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.

New Masters on Tour 2017-2018

During the concert season 2017-2018 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 Den Hoorn on the isle Texel.
We selected great young musicians for you again!
See concerts or refer to our agenda.

Check out our introduction video!


De deelnemers van 2017

Een overzicht van alle deelnemers van 2017, met een korte biografie en (soms) een foto. Ook links naar hun websites, en naar audio/video media. U vindt deze pagina hier.

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tihms musiciansSummer Academy 2018

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

August 5 - August 26, 2018

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 later years, later competitions and later 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 2018 is possible since December 2017. You are welcome! Details can be found in Summer Academy.

Over a hundred concerts and masterclasses

A large number of concerts are planned in the summer period of 2018 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.

All details will be available in concerts.

Upcoming events

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

Zondag 11 februari 2018 12:00 uurTaqaTheater De Vest - Alkmaar
KOFFIECONCERT - Francks sonate volgens de cello
Anastasia Feruleva, cello (Rusland)
Frank van de Laar, piano (Nederland)
Carl Reinecke (1824-1910): Sonate voor cello en piano in a kl. t., opus 42
- Allegro moderato
- Lento ma non troppo-Intermezzo.Moderato- Molto piu animato
- Finale. Allegro molto appassionato
César Franck (1822-1890): Sonate voor cello en piano in A gr. t.
- Allegretto ben moderato
- Allegro
- Ben Moderato:Recitative-Fantasia
- Allegretto poco mosso
Bohuslav Martinů (1890-1959): Variaties voor cello en piano H. 290
“Variaties op een thema van Rossini”

De Russische celliste Anastasia Feruleva maakt al enige tijd furore in Nederland. De oud-studente van het Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag trad al op met onder andere het Nationaal Jeugd Orkest en het Noord Nederlands Orkest. In de kamermuziek voelt ze zich het meest thuis wat ze, begeleid door Frank van de Laar, bewijst met onder andere de celloversie van César Francks beroemde Sonate in A. Deze oorspronkelijk voor viool geschreven sonate is het middelpunt van een recital dat verder even mooie als minder bekende werken van Reinecke en Martinů biedt. Vooral de Variaties op een thema van Rossini is een cellofeest van de eerste orde.
Anastasia Feruleva photo Nic Limper
Anastasia Feruleva photo Nic Limper
Frank van de Laar
Frank van de Laar
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