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Amateur Ensembles

As an amateur musician you can join the Orlando Festival with your own ensemble. The Orlando Festival offers a special music vacation on a beautiful location in the South of the Netherlands. In historical Rolduc Abbey you will receive lessons, have access to a rehearsal space, listen to concerts, visit lectures and just enjoy a whole lot of chamber music (concerts)!

Playing in an ensemble, enjoying concerts and lessons, listening to beautiful chamber music, having interesting conversations with like-minded people: young and old meet at the Orlando Festival!

All participants reside during the festival in the former abbey of Rolduc surrounded by beautiful gardens. All hotel rooms and rehearsal spaces are situated within the abbey complex.

All participants and visitors stay on the basis of full board and lodging. Everybody meets each other also during mealtimes and not only during lessons, rehearsals or concerts. This contributes greatly to the relaxing and unique Orlando atmosphere.

After the concert all the participants, visitors and musicians come together for a drink in the hotel bar of Rolduc, where you can reminisce over the concert just shared, make valuable contacts and have interesting conversations. Sometimes the musicians will spontaneously play together with the amateurs.

You determine the length of your stay ánd the number of lessons you want to receive. 

Amateur musicians of all level of proficiency are welcome; we only ask sufficient preparation in order to make the most of the lessons. During the course the ensembles receive lessons form the Orlando musicians who have been invited this year. In addition to the ensemble lessons it is also possible to book a private lesson with a musician of your choosing. A unique opportunity!

Naturally you can visit all the activities of the festival during your stay. You can visit the master classes, workshops and lectures. Every afternoon there is a concert at Rolduc at 16.30 in the Aula Minor. In the evenings you can visit one of our evening concerts at different beautiful venues in the South of the Netherlands (all within half a hour drive of Rolduc). If you do not have your own transportation, a bus is available to take you to the evening concerts (€ 2,50 p.p per concert)

Deadline subscription for amateur ensembles is June 1ste 2019. 

Rates members amateur ensembles

Festival day with overnight stay (p.p. per day)
Single room Comfort € 170,-
Double room Comfort € 155,-
Single room Economy € 145,-
Double room Economy € 140,-

Every participant pays per festival day. Included in a festival day is the following:

  • Full board and lodging (on a comfort or economy hotel room);
  • One overnight stay included breakfast (incl. tourist tax);
  • Daily use of a rehearsal space of your choosing (with a piano or grand piano);
  • Access to all festival activities at Rolduc;
  • Ticket for the afternoon concert at 16.30 at Rolduc;
  • Ticker for one of the evening concerts of that evening (There will be transportation to the concert venue in case you do not have your own. Costs are € 2,50 per person per concert)

Every participant determines how many ensemble lessons they book for their ensemble. Per ensemble lesson each member of the ensemble pays € 25,-.

In addition to the ensemble lessons, members can also book a private lesson with a musician of their choosing. Costs are € 65,- per person.

More about our festival location and the different types of rooms you can find on: Rolduc Abbey


NEW!!! 5-day package for amateur ensembles!

Save € 90 p.p. and choose a 5-day package!

New: a discount for amateur ensembles. Instead of paying € 950 p.p. for a five-day stay with 4 lessons you can now choose from two periods of five days on Orlando for a package price of € 860!

5-day package (price p.p.)
Comfort 1 person € 860,00
Comfort 2 person € 785,00
Economy 1 person € 735,00
Economy 2 person € 710,00

Package 1: arrival Thursday 8 August, departure Tuesday 13 August
Package 2: arrival Tuesday 13 August, departure Sunday 18 August

Included in a 5-day package is:

  • Accommodation on the basis of full board (in a comfort or economy room)
  • Check in between 14 – 16 hours on the day of arrival;
  • Five nights with breakfast (incl. tourist tax);
  • Four ensemble lessons of 75 minutes each;
  • Possibility to participate in the public performance at Rolduc for amateur ensembles;
  • Daily use of a lesson period rehearsal room (possibly with piano / grand piano);
  • Possibility to book an (free) extra lesson period rehearsal room (also individually);
  • Access pass to all festival activities at Rolduc;
  • Admission ticket to the five afternoon concerts at 4.30 pm at Rolduc;
  • Admission ticket for the five evening concerts; (If desired, there is transport to the evening concerts by tour bus, return at € 2.50 (not included) per person per concert);
  • Check out before 10.00 am on the day of departure.



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