We are part of The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra, the oldest youth orchestra in the world!
Since 2013, we've been performing in a variety of locations, including recently the Panorama Mesdag (Den Haag) and the Dutch Museum for Religious Art (Uden). Led by our conductor, Harry van der Meer, we maintain a diverse repertoire, ranging from Boccherini to Glazunov.
August 2018, we went on tour to various locations in Eisenach, Meiningen, Arnstadt, and Weimar (Germany), where we gave a number of concerts!
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Harry van der Meer (1946) studied violin and school music at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague. During this training, he studied orchestral conducting with Louis Stotijn and music theory with Roderik de Man. Already while studying at the conservatory, he was working as a music teacher at the Edith Steincollege in The Hague.
Since 1985, he has been working as a free-lance violinist with various orchestras and ensembles at home and abroad. He also works as a violin and chamber music teacher at various festivals in, among others, Hungary and Germany.
Since 1980, Harry v.d. Meer gives various courses in the field of the history of music. This includes in The Hague, Voorburg, and Wassenaar. In addition, he gives lectures on various music historical topics throughout the Netherlands. Harry v.d. Meer has since 1980 a great practice as a private teacher for violin and music theory.
Since 2003, he has been working as a conductor at the The Hague Youth Symphony Orchestra (the oldest youth orchestra in the world), where he leads the String Ensemble 'I Musici Giovani'.
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