August 11 - 25, 2018


The masterclasses are open to violin, viola or cello students and graduates from music academies all over the world. Applicants must register as members of an existing ensemble. This year there are also a limited number of places available for ensembles of strings and piano.


Entry fee

The entry fee is € 850 per person. This includes:

  • Masterclasses by:

Members of the Jerusalem Quartet

Members of the Schumann Quartett

Marcin Sieniawski - Polish cellist and founder of the Szymanowski Quartet

Alexander Sitkovetsky - violinist and founder of the Sitkovetsky Trio

Wu Qian - pianist of the Sitkovetsky Trio

Iris Goren will work with her unique method Bodywork for Musicians

  • Student concert tour
  • Final concert featuring all student ensembles at the festival's main concert hall in Zeist
  • Tickets to all festival concerts
  • Accommodation, breakfast, lunch, and dinner


Although the fee has been kept to a minimum, some applicants may feel they cannot pay the full amount. The Friends of the Zeist Music Days Foundation has a limited Scholarship Fund to help out these students. To request a scholarship please send full background information (including arguments why you feel eligible for a scholarship) along with your application form. Requests sent in after we have received your application will not be taken into consideration. Note that a scholarship will not cover the entire fee for the masterclasses.



Please download and complete the registration form.

NB All ensemble members must fill in the form individually.

Email the form, a recent recording of two works - including one classical piece - and your CV by June 10, 2018, to

or send the forms and recordings to

Ms Corrie van den Haak

Prinsenlaan 172

3066 KA Rotterdam

The Netherlands


Applicants will be notified by July 1, 2018, whether they have been selected to attend the masterclasses.



If selected, participants must pay the entry fee of € 850 within two weeks to:

Stichting Zeister Muziekdagen

Account number:

IBAN: NL 10ABNA0429866453


ABN AMRO bank, Amsterdam

Please quote Zeist International Music Days 2018 on your remittance.


Name and address of the bank


Gustav Mahlerlaan 10

1082 PP Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Street address Zeist Music Days

Stichting Zeister Muziekdagen

Van Dijcklaan 7

3723 CE Bilthoven

The Netherlands



Cancellations can be made by mailing to by August 1, 2018, at the latest. The tuition fee will be refunded, minus € 45 to cover administration costs.