For the fifth time, the Ricciotti ensemble is having an open orchestration competition. A unique competition in The Netherlands. Participants will arrange Jeroen Tels music, originally composed for the Commodore64 and Nintendo gamecomputers, for the entire Ricciotti ensemble.
The three top arrangements will be played several times in Ricciotti’s Gaming Tour (spring 2018)
All winners will receive a great prize. The 1st prize is €1500, the 2nd prize is €1000 and the 3rd prize is €750.
The finale will be held on Saturday the 14th of April 2018, at 19.30h in the Amstelkerk in Amsterdam.
It's with great pleasure that the Ricciotti ensemble can announce that our Artistic director and conductor Leonard Evers will receive the Kersjes Stipendium for young conductors on the 2nd of December at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam. This award will be presented to him by Het Kersjes Fonds. With this prestigious award Leonard will continue to develop his conducting career, something which will also benefit the Ricciotti. Congratulations Leonard, well deserved!Ricciotti conductor wins Kersjes Stipendium for young conductors →
Ricciotti's Beestenbende tour will be held between January 1st and 7th 2018. All repertoire and most of the venues we perform are based on or inspired by animals and nature. Specifically for this tour the Dutch composer Trevor Grahl has composed a brand new "Carnaval des Animeaux". No chickens and swans in this version though, it's based on endangered and extinct species. Curious how a dodo and a dinosaur will sound according to Trevor? Come and see/hear for yourself and don't forget to put on your animal costumes, we'll wear them too!The Tours →
Streetsymphony orchestra Ricciotti ensemble is meant for everyone and brings music where and whenever possible. We think being able to listen to live symphonic music should be possible for everybody because we know what music can bring about. Music connects, makes you free, makes you move, think and feel. Music achieves beautiful things in a society and it is in the DNA of this orchestra to pro-actively perform the most beautiful and varied repertoire in places where people live, work and relax.Read more about our missions →
The Hall of Fame is a brand new project that will map the enduring power of the Ricciotti and offers advantages for those ex-members that still propagate the Ricciotti philosophy. To start it off, the following people/ couples/groups will share with you where they are now and what they still practice from their experiences with the Ricciotti.Read more here →
Judith van Driel (viool): 2004-2008, 11 tours
Marleen Wester (viool): 2006-2009, 7 tours
David Faber (cello): 2003-2008, 14 toursRead more →
The Ricciotti ensemble is an orchestra consisting of 40 young musicians. Its aim is to bring high quality symphonic music to places where this is not generally played and heard.Read more →
The way the Ricciotti performs and actively looks for audiences may seem like a new initiative. However, the Ricciotti was founded in 1970 , and from then on it has proven itself as up to date and progressive. Its mission and goals are even more necessary today in a polarizing society in which many conflicts of interest occur. The Ricciotti has its own views on society and prefers to express those not with words but rather with music. Have a look in the Ricciotti History and what is has achieved in the 5 decennia of its existence.
The help of others is essential for the Ricciotti to execute its mission. Our principal that every performance should be free of charge, means that the money for three tours a year needs to come from elsewhere. Fortunately, for many years now, the Ricciotti can count on many small and some major financial partners. The Fonds voor de cultuurparticipatie and het Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunsten have been recognizing the importance of the Ricciotti for our society for many years now and have promised to continue their financial support for the next few years.
The Ricciotti today is full of ambition and in order to be able to execute all our plans, we are continually looking for more partners, big or small. Read here about our plans and what we could mean to one another
Has our mission raked your fire and would you like to contribute with your talents to this bigger picture? Are you aware of the opportunities the Ricciotti offers you to grow as a musician and a person? Then apply for the upcoming auditions. On this page you will find more information about our next auditions, the audition process, vacancies, what you may expect of the Ricciotti and what we ask of you.Discover it here →
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