The Willem Mengelberg Fonds supports young talents

For an ambitious music student, it can be a challenge to find enough means to finance your musical career. The Willem Mengelberg Fonds supports conservatory master students in their professional development. You can apply for a contribution by the fund to help finance the participation of a masterclass or course, or another activity in the domain of your education that is aimed at your development into a professional musician or conductor.
Willem Mengelberg
Willem Mengelberg

The Willem Mengelberg Fonds was established in 1920 in honor of the twenty-fifth anniversary of Mengelberg as chief-conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Willem Mengelberg (1871-1951) has been particularly important for the Dutch music scene and its reputation abroad. He was the chief-conductor of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra for half a century.

Since its foundation, the Willem Mengelberg Fonds has been supporting talented conservatory students in their development into professional musicians for over a century.

You are eligible to apply if you:

  • finished your bachelor’s and/or are in your master’s;
  • are no older than 28 years old;
  • are Dutch and/or are studying or working in the Netherlands;
  • have applied for the Willem Mengelberg Fonds not more than once before.

The closing day is May 1, 2023.

Applications to be received via the online application form only.

In the form, the guidelines are further described. For more information or questions you can contact José de Haan,

to application form