Ton Koopman Academy 2023

From January 9th to 13th 2023 in Amare, Den Haag

A collaboration of:
Royal Conservatoire of The Hague
Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno
Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris

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 more than 50-year-old Early Music Department of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

The Ton Koopman Academy offers students an excellent opportunity to boost their artistic development in a short period of time. A group of excellent students will have the chance to immerse themselves for five days in a program of individual lessons, chamber music, coaching and workshops at the highest level.

For the first time, this year the Academy will be a collaboration between The Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, the Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts Brno and the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. During the Academy Ton Koopman and renown teachers from these three early music departments join forces.

At the Ton Koopman Academy we will focus on the three pillars of the education of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague:

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

The Ton Koopman Academy offers:

  • Daily Individual Lessons
  • Lecture by Ton Koopman
  • Research Seminar including presentations Master Research Royal Conservatoire; best practices; Kathryn Cok, head of Master Research Royal Conservatoire
  • Workshop Effective Practicing; Susan Williams, teacher baroque trumpet, author of Quality Practice
  • Workshop entrepreneurship, Rebecca Huber, teacher historical string quartet, and teacher Preparation for Professional Practice
  • Accompaniment/coaching with harpsichord
  • Chamber Music possibilities and facilities
  • Network possibilities
  • Final presentation concert (13 January 2023)
  • Best of the Ton Koopman Academy concert (14 January 2023)

Our Teaching Team 2023:

  • Artistic leader, Ton Koopman
  • Harpsichord, Fabio Bonizzoni (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)
  • Basso Continuo, Barbara Willi (Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno)
  • Voice Early Music, Pascal Bertin (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris,
  • Royal Conservatoire The Hague,)
  • Historical Violin/viola, Enrico Gatti (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)
  • Historical Cello and Viola da Gamba, Christophe Coin (Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris)
  • Violone, Margaret Urquhart (Royal Conservatoire The Hague)
  • Traverso, Michaela Ambrosi (Janáček Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Brno)
  • Accompanist/coach harpsichord, Edoardo Valorz (Royal Conservatoire The Hague

The The Academy is especially recommended for students that are completing their (Early) Music studies at Bachelor level or at the beginning of their Masters.
In this Ton Koopman Academy, these instruments will be taught:

  • Harpsichord
  • Voice Early Music
  • Historical violin
  • Historical Cello
  • Viola da gamba
  • Violone
  • Traverso

Apply now via theAPPLY NOW button by sending us your biography, a motivation letter and a recent video recording before 01.11.2022!

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 all dinners.

If you have any questions, please contact

easyHotel The Hague City Centre
Tel. +31 (0)70 211 6365
No breakfast-facilities.

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

Student Testimonial

“The opportunity to perform alongside and observe fellow student’s rehearsals and lessons was invaluable. A refreshing experimental approach in performance fosters a prestigious standard and celebrates the joys of the artistic freedom in the historical performance movement.’’

Early Music Student and Ton Koopman Academy Alumnus Peter Moutoussis