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 >>

Apply now for Winter Tour & EUYO

Music students (18-27 yrs) can apply now for positions in the NJO for the upcoming Winter Tour. On the programme, amongst other works, Le Sacre du Printemps by Igor Strawinsky. The NJO will be conducted by Antony Hermus. Go to For musicians for all details or go straight to your musician portal (also via top menu at this page) if you are NJO member.

What's on

9 Oct • 16 Oct • 23 Oct • 30 Oct • 6 Nov • 13 Nov • 20 Nov


NJO accompanies opera talents in eight TV episodes


23 Oct • 27 Nov • 11 Dec

NJO Verrassingsconcert

Young musical talent on stage at every concert


4 Nov • 5 Nov • 6 Nov • 13 Nov • 16 Nov • 19 Nov • 20 Nov • 27 Nov • 4 Dec • 9 Dec • 10 Dec • 11 Dec • 18 Dec • 28 Dec • 29 Dec • 30 Dec • 5 Jan • 8 Jan

Het Lijflied (5+)

A musical journey through the body

Weert, Rosmalen, Heerhugowaard, Sittard, Franeker, Laren, Leiden, Arnhem, Kerkrade, Helmond, Amsterdam, Utrecht

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3 August 2022

Bluebards Castle sold out

De first concerts of the NJO summer projects during the Muziekzomer have taken place

NJO Tubakwartet speelt in de Hortus Nijmegen

13 May 2022

Summer programme NJO now available

From chamber music ensemble to full-blown opera production: the musicians of the National Youth Orchestra will bring five different programmes this…

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