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!


Foto: Veerle Bastiaanssen
The Nesko 2021 Program

Louise Farrenc

First Symphony in C minor


Felix Mendelssohn

Die Hebriden


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Serenade in A minor


Ramin Amin Tafreshi

Through Windows of Desire



Stijn Berkouwer



Elizaveta Agrafenina




Nesko 2021! Read more about the 2021 program

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The tour dates

Rehearsal weekend:

March 18- March 20, 2022


Rehearsal week:

April 18- April 24, 2022



April 24 15:00 – Sint-Nicolaaskerk, Sint Nicolaasga

April 25  20:15 –  De Oosterpoort, Groningen

April 26  20:15 – Sint Janskathedraal, Den Bosch

April 27 15:00 – Antonius van Paduakerk, Nijmegen

April 28 20:15 – Geertekerk, Utrecht

April 29 20:15 – Burgerzaal Stadhuis, Middelburg

April 30 20:15 – Vredeskerk, Leiden

April 1 20:15 – Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam




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.