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
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!
The soloist of Nesko 2022 will be announced soon!