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!


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tihms musiciansSummer concerts 2017

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A large number of concerts will be organized by young musicians from various countries. The main area of the concerts is in Bergen NH, a wonderful village near the Nordsea cost. Concerts are also organized in in various other cities in the Netherlands.

Masterclasses take place on afternoons in the Remonstrantse Kerk in Alkmaar. These masterclasses offer you an insight view in the coaching of talented musicians by famous teachers, often active performers themselves.


Go to concerts to view the programs in the various locations. Tickets can be ordered in the webshop. (It is not always necessary to buy tickets in advance.)

A humble way of transportation can mark your path to an impressive career.

17 years old Cemil Yener Gökbudak from Turkey, participant in 2013, on his way to the concert in Bergen.

In the picture, 17 years old pianist Cemil Yener Gökbudak from Turkey, participant in 2013, on his way to the concert in Bergen NH, before the entrance of the Ruinekerk.

Upcoming events

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

Vrijdag 28 juli 2017 20:30 uurSlot Schagen
Florian Verweij, piano (Nederland)
Sergej Ljapoenov (1859-1924): Etude nr. 10 'Lesghinka' uit 12 Etudes d'execution transcendante, opus 11
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750): Italiaans Concert in F, BWV 971
- Allegro
- Andante
- Presto
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827): Sonate nr. 21 in C, opus 53 'Waldstein'
- Allegro cron brio
- Introduzione. Adagio molto
- Rondo. Allegretto moderato - Prestissimo

Emma Mercedes Besselaar, cello (Nederland)
Noriko Yabe, piano (Japan)
Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996): Orion voor cello en piano (1984)
Henriette Bosmans (1895-1952): uit Impressies voor cello en piano
- Nuit Calme (1926)
Robert Schumann (1810–1856): Fünf Stücke im Volkston voor piano en cello opus 102 (1849)
- Vanitas vanitatum. Mit Humor
- Langsam
- Nicht schnell, mit viel Ton zu spielen
- Nicht zu rasch
- Stark und markiert
Florian Verweij Photo Marije van den Berg
Florian Verweij Photo Marije van den Berg
Emma Mercedes Besselaar Photographer unknown
Emma Mercedes Besselaar Photographer unknown
Noriko Yabe Photographer Sarah Wijzenbeek
Noriko Yabe Photographer Sarah Wijzenbeek

 Ypma Piano's Alkmaar / Steinway Center Nederland   HVC
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