Prize Winners and Announcements 2019

2018- 2019 was a very successful school year for the Royal Conservatoire. We would like to highlight some of our price winners. We would also like to share a couple of job announcements of our graduates. Coming season you can see our graduates play, sing and dance all around the world in places such as the Royal Concertgebouworchestra, the Ballet Opéra Lyon and the Arts Umbrella in Vancouver. Congratulations everyone! You made us very proud again.



Prize Winners 2019:


The Fock Medaille:

- for the best exam (was made possible by the Instrumentenfonds) goes this year to Tinka Pijpker


The Cuypersfonds Prize:

- for the best piano exam (was made possible by the Instrumentenfonds) goes this year to Elisha Krawets



The best Research Presentation:

(was made possible by the Royal Conservatoire) goes this year to two of our students: Hue Blanes and Wes Troeger.



Dance Department Announcements 2019

Graduates 2019

- Katrien de Bakker: Ballet Opéra Lyon, France

Anne van Gorp: Ballet Theater Trier, Germany

Juul van Helvoirt: Vorpommern Ballett, Germany

Elise Lijmbach: Zfin Malta National Dance company, Malta

Elias Boersma: Ballet Basel, Switserland

Gijs Stenger: Arts Umbrella Vancouver, Canada


Internships 2019/2020

Fabienne Deesker: Ballet Ensemble Theater Pforzheim, Germany

Lotte la Haye: Scapino Ballet Rotterdam

Zahrah Senese: Introdans

Stef Leenen: Introdans

Matteo Morandini: Scapino Ballet Rotterdam


Job Announcements of the Classical Department


  • Elise Besemer (violin): Royal Concertgebouworchestra
  • Abel Rodríguez García (violin): Residentie Orkest
  • Coraline Groen (violin): Royal Concertgebouworchestra
  • David Pablo Bellido Herrero (violin): Residentie Orkest
  • Marieke Kosters (violin): Nederlands Philharmonisch Orkest



Orchestra Master in Cooperation with the Residentie Orkest

  • Raquel Marin Garces (1st and 2nd Violin)
  • Maria Cadenas Rodrigues (cello)
  • David Pérez Sánchez (trumpet)

On a project basis, the following students will also play in the Residentie Orkest:

Nil Domenech Fuertes, Matthias As, Matt Lewis, Joe Walters, Annoes van der Zande and Ricardo Costa Oliveira.



Are we missing anyone in this list? Please get in touch with us: communicatie@koncon.nl