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10 oktober 2020 in News

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Ensemble

For years, musicians of the Concertgebouworkest have been giving chamber music concerts in the Recital Hall as part of their Close-up Series. This Close-up concert is part of the Horizon week focusing on Dutch music, Play Dutch with me. Stijn Berkouwer has been invited to conduct an ensemble of players from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra during a performance of the 1952 Septet by Kees van Baaren. This concert can be viewed here.
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21 februari 2019 in News

Krashna Musika

Beginning in March 2019 Stijn Berkouwer will be the new chief-conductor of the orchestra of Krashna Musika. The student orchestra of the city of Delft. Their first concerts will include the Brahms/Schoenberg Piano Quartet and will be held June 21 and 22.
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9 februari 2019 in News

Symfonieorkest De Philharmonie

Starting in February 2019, Stijn Berkouwer has been invited as Music Director for the Amsterdam based Symfonieorkest De Philharmonie. Upcoming concerts include Prokofiev's 6th Symphony in April, and in November they will perform Mahler's 2nd Symphony in the Royal Concertgebouw. website
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17 maart 2018 in News

Season 2018/2019

In the 2018/2019 season Stijn Berkouwer has been invited by the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra for school concerts and by the Orkest van het Oosten to conduct the annual Outdoor Park Concerts in Enschede in 2019.
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17 maart 2018 in News

Bach 333

On the occasion of Bach's 333rd birthday an orchestra of 333 players will be formed together with the Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest. As a tribute to Bach this concert will be televised live on Podium Witteman (Dutch National Television).
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3 december 2017 in News

Opera Zuid

In October-December of 2017 Stijn Berkouwer will assist Pieter-Jelle de Boer at Opera Zuid during a Production of Werther by Massenet. He will conduct the performance on December 7th in Tilburg.
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28 maart 2017 in News

Het Gelders Orkest

In March 2017 Stijn Berkouwer was invited again to Het Gelders Orkest to conduct several school concerts with actor Eric Robillard.
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3 december 2016 in News

Anton Kersjes Conducting Scholarship

On December 3rd of 2016 Stijn Berkouwer was awarded the Anton Kersjes Conducting Scholarship in the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This prestigious scholarship for young conductors is awarded by The Kersjes Fund and is aimed at helping the development of a young conductor.
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20 maart 2016 in News

Bernard Haitink Masterclass

Stijn Berkouwer was an active participant at the Bernard Haitink master class during the Lucerne festival in March of 2016. On the program was music by Brahms, Ravel, Britten, Mozart and Beethoven.
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26 februari 2016 in News

Het Gelders Orkest

In February of 2016 Stijn Berkouwer conducted Het Gelders Orkest for two youth concerts with a program that included music by Beethoven, Ravel and Copland.
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19 februari 2016 in News

Nederlandse Reisopera

Stijn Berkouwer was assistant conductor during Cosi fan Tutte at the Nederlandase Reisopera (Dutch Touring Opera). Previously he also assisted there during The Pearl Fishers and Madame Butterfly.
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16 maart 2015 in News

Ivan Fischer Assistant

Stijn Berkouwer was assistant to Iván Fischer at the Konzerthausorchester Berlin during the Märzmusik Festival in 2015.
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23 oktober 2014 in News

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Assistant

In October 2014 Stijn Berkouwer was assistant at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under the baton of Antony Hermus with Prokofievs Cinderella.
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17 augustus 2014 in News


In the Summer of 2014 Stijn Berkouwer has been invited to visit the Tanglewood festival in the United States as a guest of their conducting program. There he participated in a masterlass with Stefan Asbury.
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7 november 2013 in News

CD Recording

In the Autumn of 2013 Stijn Berkouwer made a CD recording with the Sächsische Bläserphilharmonie with prizewinning works from composition competition of GEMA.
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25 augustus 2013 in News

Lucerne Summer Festival

In the Summer of 2013 Stijn Berkouwer participated in a master class with David Robertson during the Lucerne Summer festival and he was in Hungary for a master class with Peter Eötvös. He also participated in master classes with Colin Metters in Zagreb en Johannes Schlaefli in Frankfurt Oder.
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25 mei 2013 in News

Hanns Eisler Prize for new music

On the 25th of May 2013, together with an ensemble of the conservatory in Berlin, Stijn Berkouwer won the first prize for the interpretation of a work by Roberto Fausti during the Hanns Eisler Preis Competition for new music.
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24 april 2013 in News

Deutsche Oper Tischlerei

In March and April of 2013 Stijn Berkouwer was assistant to Manuel Nawri at the Deutsche Oper Berlin during Neue Szene, a project with three modern operas.
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