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 has played the following program!


Lamentum – Karmit Fadael

Violin concerto in A minor – Antonín Dvořák

Symphony no. 7 in A major – Ludwig van Beethoven

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Nesko 2023 has concluded with an amazing tour!

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

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.