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 14 januari 2018 12:00 uurTaqaTheater De Vest - Alkmaar
KOFFIECONCERT - Liederen van Poulenc en Schumann
Henry Neill, bariton (Verenigd Koninkrijk)
Somi Kim, piano (Nieuw-Zeeland)
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963): Chansons gaillardes, FP 42
1. La maîtresse volage
2. Chanson à boire
3. Madrigal
4. Invocation aux Parques
5. Couplets bachiques
6. L’Offrande
7. La belle jeunesse
8. Sérénade
Franz Liszt (piano solo): Liebeslied 'Widmung, von Robert Schumann', S566
Robert Schumann: Zwölf Gedichte nach Justinus Kerner, Op. 35
1. Lust der Sturmnacht
2. Stirb, Lieb' und Freud'!
3. Wanderlied
4. Erstes Grün
5. Sehnsucht nach der Waldgegend
6. Auf das Trinkglas eines verstorbenen Freundes
7. Wanderung
8. Stille Liebe
9. Frage
10. Stille Tränen
11. Wer machte dich so krank?

De Engelse bariton Henry Neill is een exponent van de fameuze Engelse koortraditie. Hij studeerde koorzang aan het St. Johns College in Cambridge en bekwaamde zich daarna aan het Royal College of Music in opera. Hij is een van de deelnemers aan het Internationaal Vocalisten Concours 2017 in Den Bosch en begin 2018 is hij in Alkmaar voor zijn grootste liefde: het lied. Met de zelden volledig live uitgevoerde Chansons Gaillardes van Poulenc en de even weinig gespeelde Zwölf Gedichte nach Justinus Kerner van Schumann bewijst hij, begeleid door de zeer gespecialiseerde Somi Kim zowel in de Franse als in de Duitse liedkunst goed thuis te zijn.
Henry Neill
Henry Neill
Somi Kim Photographer Thomas Atkins
Somi Kim Photographer Thomas Atkins
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