Practical information

REGISTRATION DEADLINE : September 12, 2018

September 24 to 28, 2018 | Conservatories of Brussels, Antwerp, Leuven, Ghent.

Monday September 24 | Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, Witte Zaal : strings (violin, viola, cello, double bass) & harp.
Tuesday September 25 | HoGent Conservatorium, MIRY : oboe, English horn, trumpet, tuba, flute/picc.
Wednesday September 26 | LUCA School of Arts campus Lemmens : trombone, horn, bassoon, clarinet.
Wednesday September 26 | Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, percussion class : percussion.
Friday September 28 | Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel, Kleine Concertzaal : strings (violin, cello).

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).

Additional information for woodwinds :
Woodwind players are not required to play a secondary instrument, but Youth Orchestra Flanders requires the following instruments in the orchestration of the Winter project : piccolo, English horn, bass clarinet, E-flat clarinet, contrabassoon. It is therefore recommended to also audition for the secondary instruments you play.

Selected musicians will participate in the orchestral project in February 2019 and preferably also in the one to be held in the summer. You can indicate your interest immediately when you register (under tab Data).

The audition programmes for each instrument can be downloaded upon registration.

Rehearsals (in residence)
Febr. 10 to 14, 2019 | Vormingscentrum Destelheide, Brussels (Winter project 2019)
Aug 25 to 29, 2019 | Kunstcampus deSingel, Antwerp (Summer project 2019)

In February 2019 Youth Orchestra Flanders rehearses in residence at Vormingscentrum Destelheide. Musicians organize their own transport to and from Destelheide. There’s no financial contribution due for housing or catering expenses.

Fr. Febr. 15, 2019 – 20:15 | Brussels, Flagey
Sa. Febr. 16, 2019 – 20:00 | Brugge, Concertgebouw
Fr. Aug 30, 2019 – 20:00 | Antwerpen, deSingel
Sa. Aug 31, 2019 – option | Gent, Opera Vlaanderen

Programme & Artists (Winter project 2019)
Wim Henderickx, Pulses of the Earth (10′)
Sergei Prokofiev, Violinconcerto n°1 with Lorenzo Gatto (22′)
Dmitri Shostakovich, Symphony n° 10 (50′)

Edwin Outwater, maestro
Lorenzo Gatto, violin
Wim Henderickx, composition
Youth Orchestra Flanders

Programme & Artists (Summer project 2019)
The summer project will be led by conductor Stéphane Denève. The programme will be announced at the end of this year.

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.

Questions ?
Contact : Ellen De Bin (coördinator),, +32 486 696 791