Available Positions
Audition Dates

Do you play the violin or viola? You can still apply, to maybe join our Beestenbende wintertournee from 28 december 2017 t/m 7 januari 2018. The auditions will be in Amsterdam. Scroll down to send your application

Please save the date for 2018 as well.

Voorjaarstournee 2018 (4 t/m 14 april)
Audities: 15-18 februari

Zomertournee 2018 (1 t/m 19 augustus)
Audities: 17-19 mei

General information

The Ricciotti ensemble is the most socially involved orchestra in The Netherlands. As a member you will visit places like a prison or an asylum centre, meet the like-minded or people that hardly know what a violin looks like. You will learn different styles of music, how to present yourself on stage and you will get the unique chance to develop yourself artistically and socially. On top of that, your organising skills will get a boost.
We tour three times a year, almost always during the school holidays. To participate, there needs to be a position available and you need to audition.
A couple of months before each tour, the available positions will be published on this audition page. We will email you the compulsory pieces and we expect you to prepare a solo piece of approximately 5 minutes.
Note that there will be no piano available during the auditions.


The Ricciotti ensemble is an orchestra for music students and non-professional musicians The average age of the members is about 22, the minimum age is 18 and the maximum age to audition is 30.
Are you interested but don’t see your instrument here or are you unavailable to participate in the next tour? Leave your contact information anyway and we will inform you of future auditions. Mail to

Upcoming Tours
28 Dec ’17 till 7 Jan ’18
4 till 14 Apr ’18
1 till 19 Aug ’18
Audition Form

Please fill out the form and get in contact with our orchestra chief leader, and in order to get more details about the auditions precedure.

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Audition Form
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