The Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Royal Conservatoire The Hague offer a joint national master programme in orchestral conducting, in cooperation with the professional Dutch orchestras. This National Master in Orchestral Conducting gives young conductors the opportunity to get the necessary experience.

Every year, scores of conductors from all over the world apply for this prestigious study programme, of which only two will be selected. This documentary, by Jaap van Eyck, follows students Konradin Herzog and Huba Holloköi in their first year of the programme.