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OESC offers

OESC offers young international artists in pre-formed chamber music ensembles (2 to 9 musicians) an intensive course of about 30 hours of specialised education by renowned international chamber musicians and teachers.

OESC takes place during the 11 days of the annual Orlando Festival, in the centre of Kerkrade, The Netherlands (August 11-21, 2022) with chamber music lessons, master classes and coaching in several essential other skills. The large variety of educational topics is unique in Europe. For more information: www.oesc.nl and www.orlandofestival.nl.

Participation includes the opportunity to perform at regional concerts and in some cases also at Orlando concerts as well as free access to all 20 Orlando chamber music concerts.

For a few selected ensembles OESC will offer full tuition, room & board plus all travel costs. For other groups there will be limited scholarships. All other participants can attend for € 1.500 per person (tuition, room & board included), excluding travel costs. Participants will be housed in the 4-star Fletcher Parkstad Hotel in Kerkrade, breakfast included. Lunch (in Theater Kerkrade) and dinner (in Fletcher Hotel Erenstein) will be buffet-style.

OESC presents through lessons, master classes, workshops and coaching a variety of opportunities to grow and learn in many different aspects of music making. This includes musical subjects such as HIP (historically informed performance) from baroque to 20th century repertoire, and useful techniques and skills such as efficiency in rehearsing, knowledge of learning development, communication within the ensemble and dealing with mental and physical stress. OESC takes place in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, where all participating musicians and amateur- participants of the Orlando Festival meet and connect during lessons, concerts, meals, as well as after concerts in a cosy central place in Theatre Kerkrade.

Extra professional support

At the end of the course OESC selects one or two excellent groups for additional professional support, offering opportunities such as a concert tour of 3 to 5 performances in The Netherlands, financial support to attend other chamber music courses, or a fully produced CD recording.

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