Young Bach Fellowship
The Bach Society’s young talent programme
The Netherlands Bach Society set up the Young Bach Fellowship in 2013. It provides a platform for young musicians who want to develop further in Baroque music. They also receive coaching in the entrepreneurship skills that are required of professional musicians today.
Participants in the Young Bach Fellowship get the opportunity to perform in a production by the Bach Society. They are allocated a mentor, receive coaching and are given support by the marketing and production departments. The fellowship is a breeding ground where talented youngsters are given the scope to experiment, develop and enter into new collaborations.
These are the fellows in concert seasons 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022:
|Amelia Berridge, soprano||Oscar Verhaar, countertenor||Jasper Dijkstra, tenor|
|Jonathon Adams, bass||Takuto Takagishi, violin||Manja Kruidhof-Okkerse, violin|
|Alaia Ferran, viola||Carlos Leal Cardin, cello||Yussif Barakat, double bass|
|Katharina Humpel, oboe||David Westcombe, traverso||Masako Awaji, harpsichord|
During concert seasons 2019-2020, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022, the fellows will take part in the following projects:
• Concerto Supergrosso (spring 2020), just instrumentalists (no transverse flute)
• Bach to the future (February 21, 2021). During Bach to the future, the fellows perform their self-made program 'Pictures at an exhibition', in which music is accompanied by images. This program is later also recorded for the young talent project of AVROTROS Klassiek. Both Jaap van der Wel (bass) en Mayumi Sargent Harada (violin) take part in this project. They replace Jonathon Adams and Takuto Takagishi.
In recent years, the Young Bach Fellowship has received support from the Gieskes-Strijbis Fund. The foundation of the Jos van Veldhoven Fund has made further resources available for continuing the Young Bach Fellowship. The Young Bach Fellowship receives also support from the Dioraphte Foundation, Institute Gak and The Prince Bernhard Culture Fund.
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