Careers in the making

Since 1988 lessons and master classes in combination with stage experience form the core of The International Holland Music Sessions (TIHMS).
During the Summer Academy a new generation of soloists is intensively supervised and coached by internationally renowned musicians and pedagogues. The classes, together with the public concerts taking place during the Summer Academy, may be the first step toward an invitation to perform in prestigious concert halls in the Netherlands as well as around the world.


See Summer Academy.

Our musicians in 2015

An overview of all participants 2015, with a short bio and (sometimes) a photo. Also links to their websites, as well links to media files (often Youtube). To see the page, click here.

New Masters on Tour 2016-2017

During the concert season 2016-2017 we again offer our new New Masters on Tour series with five concerts. These concerts will take place in Amsterdam (Concertgebouw) and will be repeated in Zwolle (Schouwburg Odeon), as well in Den Hoorn on the isle Texel.
We selected great young musicians for you again!
See concerts or refer to our agenda.

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tihms musiciansSummer Academy 2016

"TIHMS, one of the finest musical courses in the world"

July 31 - August 21, 2016

Are you a musician? Playing the piano, the violin or the cello? Are you talented?

Do you think you can match with the musicians, shown on our facebook page in video? Do you have high aspirations, and do you realize that international experience abroad, in teaching and in performing, will increase your chances in that beautiful but alltogether difficult world of music performance?

Next to that, do you know that, due to the formula we chose: staying in a friendly host-family during the course, enjoying the meals and teaching-experiences together with musical soul mates, and the benefit of teachers that are far beyond 'good', the International Holland Music Sessions is an experience you will never forget?

It may give a boost to a future career, provide you with lots of musical experiences that formes a base also in latter years, latter competitions and latter concerts. You will perform in one of our many Summer Concerts, or even more than one. If you are really talented, you may be the one playing in one of the finest music halls in the world: The Concertgebouw Amsterdam. We scout talent, our international faculty will scout your talent.

It's worth it! Application for the International Holland Music Summer Academy 2016 has started December 2015. You are welcome! Details are to be found in Summer Academy.

The three core weeks (lessons) of the Summer Academy are from Sunday July 31 until Sunday August 21. The concerts start a week earlier, Sunday July 24, and end a week later, Sunday August 28.

Over a hundred concerts and masterclasses

A large number of concerts are planned in the summer period of 2016 in which young musicians from all over the world will perform. The centre of the concerts is Bergen NH (Ruïnekerk) and Alkmaar (Remonstrantse Kerk), but concerts are organised in various other cities in the Netherlands.

Masterclasses take place in the afternoon in the Remonstrantse Kerk in Alkmaar. This gives you the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the education, or coaching, of young talented musicians by a world famous faculty, often prominent musicians on the concert stage themselves.

When the programming is ready (about May 2016) all details will be available in concerts.

Check out our introduction video!

Upcoming events

Below you see the first upcoming TIHMS concert. Please refer to our agenda for all events.

Maandag 16 mei 2016 19:00 uurHervormde Kerk - Den Hoorn
Bas Jongen, cello (Nederland)
Anna Magdalena Kokits, piano (Oostenrijk)
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): 12 Variaties op het thema 'Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen' uit
'Die Zauberflöte', opus 66

Robert Schumann (1810-1856): Uit Myrthen 'Du bist wie eine Blume', opus 25 nr. 4

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): 'Feldeinsamkeit', opus 86 nr. 2

Richard Strauss (1864-1949): Sonate voor cello en piano in F gr. t., opus 6
- Allegro con brio
- Andante con moto
- Finale: Allegro vivo

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Chen Guang, piano (China)
Robert Schumann (1810-1856) : Sonate voor piano in g kl. t., opus 22
- So rasch wie möglich
- Andantino
- Scherzo. Sehr rasch und markiert
- Rondo. Presto

Sergej Prokofjev (1891-1953): Sonate voor piano no 7 in Bes gr. t., opus 83
- Allegro inquieto
- Andante caloroso
- Precipitato

Bas Jongen
Nederland heeft al vele internationaal vermaarde cellisten voortgebracht. De nog jonge cellist Bas Jongen lijkt de volgend in de reeks. Zijn ontwikkeling begon bij de Jong Talent Klas van het Amsterdams Conservatorium en inmiddels klinkt zijn naam op de internationale podia. Met de Cellosonate van Richard Strauss en Beethovens Variaties over Mozarts Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen als hoekpunten getuigt hij van een originele programmakeuze.

Chen Guang
Ook de Chinese pianist Chen Guang kan ondanks het feit dat hij de twintig net gepasseerd is al bogen op een grote internationale ervaring. Hij won al diverse competities en hij geeft vandaag met de sonates van Schumann en Prokofjev een krachtig visitekaartje af. Jongen en Guang staan zo als klinkend voorbeeld voor het ontzettend hoge en inspirerende niveau van de jongste generatie musici.

Sponsor: Wereldhave
Bas Jongen Foto Nancy Horowitz
Bas Jongen Foto Nancy Horowitz
Chen Guang Photographer unknown
Chen Guang Photographer unknown
Anna Magdalena Kokits Photographer Salvador Bonilla
Anna Magdalena Kokits Photographer Salvador Bonilla
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