General info:


Based on the belief that music is a universal language that connects, Orchestre Partout has been making music with asylum center residents (with or without residency permit) and Dutch colleagues since 2010. In this way we contribute to a colorful society in which everyone can develop their musical talent and in which every voice counts and is heard. Due to the continuity and layers of the program, Orchestre Partout has grown into a breeding ground for musical talent from all parts of the world, from non-professional to professional.


The core team of Orchestre Partout is formed by Ted van Leeuwen (initiator and musical director), Titia Bouwmeester (initiator, artistic director) and Hashem Kabreet (musician, workshop leader).

When organizing the azc music workshops, we work sustainably with COA, local music associations, arts centers and theaters. At Club Partout we work together with conservatories, professional ensembles, stages and festivals.


Chairman: Johan Dorrestein (former managing director Dutch Wind Ensemble/Cello Biennale)
Secretary: Orville Breeveld (senior marketeer Concertgebouw Amsterdam)
General board member: Egbert Fransen (founder Pakhuis de Zwijger)


Ted van Leeuwen (azc Amsterdam)
Lex Pantelic (azc Heerghugowaard & Den Helder)
Hashem Kabreet (emergency shelter Amsterdam, Club Partout, education and intervision)
Nour Wahidi (emergency shelter Amsterdam)
Mohanad Ataya, (azc Nijmegen)
Aimee Fray (azc Nijmegen)
Rani Elias (azc Drachten)
Reinaldo Gaia (azc Drachten)



  • Centraal Orgaan opvang Asielzoekers (COA) hosts Orchestre Partout and accommodates with working space and internal communication.
  • De Vrolijkheid has creative activities for children and youngsters in the refugee centres. Orchestre Partout focuses on adults. We exchange experiences, and refer participants to one another’s workshops.


Orchestre Partout is made possible by generous support of: Amsterdams Fonds voor de KunstVSBfonds, KANSfonds, Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds, Fonds Cultuurparticipatie, Olga Heldring Fonds and Adessium Foundation.