Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra

Welcome to the website of the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra (Nesko)! Nesko prides itself in being an orchestra for young, enthusiastic musicians to immerse themselves in the world of chamber music!


Veerle Bastiaanssen

Nesko 2024 will play the following program!


Death of a concubine – Xavier van de Poll

Divertimento concertante for double bass and orchestra – Nino Rota

Symphony no. 8 – Antonín Dvořák

Nesko 2024! Read more about the 2024 program

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Nesko 2024 will take place from the 8th until the 21st of April 2024.


Tickets can be bought here

All concerts start at 20:15.


14 april 2024 – Sint Nicolaasga (TRY-OUT)

Heilige Nicolaaskerk


15 april 2024 – Groningen



16 april 2024 – Nijmegen

Antonius van Paduakerk


17 april 2024 – Eindhoven

St. Catharinakerk


18 april 2024 – Utrecht



19 april 2024 – Middelburg

Zeeuwse concertzaal


20 april 2024 – Leiden



21 april 2024 – Amsterdam

De duif


The Nesko
The Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra (Nesko) was founded in October 1964 to offer students the opportunity to play in a chamber orchestra.
Every year, the Nesko is composed of some 45 ambitious students from Dutch universities and colleges of higher education who, in addition to their studies, make music at a high level. They are given the opportunity to devote two weeks of intensive time to chamber music repertoire. Under the guidance of a renowned conductor they study a programme that is compiled by the Nesko board and conductor from the extensive chamber music literature.