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Masterclasses, In-Depth Sessions & Side-by-Sides 
Events: About

We offer a number of educational projects over the course of the season. Applications are accepted from young talents, conservatory and postgraduate students from all institutions, as well as from our own Davidsbündler Academists and regular students. Below you will find the list of projects. For more information about longer term studies at the Davidsbündler Academy, please click here.

If you would like to attend masterclasses, rehearsals, in-depth sessions or concerts, please use this form to reserve your seat(s):
Everyone is welcome! And it adds excitement for the students when you are there.. :-)

Sept 17 | Klassiek op het Amstelveld | Carnival of the Animals


At the Klassiek op het Amstelveld festival, Davidsbündler Students are invited to perform in a side-by-side project of the Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint Saens. 

Borys Fedorov, Adventures of Mowgli: Miriam Pastor, Daniel Rowland, Anna Fedorova, Nicholas Schwartz

Saint-Saëns, Carnival of the Animals: Clarinet TBD, Flute TBD, Daniel Rowland, with narration by Edwin Rutten

Student Positions: violin, viola, cello
on period has ended and all positions are filled.


Sept 14, RCO House, Amsterdam 12:30-16:30

Sept 15, RCO House, 12:00-16:00

Sept 17, 9:30am, Dress Rehearsal,11:00 Concert at the Studio 150 - Bethlehemkerk, Amsterdam North

Sept 18 | A Day with Marc Danel, violin


Marc Danel is the first violinist of the acclaimed Danel String Quartet. He is a Professor of Violin at the conservatories of Lyon and Namur and since 2011 is the artistic director and head teacher of the Netherlands String Quartet Academy. Students are welcome to apply for a violin masterclass or together with their chamber music groups.

Student Positions: violinists and chamber groups
on period has ended and all positions are filled.

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Schedule on Sept 18th

11:00 - 13:30 Masterclasses (solo violin or chamber music groups)
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Masterclasses (solo violin or chamber music groups)
15:30 - 18:00  Side by side rehearsals for the concert
18:00 - 19:00 Dinner and In-Depth Session
19:30 - 21:30 Concert performance by all participants

Sept 27-30 | Side-by-Side | Marvelous Mozart, with Chiyan Wong, Olivier Thierry & Nicholas Schwartz

"When the angels play for God, they play Bach. But when they play for themselves, they play Mozart." Karl Barth

In this Side-by-Side project, pianist Chiyan Wong will deep dive into the world of Mozart together with Concertgebouw Orchestra musicians Olivier Thierry and Nicholas Schwartz.

Includes two days of rehearsals and lessons, an in-depth session and two concerts in which students and professors are perform together on stage.

"Mozart's music 'invites' in a rather singular way. At times, it is like being given the keys to a secret garden, where you are invited to 'find' treasures. Whoever ventures into this garden finds objects which are specific to the person themselves.

When we immerse ourselves in his music, revealed is a world of theatre: a visual world. Colours shift, characters appear, shapes form. A lanterna magica." - Chiyan Wong

Student Positions: Piano (2), Violin (2), Viola, Cello and Double Bass
on period has ended and all positions are filled.

Nicky cello bass


Sept 27th, Rehearsals and lessons

Sept 28th, Rehearsals and lessons

Sept 29th, In-Depth Session & Concert, Davidsbündler Salon

Sept 30th, Concert at Theater de Stoomfabriek, Dalfsen 

Oct 19 | Cello Masterclass with Steven Isserlis

Legendary concert cellist, Steven Isserlis visits the Davidsbündler Music Academy for a very special masterclass and In-Depth Session.

Student Positions: 4 cellists will be selected to receive a Masterclass (all other applicants will be invited to be in the audience)
Application Deadline: Sept 30, 2023

14:00-18:00 Masterclass and In-Depth Session

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Oct 20-22 | Piano Trio workshop with the Busch Trio


Since its foundation in 2012, the trio has played on many international stages: Wigmore Hall London, Concertgebouw Amsterdam, BOZAR Brussels, Flagey Brussels, and Queen Elizabeth Hall London. Their recent Wigmore Hall concert was critically acclaimed, The Times wrote: “…what impressed most was the group's effortless musicianship and unity of thought and attack. The three even seemed to be breathing in synch.” Other highlights included a tour in China and collaborations with Michael Collins, Bruno Giuranna and Miguel da Silva.

Student Positions: 6 Chamber Groups (Piano Trio, Piano/String Quartet, Piano/String Duo) will be selected for this 3-day workshop
Application Deadline: Oct 3, 2023


Busch trio

20th, Rehearsals

Concert by the Busch Trio

21st, One-on-one lessons, trio rehearsals, Side-by-Side rehearsal

22nd, Rehearals, In-Depth Session, Student and Side-by-Side Concert

Nov 2-4 | Triple "SCH" | Side-by-Side with Daniel Rowland, Maja Bogdanovic and Anna Fedorova

Violinist Daniel Rowland, cellist Maja Bogdanovic and pianist Anna Fedorova take a deep-dive into the musical worlds of Schubert and Clara/Robert Schumann.

Student Positions: violin, viola, cello, double bass, piano
Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2023

Franz Schubert - String Quintet in C Major, 1st movement

Clara Schumann - Piano Concerto, Op 7  (version with string quintet accompaniment)

Robert Schumann - Piano Quintet, Op 44 in Eb Major

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Dec 19-22 | Piano Storm | Anna Fedorova, Antonii Baryshevskyi, Borys Fedorov, Tatiana Abayeva

Four pianists offer four days of piano masterclasses:

Anna Fedorova is one of the world's premier pianists. From an early age, she demonstrated an innate musical maturity and outstanding technical abilities. She has a thriving international concert career. Audiences around the world have been “completely taken by surprise, compelled and astonished” by the depth and power of her musical expression.

Antonii Baryshevskyi is a prominent Ukrainian pianist and a winner of the First Prize in some of the most prestigious international piano competitions such as the Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition, “Premio Jaen”, and F. Busoni International Piano Competition. He is a solo artist of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine and teaches master classes in Ukraine and abroad.

Ukrainian pianist Borys Fedorov has been teaching for more than three decades at the Kiev State Conservatory and at the Lysenko Kiev Specialized Musical College For Exceptional Young Talents. His passion for coaching young pianists for competitions, concerts and CD recordings has helped many of his students with their international careers.

Tatiana Abaieva has been training young piano students for several decades. Many of her students are internationally successful concert pianists. After being one of Ukraine's most prominent piano teachers, she now lives in The Hague continuing to share her knowledge and experience as a full time professor at the Davidsbündler Music Academy.

With special In-Depth session guest, Marco Riaskoff

Student Positions: 10 Pianists
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2023

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19-20: One-on-one Lessons

21st: One-on-one lessons, In-depth @ 2pm with Marco Riascoff, Final Dinner and Students' Concert

22nd: One-on-one lessons

Each participating pianist will receive 4 hours of private lessons; 1 hour with each professor. We also encourage students to attend the lessons of others.

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