The 3rd edition of the Ton Koopman Academy will take place in Akoesticum, situated in Ede, in the heart of the Netherlands, from 3 to 7 February 2020.

This five days intensive course will be directed by the world famous and widely experienced harpsichordist and conductor, professor Ton Koopman, alongside an expert team of teachers, providing the participants with an artistic high-level experience in Early Music. The Academy aims to develop the artistic skills and scientific knowledge of researcher-performer musicians to an advanced international level.

The Ton Koopman Academy is intended for High Level Early Music Musicians, Master level and emerging Early Music musicians. Students will benefit from (1) private lessons with a teacher specialized on their own instrument, (2) ensemble and chamber music rehearsals, (3) research presentations and round table discussions about Early Music topics, guided by professor Ton Koopman.

General schedule overview:

  • Morning – Private lessons
  • Afternoon – Ensemble rehearsals and ensemble lessons
  • Evening – Early Music research and debates

The course will be concluded with a public concert with the repertoire prepared during the Ton Koopman Academy, and a certificate for successfully concluding the course will be attributed to the participants.

Teaching Staff
The teachers of 3rd edition of the Ton Koopman Academy are the following:

Instruments to apply
Due to the specific instrumentation of the repertoire, these are the instruments that can apply on this edition of the Ton Koopman Academy:

  • Baroque violin/ viola (2)
  • Baroque oboe (2)
  • Harpsichord (3)
  • Historical clarinet (2)
  • Historical bassoon (2)
  • Natural horn (2)
  • Singers (3)
  • Traverso (2)
  • Viola da Gamba (2/3)

Total students: 20/21
Total teachers: 9

The course will focus on the following repertoire:

  • Harpsichord Concertos from J.S. Bach
  • Bach Arias for voice and obbligato instruments: violin, viola da gamba, bassoon, traverso and oboe
  • Wind ensemble music (Mozart, Beethoven, Krommer)

Course Fee

  • The Ton Koopman Academy has a fee of €499. Current students and alumni of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague pay a reduced fee of €299. The fee includes the course itself, accommodation (twin share based) and full-board catering.

Application Process

Deadline for application: 15 December 2019
Please note that there is a limited number of spots available, therefore don’t miss your chance to apply.

To apply for the Ton Koopman Academy, please e-mail the following documents to Mariana Pimenta:

  • A recent CV detailing key educational and performing experience. (2 pages maximum, pdf)
  • Letter containing an Early Music Research topic (e.g. your master research) – max. 1 page
  • Link to a recent Video no older than 6 months (YouTube, Vimeo) of max. 8 minutes.
  • Voice: solo aria’s you would like to work on (solo aria’s must be with obligato violin, viola da gamba, oboe, flute and bassoon)

If you have any question, please send a message to Mariana Pimenta.

Specific information




5 days

Tuition Fee


Students currently or previously enrolled at the Royal Conservatoire: €299,-