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.
In August 2020 we went on a 1,5-meter-distance-tour through the Netherlands to fulfill our mission to perform everywhere and for everyone. But with these current restrictions we decided to change our focus. In the first two weekends of January we're going to focus on working together and testing new concepts, while maintaining a safe distance.
2, 3 and 4 January - stringplayers weekend
8, 9 and 10 January- windplayers and percussion weekend
Please fill in the audition form (see below). You'll then receive 3 pieces for orchestra in your mailbox. Record an audition video with the following elements in it:
o Tell us your name and what you will be playing in the video
o 1 concertpiece with a maximum of 5 minutes
o The 3 pieces for orchestra (Record all three of them in one take)
o Send the audition video as a reply on the e-mail. The deadline is on the 9th of december. You'll receive the results within 2 days.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tour dates below include rehearsal period
Please fill out the form in order to get more details about the auditions procedure.