The 2010 International Holland Music Sessions Summer Festival

26th May 2010, Comments 0 comments

In July and August, the international music festival in Holland is hosting young musicians and internationally renowned music teachers from all over the world.

The event, which takes place from 25 July to 28 August, will once again offer exceptional performances from around 100 musicians from more than 40 countries.

The International Holland Music Sessions guides young, talented musicians and via its international network discovers musical talent.  The Sessions is world-famous for its successful formula of career development; making the dreams of many talented musicians come true. 

Top instructors are also invited to the Netherlands to guide young musicians on the way to the international concert stage.  Among these distinguished pedagogues are the pianists, Michael Voskresensky, Klaus Hellwich, Matti Raekallio and Jacques Rouvier; the violinists, David Takeno, Josef Rissin and Krysztof Wegrzyn; and the cellists, Lluis Claret, Marie Kliegel and Reinhard Latzko.  A portion of the master classes are open to the public at the Remonstrantse Church in Alkmaar (daily at 15:00, except on Sundays). 

The teachers are affiliated with renowned music institutes such as the Conservatoire Nationale Superieure de Musique in Paris, the Juilliard School of Music in New York, Universität für Musik in Vienna, the Conservatoire de Toulouse, Guildhall School of Music in London, Hochschule für Musik in Cologne, Hannover and Karlsruhe, and the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow.

A few participants shall be selected to perform in the prestigious series, “New Masters on Tour,” which will take these soloists to the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and other important European stages.  Before it reaches this point, however, there is much to enjoy all around North-Holland.

This annual summer festival has a reputation as the starting point  for many famous musicians, both Dutch and foreign. Musicians such as Liza Ferschtman, Paolo Giacometti, Quinne Viersen, and the Storioni trio, as well Nicholas Angelich and Inon Barnatan were guided by The International Holland Music Sessions at the beginning of their careers.  Well-established musicians such as the cellist, Gavriel Lipkind and the violinist, Pavel Sporci were also discovered by The International Holland Music Sessions.

For the latest news on the summer festival, the complete program, the extensive brochure, and ticket sales, please visit

For further information, please contact:

Hans van Reeuwijk
The International Holland Music Sessions, Natteweg 9, 1862 CW Bergen NH
Phone: 072-5821300, email:

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