With almost 7.000 concert visitors, 11 sold out concerts and a lively Summer Academy the anniversary edition of the Peter de Grote Festival 2017 has come to an end.

Concert series

From July 26th - August 5th 50 concerts were organized, of which 16 with free entrance. The concerts were given biy almost 100 musicians and the participants of the Sumemr Academy.

Both Radio 4 and the Concertzender have recorded and broadcasted a number of concerts and local/regional/national media have given a lot of media attention to the festival again.

Summer Academy

This year we welcomed abouty 50 participants from all over the world to our Summer Academy. For 10 days they were given lessons, masterclasses, chamber music lessons by 30 teachers. Besides that they were able to perform on the lunch concerts.


The annual Labberté-Hoedemaker Awards of € 1.000,- each were awarded to DUtch violinist Iris van Nuland (15 years old), American cellist Eleanora Willauer (22 years old) and Dutch violinist Enzo Kok (14 years old). They have distinguished themselves during the Summer Aacademy.

The Klaas Dijkstra Stipendium was awarded to the 18 year old violinist Vukica Rasovic from Montenegro. She receives a grant of € 2.500,- per year for her study at the Prince Claus Conservatoire.

Dutch cellist Thomas Prechal (12 years old) was awarded the HJSO Solo Prize, and is invited to play solo with the Haydn Youth String Orchestra.

Dutch violinist Luna van Leeuwen (13 years old) received an invitation to the PEregrinos Musicales festival, for masterclasses and concerts.

The award of the Friends of the Prince Claus Conservatoire ( € 2.000,-) was awarded to violist Lotus de Vries.

The one-time only Gasunie Anniversary Award ( € 2.500,-) was awarded to Japanese pianist Azusa Yamaki.

The MPM Bursaries (Mooie PlatenMakers) were awarded to Dutch violinist Lente van Dijk, Swedish cellist Kristian Chojecki (17 years old) and the Spanish pianist Carlos Julian Fernandez Bollo (17 years old). They were invited to take part in the Summer Academy for free next year.

Donna van Leeuwen, Susanna Tulenkova, Matthia Elders, Ana Maria Castro, Eline de Vries, Artem Kopylov en Jorian van Nee were given an Honorary Award.

The organisation looks back at a wonderful festival with many highlights, both in the concert series as in the Summer Academy. We hope to see you all next year when the festival will be organized from July 25th - August 4th.