For the Summer project under the artistic direction of Stéphane Denève, Youth Orchestra Flanders auditions to complete the instrumentation needed for the given program. There are few vacancies in the string and percussion sections and the orchestra is looking for a pianist.

Monday April 29 | 14h-17h | Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussels (Kleine Zavel)

Strings (violins, violas, double basses)
Thursday May 2 | 9h30-17h | Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Zwarte Zaal)
Friday May 3 | 9h30-17h | Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen (Zwarte Zaal)

Wednesday July 3 | 14h-17h |

For all instruments the audition programme consists of a set of orchestral excerpts selected by the coaches of Youth Orchestra Flanders. Upon registration the candidate can download the respective programme once an instrument has been selected in the menu (tab ‘Instrument).

Selected musicians will participate in the orchestra project in August 2019.

Register here for the auditions.


Jeroen D’hoe, ouverture (max. 10’) (premiere)
Edward Elgar, Cello concerto, Op. 85 E-minor (30’)
Jennifer Higdon, Blue Cathedral (13’)
Maurice Ravel, Daphnis & Chloé, Suite N°2 (18’)

Stéphane Denève, conductor
Camille Thomas, cello
Jeroen D’hoe, composition

Sun. August 25 to Fri. August 30, 2019 | Kunstcampus deSingel in Antwerp (day time & evenings)

Fri. August 30, 2019 – 20:00 | Antwerp, Blauwe Zaal, deSingel
Sat. August 31, 2019 – 20:00 | Ghent, Opera Vlaanderen

Musicians organize their own transport to the rehearsal and concert locations.

In 2019, musicians from the Brussels Philharmonic and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra will be selecting and coaching the musicians of Youth Orchestra Flanders.
The coaches are Otto Derolez, Samuel Nemtanu, Sander Geerts, Karel Steylaerts, Uxia Martinez, Benjamin Dieltjens, Steven Verhaert, Zachary Cramer, Bernd Van Echelpoel, Gert François and Eline Groslot.

Registration criteria
Youth Orchestra Flanders has set itself the goal of facilitating the connection between the educational world and the professional field. The auditions are meant for students of the Belgian conservatories (regardless of their nationality or level). Talented Belgian musicians who are studying elsewhere (e.g. abroad) are also welcome to the (live) auditions (age range: 15-26 years (incl.)).

The evaluation will be carried out by the coaches of Youth Orchestra Flanders. If the student will be receiving academic credit for participating in the project, these credits will be granted by the conservatory based on the individual evaluation form that is provided by the coordinators of Youth Orchestra Flanders to the direction of the conservatory in question. For credits students should apply independently at their institution of education and preferably inform the orchestra’s coordinator.

Contact : Toon Vannieuwenhuyse (production-assistant),, +32 476 417 905