Ton Koopman Academy 2021

The study of early music is so much more than becoming a virtuoso performer on your instrument. The early music movement itself is synonymous with research and entrepreneurship, and much of this tradition started at the 50-year old Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

The Ton Koopman Academy (24 - 29 September 2021) offers students an excellent opportunity to boost their artistic development in a short period of time. A group of selected students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves for six days in a program of individual lessons, coaching and workshops at the highest level.

  • Harpsichord,
  • Voice Early Music
  • Baroque Violin
  • Baroque Cello
  • Viola da Gamba
  • Violone
  • Fortepiano
  • Lute/Theorbo
  • Harpsichord, artistic leader, Ton Koopman
  • Voice Early Music, Peter Kooy
  • Baroque Violin, Kati Debretzeni
  • Baroque Cello and Viola da Gamba, Robert Smith
  • Violone, Maggie Urquhart
  • Fortepiano, Bart van Oort
  • Harpsichord and Basso Continuo, Patrick Ayrton
  • Lute/Theorbo and Basso Continuo, Mike Fentross
  • Accompanist/coach harpsichord, Edoardo Valorz
  • Accompanist/coach fortepiano, Urszula Danielewicz

At the Ton Koopman Academy we will focus on the three pillars of our education;

  • Excellent artistic development
  • Inspiring artistic research
  • Effective artistic entrepreneurship


The Academy is available through invitation of our teacher network only. We do have a few tickets available for which all students of all schools are able to apply, with a special focus on Bachelor 4. We aim to prepare and support students for the Royal Conservatoire Early Music Masters program and the professional field.

Register via this link before the 1st of September 2021

Through the above link you will also be asked for a biography and short motivation letter, plus a recent video recording. After a selection has been made by Ton Koopman and the teaching team, we will invite the most promising students to join the complete Academy for a symbolic amount of €50 only, including dinner, snacks and drinks, thanks to the support of the Adriana Jacoba Fonds and Van Bijleveltstichting.

  • Daily Individual Lessons
  • Research Seminars; Kathryn Cok, head Master Research Royal Conservatoire; Bart van Oort, teacher fortepiano and Master Circle Leader
  • Presentations Master Research Royal Conservatoire; best practices
  • Workshops Improvisation and Ornamentation; Patrick Ayrton, teacher Basso Continuo
  • Workshop Effective Practicing; Susan Williams, teacher baroque trumpet, author of Quality Practice
  • Workshop Well-being, Kati Debretzeni, teacher baroque violin, Accredited Personal Coach
  • Workshop entrepreneurship, Rebecca Huber, teacher historical string quartet, and Preparation for Professional Practice
  • Accompaniment/coaching with harpsichord and fortepiano
  • Chamber Music possibilities and facilities
  • Network and chamber music possibilities

EasyHotel The Hague City Centre
Parkstraat 31, Den Haag
Tel. +31 (0)70 211 6365
No breakfast-facilities.
Extra: Special discounts up to 25% at restaurants & bars in the area (for example for breakfast)

The Student Hotel
Hoefkade 9, Den Haag
Tel. +31 (0)70 762 1000

Stayokay Hostel Den Haag
Scheepmakersstraat 27, Den Haag
Tel. +31 (0)70 315 7888

Ibis Den Haag City Centre
Jan Hendrikstraat 10, Den Haag
Tel: +31 (0)70 203 9001

Kingkool The Hague City Hostel
Prinsegracht 51, Den Haag
Tel. +31 70 215 83 39



24 september 2021 10.00 - 29 september 2021 20.00


Juliana van Stolberglaan 1, The Hague

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