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. (due to covid this can be different in 2022) 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.
You can read the rules of procedure for the auditions here.
Due to COVID-19 we work with video auditions which you need to record by yourself and send to us.
The Regenboogtournee (Rainbowtour) will take place in the Netherlands from Friday 29th of April to Tuesday 10th of May 2022. That includes the rehearsal period (April 29th to May 4th). The deadline for sending your video audition is March 20th 2022.
The summer Futura-tour takes place in the Netherlands from Friday 22nd of July to Saturday 6th of August 2022. That includes the rehearsal period (July 22nd to July 27th). We will announce the available positions for this tour somewhere in May. Auditioning for this tour is not possible right now.
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 do 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
Please fill out the form in order to get more details about the auditions procedure.