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Tour Nesko 2022
During April and May, the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra will be playing concerts in 8 Dutch cities. For the first time in its history The Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra is playing music by a female composer, Louise Farrenc. Besides this, works by Mendelssohn, Vaughan Williams and a new composition by Ramin Amin Tafreshi will be played. Keep an eye on the website and social media to stay informed!

Louise Farrenc

First Symphony in C minor


Felix Mendelssohn

Die Hebriden


Ralph Vaughan Williams

Serenade in A minor


Ramin Amin Tafreshi




Stijn Berkouwer






April 24 – Sint Nicolaasga


April 25 – Groningen


April 26 – Den Bosch


April 27 – Nijmegen


April 28 – Utrecht


April 29 – Middelburg


April 30 – Leiden


May 1 – Amsterdam

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During it’s tour in 2022 the Dutch Student Chamber Orchestra will be conducted by the young and energetic Stijn Berkouwer.


Stijn studied in Amsterdam and Berlin. He graduated in orchestral conducting with Lucas Vis as his teacher at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, he graduated at the Hochschule fur Musik Hanns Eisler in Berlin.

Stijn began with playing the piano at young age. Besides playing the piano he also plays the double bass and bassguitar and he has much experience as a singer in numerous choirs.


In 2016 Stijn won the Anton Kersjes scholarship for young conductors. He participated in masterclasses with Bernard Haitink and David Robertson. Stijn conducted Het Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest, Opera Zuid, Het Gelders Orkest and het Noord Nederlands Orkest and hij collaborated as an assistent conductor with the Royal Concertgebouw orchestra. Currently Stijn is the principal conductor of Symfonieorkest de Philharmonie in Amsterdam and the student orchestras Krashna Musika in Delft and The Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra in Utrecht.


Nesko is very glad to have Stijn Berkouwer as it’s conductor in 2022!

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The soloist of Nesko 2022 will be announced soon!


Lunch concerts
During the tour, in addition to the regular evening concerts, lunch concerts are also given by the members of the Nesko in smaller chamber music ensembles.
During the rehearsal week, ensembles are formed that will give lunch concerts during the tour for groups of people that are less likely to come into contact with classical music. These concerts are given, for example, in a penitentiary institution, a primary school with special education and a psychiatric institution. Would you like the orchestra members of the Nesko to visit your organization to give a lunch concert? Please contact our orchestra chief at orkestchef@nesko.nl!