The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra has a world-class reputation as one of the leading orchestras in the world. In part, it owes its reputation to the distinguished conductors and soloists it has worked with since its founding in 1888. The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra performs roughly 120 concerts a year – approximately 80 of these are held at the Concertgebouw, while the remaining 40 are held atother prestigious concert halls. It also has access to classical music fans all over the world through videos, streams, radio and TV broadcasts, as well as through CDs and DVDs released in its own in-house label. In addition, the orchestra has its own academy that prepares talented young musicians for a career with a renowned orchestra. Its Concertgebouw Orchestra Young Programme is designed specifically for budding musicians between the ages of 14 and 17, and brings together young people from all over Europe. Dutch National Opera has a long and valuable partnership with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.