Concertgebouworkest Young

    Concertgebouworkest Young

    Concertgebouworkest Young is the international youth orchestra of the Concertgebouworkest. Made up of young, talented musicians aged fourteen to seventeen from all over Europe, Young truly reflects the diversity of European society. 

    The aim of Concertgebouworkest Young is to showcase those with hidden talent – young musicians who could use a little extra support and who have lacked visibility in the orchestras of Europe.

    Young 2022 takes place from 4 until 21 August 2022 under the baton of Gustavo Gimeno.


    Thursday, 18 August - Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam
    Saterday, 20 August - Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

    Concert programme
    Francisco Coll- Hímnica
    Ludwig van Beethoven - Violin Concerto
    Antonín Dvorák - Symphony No. 9 ‘From the New World'

    Chamber music

    On Saturday 13 August the young musicians will form various chamber music ensembles and will be giving concerts in the Openluchttheater Velp (Open Air Theater Velp) and in Akoesticum Ede.

    On Sunday 14 August, the various chamber music ensembles will give concerts at the same time at 2.30 pm in the AmsterdamUMC, at the locations AMC and VU. 

    Summer school

    The Young summer school offers these youngsters an intensive programme including orchestral and sectional rehearsals, as well as chamber music coachings and masterclasses – all under the supervision of musicians from the Concertgebouworkest.

    The combination of these musical components with a United World Colleges programme is unique. Professional trainers guide the youngsters in a curriculum focusing on personal growth, democracy and ambassadorship.

    The programme culminates in concerts performed by the youth orchestra under the baton of a world-renowned conductor at the Concertgebouw and in one other concert hall.