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 2023 will play the following program!


Commissioned piece – Karmit Fadael

Violin concerto in  A minor – Antonín Dvořák

Symphony no. 7 in A major – Ludwig van Beethoven

Nesko 2022! Read more about the 2022 program

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The dates for Nesko 2023 are now known!


November 20, 2022: Deadline for signing up for concert master auditions

November 26, 2022: Concert master auditions

January 14 & 15, 2023: First round of audtions

March 4 & 5, 2023: Second round of auditions*

March 17 – 19, 2023: Rehearsal weekend

April 10 – 15, 2023: Rehearsal week

April 16 – 23, 2023: Tour


*Only for instrument groups that still need players after the first round.

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 40 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.