Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam

Essays - winners

Winning authors RCO meets Europe Essay contest

In 2016 we invited talented young European writers (age 18 to 30) to pen down an essay focusing on the role that music (classical or another genre) plays in the essayist’s own life, while the RCO meets Europe initiative is under way. Hereby we present the ten winners of the essay contest. The authors of these essays have won an all-inclusive cultural weekend in Amsterdam in February 2019, including a visit to a concert of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. Their contributions will also be published in a book called RCO meets Europe, to be published in February 2019.