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Founded in 1955, The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra is an exceptional ensemble with a rich history of artistic highlights.

The orchestra gained world fame in the sixties when it played in Carnegie Hall under the baton of its founder Szymon Goldberg: ‘If ever a concert merited the epithet ‘perfect’, it was the one given by Szymon Goldberg and his Netherlands Chamber Orchestra in Carnegie Hall,’ wrote the New York Times at the time.

In 2004 Gordan Nikolić was appointed artistic leader of the orchestra. He leads the orchestra from the first desk of the first violins, rather than being a conductor.

Especially the dynamics between the orchestra members is very special. The orchestra plays mostly without a conductor. Thus the musicians trust each other blindly and it's that special chemistry that transmits to the audience straight away.

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra plays tens of concerts per year in Amsterdam, especially in the Concertgebouw, but also in Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ and on other big stages at home and abroad. Furthermore the orchestra regularly plays in a sold-out Paradiso playing concerts where 20th-century composers like Mahler and Stravinsky are the main subject.

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra plays some productions per season at the National Opera of The Netherlands.

In 2012 I was able to join this wonderful crowd.

Do come and listen to one of our concerts!

Photocredits Ronald Knapp
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