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.

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 2015-2016

During the concert season 2015-2016 we 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).
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 will start 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 9 november 2015 19:00 uurHervormde Kerk - Den Hoorn
Magdalena Filipczak, viool (Polen)
Adam Golka, piano (Verenigde Staten van Amerika)
Witold Lutosławski (1913-1994): ‘Subito’ voor viool en piano

Benjamin Britten (1913-1976): Reveille, Concertstudie voor viool en piano (1937)

Benjamin Britten: Uit Suite voor viool en piano, opus 6
- Waltz

Franz Schubert (1797-1828): Fantasie voor viool en piano in C gr. t., D. 934
- Andante molto - Allegretto
- Andantino - Allegro - Allegretto - Presto

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Alexei Tartakovsky, piano (Verenigde Staten van Amerika)
Joseph Haydn (1732-1809): Sonate voor piano in C. gr. t., Hob. XVI:50
- Allegro
- Adagio
- Allegro molto

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Nocturne in c kl. t., opus 48 nr. 1

Sergej Rachmaninoff (1873-1943): Sonate no 2 opus 36 in bes kl.t. (originele versie)
- Allegro agitato
- Non allegro
- Allegro molto

Magdalena Filipczak
‘Ik was onder de indruk van de muzikale rijpheid die ze tentoonspreidde’, zei cellist Clive Greensmith van het Tokyo String Quartet al over de Poolse violiste Magdalena Filipczak. Ook haar inspanningen voor het Poolse vioolrepertoire verdienen veel lof. De Poolse violiste speelt bij haar Concertgebouwdebuut begeleid door Adam Golka onder andere een werk van Lutoslawski voordat Alexei Tartakovsky het overneemt.

Alexei Tartakovsky
De van oorsprong Russische pianist Alexei Tartakovsky verhuisde op 3-jarige leeftijd met zijn ouders naar de Verenigde Staten. Daar ontdekte men zijn talent en inmiddels is Tartakovsky via de fameuze Juilliard School of Music uitgegroeid tot een meer dan veelbelovend solist. Net als de Poolse violiste Magdalena Filipczak vergeet ook Tartakovsky zijn wortels niet en speelt hij een indrukwekkende Rachmaninoff.

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