New App "The Hague - International City of Music in the 18th Century"

Incorporating the results of more than a decade of scholarly research and musical exploration, The Hague's Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy (NDA), and its conductor Simon Murphy have developed a new app and musical walking tour bringing the richly international, 18th century musical traditions of The Hague to life. More Info

Download the app (free) here: 

iTunes (Apple mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad) in Dutch

Google Play (Android mobile devices, such as Samsung products) in Dutch 

Watch the Trailer

The musical walking tour can also be made non-digitally with ready printed informational packets (in Dutch) available in the shop of The Hague's Historical Museum. The map (with walking tour route) and informational booklet can also be downloaded here.

Press Release in English  Persbericht in het nederlands

The NDA will be present at the Dag van de Haagse Geschiedenis 2014 on Saturday 29 March with Simon Murphy and Coos Wentholt leading musical walking tours. 

NDA Spring 2014 Concerts in The Hague 

Saturday 8 February 2014 in the Balzaal of the Raad van State building, commencing at 14:30. Special guest is Adrian Walter, Romantic guitar. Together with Simon Murphy (viola) and members of the NDA flautist Emma Elkinson and cellist Caroline Kang, the programme features Serenades and Notturni for guitar, flute and strings by Schubert, Rolla, Paganini and contemporaries. Tickets available at the door. Euro 30, Euro 25 NDA Friends, Euro 10 students. Pre-concert introduction at 13:45.

Performance for the Dutch Royal Family

The New Dutch Academy (NDA) was honoured to give a special performance for their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, HRH Princess Beatrix, Vice President Piet Hein Donner, and the members of the Council of State, in The Hague on December 4.

Curated by NDA conductor Simon Murphy, the programme featured 17th and 18th century music with a special relationship with the House of Orange and the buildings of the Council of State. The evening's soloists included soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto, recorder virtuoso Amy Power and cellist Caroline Kang.

The concert was the 5th time that Simon Murphy and the NDA have performed for Princess Beatrix. More info

Conductor Simon Murphy and the Dutch Royal Family

China Tour 

The NDA will return to Hong Kong and southern China in June 2014 for a second China tour. The NDA will present the programme "Bach and his Dutch Contemporaries" featuring German soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto. The vocal and instrumental programme includes 18th century musical gems by Bach, Vivaldi, Telemann, Hacquart and van Wassenaer. The tour is presented by Première Performances Hong Kong in co-operation with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. 

The tour follows the NDA's successful first tour to China in 2012 which saw the NDA give performances in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Hangzhou and Beijing. During the trip, Simon Murphy and members of the NDA were also guests at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts and the Beijing Central Conservatory giving master-classes, orchestral workshops and chamber music coaching. 

In June 2014, NDA conductor Simon Murphy will also lead an orchestral project at Hong Kong's Academy of Performing Arts exploring the mid-18th century classical orchestra. 

Donate and support your orchestra!

Due to the substantial arts funding cuts in the Netherlands, the NDA needs more than ever before your active, individual, personal financial help to continue its work carrying out new musical research, making new CDs, and especially to be able to put on more concerts in the orchestra's home city of The Hague. 

The difference you can make as an individual is substantial. Help us make music for you by making a donation today: Stichting Activiteiten New Dutch Academy, bank account 959 42 99

The Dutch tax authorities have given the NDA the status of ANBI (Algemeen Nut Beogende Instelling). As a result, if you are a resident of the Netherlands, you can receive an income tax rebate of up to 125% on the amount of your donation to the NDA (as part of the new "geefwet"). Advantages for companies are also most attractive.

This makes all the more reason on a personal level to dig deep and help The Hague's Baroque Orchestra, The New Dutch Academy, or on a corporate level to partner up with the orchestra to create innovative, engaging results together. Read more info about becoming a NDA Friend here

Job Opportunities

The New Dutch Academy is looking for a Operations Manager. See job description here.  

NDA chosen as top 5 highlight of the Utrecht Early Music Festival's 30 year history

Dutch Classical Radio has chosen Simon Murphy and the NDA's "legendary" performance of Corelli's Concerti Grossi as one of the top 5 highlights of the festival's 30 year history, celebrating this with a series of downloads of festival concert recordings from the radio's archives. Read more 

New Videos 

Soprano Nina Bols Lundgren in Mozart's Rose Aria

Dutch Radio/Luister portraits Simon Murphy and NDA

New Live CD of Beethoven, Haydn and Wranitzky Symphonies. Read more ...



NDA Intro

The New Dutch Academy (NDA) is the international Dutch platform for 18th century music and culture. The musicians of the NDA are the new generation of the international Dutch early music tradition. The NDA is based in the city of The Hague, The Netherlands. The conductor and artistic director of the NDA is the Australian/Dutch conductor and viola player Simon Murphy.