National Youth Orchestra

The NJO National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands was founded in 1957. It offers young talented musicians between 18 and 26 years old the opportunity to perform orchestral and chamber music at a (pre)professional level. For instance during the NJO Summer Festival, an annual festival involving the most beautiful locations in the province of Gelderland, and during the NJO Winter Tour, when the orchestra travels to the best concert halls in the country. Read more >>

NJO celebrates Liberation Day

Looking back on 5 May 2015, when the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands performed the 5 May concert on the Amstel. Watch more videos on our YouTube channel.


What's on

26 sep • 17 okt • 14 nov • 12 dec

NJO Verrassingsconcert

Young musical talent on stage at every concert


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25 februari 2021

Video auditions NJO are open

Auditions for the NJO Summer Festival 2021 projects are open! Registration is possible until 27 March.

28 januari 2021

We dream of full concert halls again!

The longer a concert hall is empty, the greater the promise. We, NJO musicians, are ready to play again. Will you come to see us when possible?

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