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.

Zondag 17 januari 2016 14:30 uurConcertgebouw - Amsterdam
Stella Cho, cello (Verenigd Koninkrijk/Zuid-Korea)
Jayoung Kim, piano (Zuid-Korea)

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonate voor cello en piano in C gr. t., opus 102 nr. 1
- Andante – Allegro vivace
- Adagio – Tempo d'andante – Allegro vivace

Leoš Janáček (1854-1928): ‘Pohádka’ ('Een Sprookje')

Béla Bartók (1881-1945): Rapsodie voor cello en piano Sz. 86, BB 94

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Fabian Müller, piano (Duitsland)

Johannes Brahms (1833-1897): Drie Intermezzi, opus 117
- Andante moderato
- Andante non troppo e con molto espressione
- Andante con moto

Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonate voor piano in f kl. t., opus 57 'Appassionata'
- Allegro assai
- Andante con moto
- Allegro ma non troppo - Presto

Stella Cho
De van oorsprong Zuid-Koreaanse celliste Stella Cho gaf zo’n tien jaar geleden al een stevig visitekaartje af. Toen won Cho op 14-jarige leeftijd de Texaco Young Musicians of Wales Competition. Inmiddels is ze uitgegroeid tot een volbloed soliste, wat ze samen met haar begeleidster Jayoung Kim bewijst in programma met ware celloklassiekers. Na Cho biedt Fabian Müller twee meesterwerken uit het pianorepertoire.

Fabian Müller
Durf kan de Duitse pianist Fabian Müller niet ontzegd worden. Hij waagt het zich te presenteren in het Concertgebouw met Intermezzi van Brahms en Beethovens Appassionata. Müller kiest hierbij voor veeleisende werken vol lyriek en hogeschool pianistiek. Müller kan het aan. Hij maakte al jong deel uit van een project om zeer getalenteerde musici te begeleiden. Net als Cho is hij een musicus met veel podiumervaring.

Sponsor: Wereldhave
Stella Cho Photographer Dong Hwa Chung
Stella Cho Photographer Dong Hwa Chung
Fabian Müller Photographer unknown
Fabian Müller Photographer unknown
Jayoung Kim Photographer Natasha Komoda
Jayoung Kim Photographer Natasha Komoda
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