A percussion marathon that will make the ears perk up. Orkest De Ereprijs and percussionist Konstantyn Napolov joined forces for a joint program, with only world premieres. Five international composers were looking for the golden combination between an outstanding solo percussionist and the unique instrumentation of De Ereprijs.
During the annual Young Composers Meeting we give young professional composers a chance to compose for an ensemble and develop their talents, knowledge and professional network. The week is filled with rehearsals, lectures and individual coaching by senior composers. We would like to share with you which composers will accompany the young composers during the 29th Young Composers Meeting in 2023. Richard Ayres and Martijn Padding are once again part of the team, along with three new composers that will join the team: Wilbert Bulsink, Calliope Tsoupaki and Anna Veismane.
We would like to introduce all composers to you one by one.
From 1 October Merlijn Runia will dive into the enormous repertoire of De Ereprijs. What is she going to do with that? Experiment, research and play, together with the orchestra and designer Juliette Mout. Everything is allowed and possible!
New video: 'Thin Air' by 'Componist des Vaderlands' Calliope Tsoupaki. 'Thin Air' has now been performed more than 45 times all over the world as part of Festivals for Compassion.
Visit the brand new music theatre h/AI, human vs. Artificial Intelligence on November 11th (Musis Arnhem) or November 19th/20th (Frascati Amsterdam)!
As an encouragement, the following participants of the
28th Young Composers Meeting are awarded a financial scholarship for writing a new composition:
On September 10, 2021, Nieuw Geneco presented the second Fair Practice Award Composition Commission to two winners: Orkest De Ereprijs and patron Marcia (Zembla Music / Support the Composer). Both have been awarded for their unbridled commitment to fair remuneration for composers and for their contribution to sustainability in new music: they ensure that new work remains in the spotlight even after its premiere.
RKST21 with Severin von Eckardstein and Sterre Konijn: Homage to jazz legend Art Tatum
On Thursday July 1, Louis Andriessen, one of the most influential Dutch composers, passed away at the age of 82. He had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for some time.
Our deepest condolences go out to his wife, family and friends.