Young 2022 has started

Concertgebouworkest Young 2022 has started! On 4 August, 73 young and talented musicians from all over Europe travelled to the Akoesticum in Ede to immerse themselves in the great symphonic repertoire and chamber music, and to learn from each other and from the Concertgebouworkest. Have a look at the places the young talents are coming from, get to know them a little and discover what life can bring after Young.
Concertgebouw Orchestra Young: 73 young talented musicians from all over Europe – and a participant from South Africa. photo: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra image: koninklijk concertgebouworkest
Concertgebouw Orchestra Young: 73 young talented musicians from all over Europe – and a participant from South Africa. photo: Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra image: Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest

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. All participants have been nominated by a music teacher, the conductor of an ensemble or the leader of a school/band/orchestra. Participating means being away from home for more than two weeks, getting to know new people, gaining new experiences and being immersed in a professional musical environment. In short, it is an exciting and fun period for which the participants must prepare well.

What items will you take with you?

What items will you take with you to Young?

How are you preparing for Young?

How are you preparing your parts for Young?

What are you looking forward to the most?

What are you looking forward to the most?

Online lessons for preparation

In preparation for Concertgebouworkest Young, participants receive online lessons from members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. For example, principal bassoonist Andrea Cellacchi gave online lessons to the bassoonists.

Principal bassoonist Andrea Cellacchi teaches online to participants in preparation for Young 2022.

Looking Back on Young 2019

According to his teacher, principal cellist Gregor Horsch, Klaudio Zoto is very driven and always has a plan for what his next step will be. Klaudio participated in Young 2019, an experience he will carry with him for the rest of his life. He now focuses on what he has to say musically and how he can convey his message to his audience in the best possible way.

Life after Young. Klaudio from Albania participated in Young 2019. Now his teacher is principal cellist Gregor Horsch. He is training for a life as a professional musician.