Available Positions
Double bass (classical/jazz incl. bass guitar)
Audition Dates

For our upcoming tours in the Netherlands and Cuba we are looking for: Violin, viola, cello, double bass (classical/jazz incl. bass guitar) saxophone and bassoon.

Audities: 3rd and 4th of June

Please save the date for our tours in 2018.

Summer tour 2018: 1 - 19th August* in The Netherlands.

Rehearsal weekend: 26th, 27th, 28th October* in The Netherlands.

Autumn tour 2018: 10th - 19th November * in Cuba.

  • The summer and autumn tour will be a combi tour in 2018. This means that you'll commit to participating in both tours and the rehearsal weekend.
    We ask a member contribution for both tours and the weekend of € 575,-. The contribution can be paid in terms (July, August, September, October, November, December 2018)
    The Ricciotti will provide all meals, overnight stays and flight tickets.
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.

Performance at the DOA on Januari 7th 2018

Wout Nooitgedagt

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

Contribution for members
During the tours the Ricciotti will provide all meals, lodgings and tickets. For the summer tour we ask for a € 150,- contribution per member and for the tour to Cuba the contribution is € 425,-

Upcoming Tours
1 till 19 Aug ’18
10 till 19 Nov ’18
Audition Form

Please fill out the form in order to get more details about the auditions procedure.

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Audition Form
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