24th YOUNG COMPOSERS MEETING – February 25 – March 02  2018

Directors will be:
Martijn Padding,  Richard Ayres, Nicky Lizee and Calliope Tsoupakis in collaboration with Gaudeamus.
Gerda van Zelm, professor at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag will be coaching the singers. The senior composers will also teach individually and take care of the lectures. The program will furthermore consist of concerts, lectures and an excursion to Kröller-Müller Museum.

Apeldoorn – 23ste Young Composers Meeting 2017 in de Gigant. orkest de ereprijs. (Foto: Rob Voss – www.robvoss.nl)

Listen to:                     final concert / slotconcert 2017                final concert 2016                    final concert 2015                     final concert 2014

Requirements for participation of the Young Composers meeting:
Young composers up to 30 years of age and of any nationality are invited to apply for participation before October 15 2017. Do not forget to send a biography and at least 1 score of a recent composition and a tape or CD to: orkest ereprijs, Postbus 1203, 7301 BL The Netherlands.
– The directors will make a selection of maximum 16 participants. At the beginning of November the applicants will be informed whether they are selected or not.
– The selected applicants are requested to enter a short work of about 3 minutes for orchestra de ereprijs. The 3-minute compositions will be rehearsed during the week and performed at the final concert.
– The 3 minute work should be entered before January 15, 2018.
– Details concerning the instrumentation of ‘orchestra de ereprijs’ will be communicated after the selection.
– The costs for participation are 450 Euro including meals and housing.
– The participants will be housed in shared rooms in a hotel in Apeldoorn.
– The participants have to take care of their own transport to Apeldoorn .
– At the closing concert, 3 promising composers will be commissioned to write a new composition.


Ali Can Puskulcu/USA – ereprijs commission
Harm Roche van Tiddens/South Africa – commission Masterclass Apeldoorn Ryan Probert/UK – NJO commission
foto’s by Marije van den Berg

orkest de ereprijs commission – a new work for the ensemble ereprijs, to be performed during their many concerts. The fee will be € 2.500,-
– ISM Apeldoorn commission for a solo work by the Internationale Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn. The fee will be € 1.500,-
– NJO commission will be granted by the Dutch National Youth Orchestra for their Summer Festial 2019. The fee will be € 2.500,-