Founded by conductor and violist Simon Murphy, The New Dutch Academy (NDA) is an award-winning group of 40 international young, highly engaged musicians  who  explore and perform 18th century music in all its forms.

Performing exclusively on authentic instruments, and appearing in its two forms – Chamber Soloists (4 to 12 musicians) and Chamber Orchestra (25 to 40 musicians) – the NDA has quickly won international acclaim for its fresh, vibrant and dynamic performance style, ever since its establishment in 2002.

The NDA’s innovative programming of classic as well as newly rediscovered 18th century masterworks offers modern audiences new insights into the music of composers such as Bach, Mozart, Beethoven and their contemporaries.

Grand Tour

The NDA has won praise for shedding new light on the richness of the 18th century music culture, for example with its work investigating and profiling the Mannheim and Dutch 18th century symphonic schools.