Keep an Eye Outstanding Talent Award


The Keep an Eye Foundation has supported Jong Metropole for several years. The Keep an Eye Outstanding Talent Award is a prize for the most exceptional talent from Jong Metropole. It recognises the most inventive person, occupying an exceptional place within the group. The winner is therefore not necessarily the best soloist or the best musician, but can also be "outstanding" in another field!

The musician receiving this award will be given the possibility to study at the place of his or her choice or to follow one or more masterclasses. He or she will therefore receive a tailored prize package.

Winner 2022

Drummer Nikolas Tsangaris received the Keep an Eye Outstanding Talent Award from the hands of conductor Jochen Neuffer. He received the award, in the form of a sculpture and a cash prize of € 2,500, during the final concert of the fall tour Fast Future of Jong Metropole (batch 2022) in LantarenVenster in Rotterdam.
Nikolas receive the prize under the watchful eye of his grandfather who had come over from Cyprus for this concert. He heard Neuffer say, "This year's Keep an Eye outstanding talent award goes to a musician who occupies a central position in the orchestra and connects all sections. A hard-working, open-minded and curious musician who holds and drives the orchestra together." 
Read more about Nikolas Tsangaris in the news release about the award.

Nikolas with Jochen Neuffer and soloist Donny McCaslin

Former winners

2021: flutist Ketija Ringa-Karahona
2020: trumpetist Bram van de Glind 
2018: percussionist Tim Hennekes
2017: violinist Esin Yardimli Alves Perreira
2016: cellist Rogier Hornman

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