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National Youth Choir

Netherlands Female Youth Choir The Netherlands Female Youth Choir (NFYC) consists of outstanding young singers from the age of 16, from throughout the Netherlands. Once a month they gather for rehearsals. Conductor is Wilma ten Wolde. Vocal coaches are Irene Verburg and Anna Sims (UK). The NFYC performed a cappella projects with conductors as Eric Ericson, Daniel Reuss, Peter Dijkstra, Kaspars Putnins and Iván Fischer. The NFYC is part of the Netherlands Vocal Talent Foundation that offers musically talented young people an opportunity for essential training in singing, aural skills, choral singing and general musicianship. The Foundation organizes the National Choirs: Netherlands Childrens Choir, Netherlands Boys Choir, Netherlands Mixed Youth Choir and Netherlands Female Youth Choir.
Patron is Sir Simon Rattle. Their conductor Wilma ten Wolde is recognized internationally as a well established expert on Youth Singing. Wilma ten Wolde has trained the National Choirs for more than 60 varying orchestral productions, under the direction of conductors including:  Charles Dutoit, Iván Fischer, Bernard Haitink, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Philippe Herreweghe, Mariss Jansons, Vladimir Jurowsky, Sir Simon Rattle, Vladimir Jurowsky, Daniele Gatti and Markus Stenz.

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