Available Positions
Audition Dates

Do you play the violin, viola or bassoon? You can now apply to audition for the GameTour, Ricciotti's spring tour of 2018. The auditions will be in Amsterdam. Scroll down to send your application

Please save the date for our other tours in 2018 as well.

Spring tour 2018 (4th - 14th April) in The Netherlands
Auditions: 6th of March

Summer tour 2018 (1 - 19th August)* in The Netherlands.
Audities: 17th-19th May

Autumn tour 2018 (10th - 24th November)* Abroad, destination t.b.c. Dates are not final.

The summer and autumn tour will be a combi tour in 2018. This means that you'll commit to participating in both tours due to the repertoire, which will be almost the same for both tours. You'll also commit to a rehearsal weekend mid October (autumn school holiday). The Ricciotti staff will publish more information about the destination for the autumn tour early March.

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, food and lodgings are free. For the next tour we ask for a € 85,- contribution per member. So for less than € 10,- a day you can join the Ricciotti.

Upcoming Tours
4 till 14 Apr ’18
1 till 19 Aug ’18
10 till 24 Nov ’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 procedure.

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Audition Form
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