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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.. :-)

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.

Jan 21-23 | Violin & Cello | Clemence De Forceville, Benedict Kloeckner

Clémence de Forceville is the concertmaster of the Laussanne Chamber Orchestra and former member of the Trio Zora. She is the considered one of the most promising French violinists of her generation. Her numerous activities as a soloist, chamber musician, concertmaster and teacher make her an accomplished and versatile musician. She teaches at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris as an assistant to Philippe Graffin.


Benedict Kloeckner is one of the outstanding artists of his generation. He performs worldwide as a soloist with renowned orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, the Deutsche Radiophilharmonie, the Mozarteumorchester Salzburg, the NDR Radiophilharmonie, the MDR-Sinfonieorchester, the Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie, the Kremerata Baltica, the Camerata Oslo and the Munich Chamber Orchestra and has worked with renowned conductors such as Daniel Barenboim, Christoph Eschenbach, Cristian Măcelaru, Ingo Metzmacher, Michael Sanderling, Clemens Schuldt, Heinrich Schiff and Sir Simon Rattle. 

Applications accepted for: Strings, Ensembles which include strings/piano  
Application Deadline: Dec 21, 2023

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21st: Lessons

22nd: Lessons

23rd: Lessons, Dinner and Students' Concert

Each participating pianist will receive 3 hours of private lessons. We also encourage students to attend the lessons of others.

Feb 3-5 | Double Bass Extravaganza!!


Spanish double bassist, Rodrigo Moro Martín is the new principal double bassist of the London Symphony and currently holds the same position in the Mahler Chamber Orchestra and the Orquesta Nacional de España in Madrid.


Olivier Thiery, has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2008. The frenchman is an avid chamber musician and recording artist. He was also a prize winner of the ARD competition and professor at the Amsterdam Conservatory.

American double bassist, Nicholas Santangelo Schwartz is a winner of the International Society of Bassists and Stulberg International String competition. He has been a member of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2013.

Take part in this unique opportunity to have multiple Private Lessons, a Chamber Music workshop, In-Depth Discussions and a performance together with three internationally acclaimed double bassists, Rodrigo Moro Martin, Olivier Thiery and Nicholas Schwartz on February 17th and 18th at the Davidsbündler Music Academy!

-3h private lessons, one with each professor

-Dinner & InDepth discussion session

-Students and Professors' Concert


Applicants are accepted both from The Netherlands and abroad.
Application deadline: January 3, 2024

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Apr 22-24 | Viola Madness with Dana Zemtsov, Lilli Majala & Santa Vižine

  • ➢  Winner of numerous competitions, Dana Zemtsov is one of the most promising international viola soloists of her generation. She is 1st Prize laureate of several competitions in Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Germany, Portugal and the Netherlands.

  • ➢  Viola professor at the Zurich University of the Arts, Lilli Majala is one of the most sought after solo violists and chamber musicians. Former principal violist of the Helsinki Philharmonic, Lilli was a member of the critically acclaimed, fearless quartet-lab with cellist Pieter Wispelwey and violinists Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Pekka Kuusisto. She appears regularly on the top stages of Europe and abroad.

  • ➢  Principal violist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra since 2022, Santa Vižine is a laureate of many international competitions. Originally from Riga, Latvia, she was principal violist of Gidon Kremer’s chamber orchestra Kremerata Baltica from 2009-2017 until she became a member of the RCO viola section. She has performed in some of the most prestigious music venues, including Carnegie Hall in New York, the Vienna Musikverein, the Royal Albert Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Sydney Opera House and the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg.

Application Deadline: March 22nd, 2024

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Take part in this unique opportunity to have multiple Private Lessons, Chamber Music Workshops, In-Depth Discussions, Dinner and a Concert performance together with three internationally acclaimed violists: Dana Zemtsov, Lilli Majala and Santa Vižine on March 20-24, 2023 at the Davidsbündler Music Academy!

May 2-4 | Piano Masterclass with Norma Fisher

We are delighted to offer open masterclasses with Norma Fisher, professor at the Royal College of Music in London, and legendary pianist from the UK. 


Norma Fisher was the student of legendary Greek pianist Gina Bachauer and was the winner of Ferruccio Busoni piano competition after which her career and international reputation flourished. She was regularly performing with all the leading orchestras of the UK such as London Symphony orchestra, Philharmonia orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and many others, was regularly performing at Royal Albert Hall at BBC Proms. Her reputation as a teacher is widely established and many of her prize-winning students are well known on the international concert circuit.  She is regularly invited as a jury member  to such competitions as Gina Bachauer (USA), Sydney Piano Competition (Australia), Young Musicians (Enschede), Newport (Wales) and many others. Norma is also the founder and artistic director of the London Master Classes which were held in London for 30 consecutive years.

Application Deadline: April1st, 2024

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Two 1h lessons with Norma, In-Depth Discussion session, Dinner and Student Concert

June 7th | Violin Masterclass with Liviu Prunaru & In-Depth Session with Marco Riaskoff

We are delighted to offer open masterclasses with Liviu Prunaru, Concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. 

“If a musical paradise exists, it must resemble the violin of Liviu Prunaru…”       -    Le Soir

Concertmaster of the Concertgebouw Orchestra, Liviu Prunaru won the Prix International Eugène Ysaÿe in 1993, as well as the Audience Prize and second prize at the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition. Winning the Juilliard Mendelssohn Competition in 1999 led to his New York solo debut at Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Symphony. Prunaru has since given solo performances with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the London Symphony Orchestra. He regularly gives recitals throughout the world.

Marco Riaskoff, long time director and founder of the Meesterpianisten series in the Concertgebouw, is a passionate violin connoisseur. He shares his stories and expertise as a manager of Riaskoff Concert Management.

This event is part of the "Davidsbündler Feest 2024" and takes places at the Studio 150 - Bethlehemkerk in Amsterdam North

Application Deadline: May 7th, 2024

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-1h lesson with Liviu, In-Depth Discussion session, Dinner and Student Concert

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