New opportunities for selected NJO musicians

15 september 2020

Musicians from the National Youth Orchestra of the Netherlands (NJO) were very excited about NJO's projects of the past six months for which they were selected. Several NJO members had participated before, but for some the planned projects were the first introduction to NJO after successfully passing auditions. Unfortunately, all projects had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis.

To ensure that these NJO musicians can still be given the orchestral experience they had been looking for, they will be given priority in the upcoming NJO projects. The musicians who would participate in various projects of the orchestra during the NJO Summer Festival 2020, as well as the musicians who had been assigned to the Defiant Requiem in Amsterdam in May this year, will be given a new chance. They will be assigned to either the NJO Winter Tour 2021 and/or the Defiant Requiem 2021 in May 2021. The musicians who were assigned to additional projects, such as the family opera "A song for the moon", will also keep their preferred position in the event that the projects are reprogrammed in the future.

Selected NJO musicians do not need to contact the National Youth Orchestras of the Netherlands (NJON), the organisation behind NJO. They will be approached by the NJO orchestra manager about their availability for the upcoming projects. Only after all musicians who passed the auditions have been approached, will any possible vacancies and auditions be announced. More information about the auditions can be found under Audition & musicians.

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