Petra van der Heide - Harpist


Welcome to the website of Petra van der Heide, Principal harpist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. As the former teacher of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she gives special masterclasses or trainings for orchestral auditions, the so called auditiontraining since 2003. Also private intensive lessons belong to the possibilities, not only for harpists, but for all young musicians on there way to orchestra auditions.


RCO latest Harp News!






September 18 2018

Concertgebouw Amsterdam

Kleine Zaal 20:15

Second harp/ assistant soloharp position at the RCO is now open! Apply before Sept. 18 2018. Check for more information and application!

Audition dates: Octobre 29-31 2018

Repertoire: C.P.E. Bach Sonate II Allegro and

Debussy Trio 2nd Movement plus orchestraexcerpts


Chambermusic by Debussy & Takemtisu with members of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Festivaltour 2018




Fall 2018




Winter 2019

Concerttour with the Concertgebouworchestra:

1 Sept. Cyprus Episkopi Kourion

3 Sept. Ljubljana

4/5 Sept. Lucerne

6 Sept. Berlin

6 Nov. Wroclaw

7 Nov. Vilniu

8 Nov. Riga

9 Nov. Tallinn

11 Nov. Helsinki

12 Nov. Goteborg

13 Nov. Kopenhagen

8 Dec. Brussels

9/10 Feb. Napels, Florida

12 Feb. Chicago

13 Feb. Washington D.C.

14/15 Feb. New York

22 March Dortmund

9 May Cologne

July 2019

Audition Training at HarpMasters Academy 2019