The rehearsal week and concerts will take place from August 23 to 29, 2021. More information about the concerts will follow shortly.
During it’s tour in 2021 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 orchestra Krashna Musika in Delft.
Nesko is very glad to have Stijn Berkouwer as it’s conductor in 2021!
The Dutcht Student Chamber Orchestra as a collective of heroes in the brand new composition ‘Collective’
Remy van Kesteren is a Ductch harpist and composer. In 2010 he graduated with the highest distinction at the Utrechts Conservatorium with Erika Waardenburg as his teacher. Thereafter he studied with de famous harpist Isabelle Moretti at the Conservatoire National Superieur de Musique. Then he graduated summa cum laude for his master at the Conservatorium of Amsterdam.
Besides being a soloist, Remy also is a composer. Hij got his lessons in composing with Willem Jeths en wrote his own music with multiple music styles. The first album that contains his own work, besides works of other composers, is called Tomorrow Eyes. His newest album that only contains his own music but also his own singing and self-written texts is called Shadows. Remy played his own music during club tours and theater tours.
Freedom and crossing the boundries between genres are charecteristic for Remy’s music. This completely suits the theme ‘Nesko durft het aan!’ (‘Nesko dares!’) of this year’s project.
Nesko is very enthousiastic and honoured to collaborate with such a talented musical adventurer like Remy van Kesteren!
During the tour in April 2020 we would give lunch concerts at the following locations *:
Museum the Buitenplaats in Eelde
Reinier van Arkel in ‘s Hertogenbosch
Korte Vlietschool in Leiden
Bartimeus in Zeist
PI Torentijd in Middelburg
* Due to the measures regarding the Corona virus, these concerts could unfortunately not take place.