Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest

Haydn Jeugd Strijkorkest


The Haydn Youth String Orchestra HJSO was founded in 1989 and consists of young players aged 12 – 19 from the northern half of the Netherlands. The orchestra offers them the opportunity to develop a specific string-ensemble-sound, playing together at rehearsals, study weekends and concerts. The HJSO gives some 20 concerts every season; young soloists are given the opportunity to perform with the orchestra. In addition the HJSO features a preparatory ensemble and chamber music activities. The orchestra has recorded some 20 high-quality CD’s and DVD’s. The founders of the orchestra have received a royal decoration for their work.

Every year the HJSO travels abroad to give concerts. In the past the orchestra visited Austria, England, Scotland, Scandinavia, Latvia, Belgium, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Croatia, Germany, Hungary, the United States and the Caribbean.
The orchestra has acquired international recognition and won several contests, for instance the ‘Ehrepreis der Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien’ (1992 & 2001) and the European Youth Music Festival Neerpelt (Belgium, 2001).

The HJSO is associated with institutes like the Prince Claus Conservatoire Groningen, the Amsterdam Sinfonietta, the North-Netherlands Orchestra and the Accademia San Felice Florence. The orchestra is conducted by Jan-Ype Nota, cellist of the North-Netherlands Orchestra and teacher at the Prince Claus Conservatory Groningen and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague.

For more information: www.hjso.nl




xJan-Ype Nota

Jan-Ype Nota

Artistic leader and conductor

studied the cello with Jean Decroos at the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and with David Strange in London. Jan-Ype is a regular guest at summer festivals such as Luzern and Aix-en-Provence. In the Netherlands he has performed as a soloist with various orchestras and conductors including Frans Brüggen.
Jan-Ype is reserve principal cellist in the North Netherlands Orchestra, teacher of cello and chamber music at the Prins Claus Conservatorium Groningen, the Royal Conservatoire The Hague and the Peter the Great Summer Academy and an active chamber musician.
He has been the artistic leader and conductor of the Haydn Youth String Orchestra since 2005.




Competition Program


Josef Suk (1874-1935):   Serenade for Strings e flat-major,
2nd movement op. 6
Jacob ter Veldhuis (1951-):   Postnuclear Winterscenario nº 9 (1998)
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):   Simple Symphony, 2nd and 4th movement op. 4



Additional Concerts Program


Benjamin Britten (1913-1976):   Simple Symphony, op. 4
Johann Sebastiaan Bach (1685-1750):   Concerto in d minor for two violins and strings, BWV 1043
Jacob ter Veldhuis (1951-):   Postnuclear Winterscenario nº 9 (1998)


Joseph Haydn (1732-1809):

Cello Concerto nr. 1 in C, I: Moderato Hob. VIIb/1
Josef Suk (1874-1935):   Serenade for Strings e flat-major op. 6