Summer Academy 2022

The Apollo Summer Academy – a unique week (7 to 14 August 2022) in Warffum in Groningen. Chamber music with intensive coaching, in various line-ups, recorder ensemble, chamber orchestra, chamber choir, workshops, concerts. For a whole week, music comes first. Enthusiastic tutors and an inspiring environment in which you will make new contacts.

You can apply from now until June 1th.

Who can apply?

Musicians who want to learn more, whether they are advanced amateurs, (conservatory) students, young talents or professional musicians.
Courses are offered at various levels: A, B & C, in order to provide students with an optimal challenge at their own level. The Summer Academy is open to individual participants and established ensembles alike.

All ensembles will be categorized and their scores sent to them in advance. Participants are expected to prepare their parts before attending the course.

A. Conservatory students or highly advanced amateurs:

  • Have complete technical mastery of their parts at the start of the course and have studied the score.
  • Classes will completely focus on interpretation and ensemble playing.

B. Highly advanced amateurs:

  • Have mastery of their parts at the start of the course.
  • Classes will focus on ensemble playing, intonation and interpretation.

C. Advanced amateurs:

  • Have studied their parts before the start of the course.
  • Classes will focus on technical skills, rhythm and intonation, ensemble playing and interpretation.

What is going to happen?

Three sessions are scheduled every day; chamber music groups, recorder consort, orchestra and choir.

When registering (instrumentalists can also join), you can indicate whether you want to participate in the choir.

We apply modern tuning (a1 440 Hz) , Baroque tuning (a1 415 Hz) and Classical tuning (a1 430 Hz).

What will the week look like?

The Apollo Summer Academy starts on Sunday evening 8 August.
The daily schedule – from Monday morning – is as follows:

  • First session 09:15 – 10:45 Chamber music / Recorder orchestra
  • Second session 11:15 – 12:45 Chamber music / Choir
  • Lunch 13:00 – 13:45
  • Third session 14:00 – 16:00 Chamber music / orchestra
  • Individual lessons / free initiative 16:00 – 17:30
  • Dinner 18:00
  • Evening program 20:00

Summer Academy & Festival Via Musica
From the chamber music ensembles in category A (professional level), one ensemble will be selected to give a paid concert at the Festival Via Musica 2022. This applies to both existing ensembles as to ensembles that were specially formed for the summer academy.
For more information on this festival, see:


Most applicants subscribe to the full course. If this is a bit too demanding, you can also apply for individual parts of the curriculum:

  • Orchestra only
  • Recorder consort only
  • Choir only
  • Two sessions: a choice from the above options


The Apollo Summer Academy is held in Warffum, in de Kunstkerk. Lessons take place here and food is served here as well.
Overnight accommodation will be booked in various houses and B & Bs in the area. There is a limited number of places available.
Of course you can also opt for an overnight stay at a campsite in the area.


The highly motivated team of tutors have a wide experience with chamber music from different style periods. They are renowned players of both modern and period instruments. All are members of international ensembles and orchestras. This wealth of experience is embedded in the Apollo Ensemble and transferred to the participants during the summer academy.

David Rabinovich – violin & conductor
Cassandra Luckhardt – cello & viola da gamba
Robert de Bree – recorder & conductor recorder consort
Stefan Blonk – horn
Thomas Oltheten – bassoon, dulcian
Marion Boshuizen – harpsichord / organ / piano & choir


Participants up to the age of 18 and conservatory students
• Course (including lunch and dinner) € 425.00
• Full board course (double room) € 550.00

Participants from the age of 19
• Course (including lunch and dinner) € 575.00
• Full board course (double room) € 685.00
• Full board course (single room) € 800.00

Fees for the parttime Summer Academy:
Only want to participate in the orchestra project, the recorder consort or the choir?
There will be 1.5 hour rehearsals every day.On Saturday, there will be a dress rehearsal and a concert. The final concert is on Sunday (late in the morning).
Fees: € 115,- per person – per session, for the whole week; excluding meals, evening activities and individual lessons.
It is not possible to spend the night if you participate part-time in the Summer Academy.

Participants must personally take care of any instrument insurance and cancellation insurance.

The “Rietfonds” offers the option of support to one or two students who cannot fully fund the course.  Please note: the application deadline is July 1, 2021

For more information, mail / call: /tel: 0031 320-227718


  • Datum / tijd


  • Van 07-08-2022
    tot 14-08-2022
    Warffum, KunstKerk