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Monday, 9 March 2020

Seeking young orchestral players - the Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra

Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra
Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra 2019
Blaricum is a village in North Holland, some 30 kilometres from Amsterdam, and in 2018 Peter Santa founded the Blaricum Music Festival in what was his home town. In 2020 the festival returns for its third edition, (18-28 June 2020) and it is looking for good young (18-28) orchestral players to participate in the (student) Blaricum Music Festival Orchestra (11-28 June 2020). Soloists include Augustin Dumay, Steven Isserlis, Alexandra Conunova, Barry Douglas and Camilla Tilling. French conductor Mathieu Herzog (former viola player with the Quatuor Ébène) is returning as the orchestra’s Artistic Director.

There is no fee but all expenses (travel, transfers, lodging, meals) are covered by the festival and apart from the rehearsals there will be group coaching sessions with outstanding orchestral players from (among others) the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

The application deadline is April 1st 2020 and all applicants will be notified no later than 15th April 2020 whether or not they are invited to participate. Interested musicians should send a full biography, colour photograph (printing quality) and (a) link(s) to online video footage on which they are seen playing at least 2 contrasting pieces/movements to info@blaricumfestival.com.

Full details from the festival website.

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