RCO Young is the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra’s new and international youth orchestra. It consists of young talented musicians between 14 and 17 years old and is to represent all of the countries of the European Union and reflect the diversity of Europe.
This youth orchestra is intended for hidden talent: young musicians who are in need of some extra support and who are currently underrepresented in the European orchestras. RCO Young will present concerts at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and at the Flagey Concert Hall in Brussels under the baton of Pablo Heras-Casado. The Spanish conductor devotes much of his time and attention to education and talent development. He has conducted the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, the National Youth Orchestra of Spain (JONDE) and the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra.
The first RCO Young summer camp takes place from 7 to 25 August 2019 at Akoesticum.
At the RCO Young summer camp the young musicians will be participating in an intensive programme of group and orchestral rehearsals, chamber music, coaching sessions and workshops led by professional workshop leaders, and classes given by members of the Concertgebouw Orchestra. The training goes beyond music, though. In collaboration with United World Colleges Netherlands, they will also be attending workshops focusing on personal development, democracy and social responsibility.
For more information, visit RCO Young on the Concertgebouw Orchestra’s website