The annual Young Composers Meeting is an initiative of orkest de ereprijs. We offer young professional composers the opportunity to compose a piece for the ensemble and thus develop their talents, thereby increasing their knowledge and building a network.
Now that the restrictions and measures taken by the government as a result of the worldwide Corona crisis are increasingly intervening, we have had to make a difficult decision. After consultation with the Municipality of Apeldoorn, the organization of Maaiveld has decided to cancel the event - which was planned on 15 and 16 May in and around Apeldoorn's Stationsplein.
In honor of Louis Andriessen, the Gelders Orkest, orkest de ereprijs, ArtEZ and Musis Arnhem are joining forces again. On Saturday 22 February the Andriessen Festival will take place in the Arnhem City Hall, with music from the greatest living Dutch composer and more.
For our anniversary we present a concert series full of current music, the core business of the orkest de ereprijs.
For forty years the orkest de ereprijs has been the ensemble for new music in the east of the Netherlands, making it a unique, demonstrable and recognized place in the world of 'young, composed music'. The orchestra focuses on new work by living composers. Especially for our 40th birthday, a commission composition will be completed by Jan van de Putte, Wilbert Bulsink, Martijn Padding and Kate Moore, who will premiere during this series.
Time to announce the second senior composer for the Young Composers Meeting 2021. Welcome Dyane Donck!
She will follow up Wim Boerman who will step back after 40 years.
The orchestra found a visionary composer/musician in Aspasia Nasopoulou with a strong musical heart. She wants to accelerate the efforts in talent development and go fast forward with new repertoire. The orchestra is impressed by her enthusiasm and ideas for the future!
Young Composers Meeting is an intiative by orkest de ereprijs to give young professional composers a chance to compose for an ensemble and develop their talents, knowledge and professional network.
We hereby, with great pride, announce our first senior composer for the Young Composers meeting 2021: Tansy Davies. We are very happy to have her in our meeting.
Each of them will be awarded a commission:
- orkest de ereprijs commission: Martin Mayo
- St. Frank van der Wal Fonds commission: Thanakarn Schofield
- International Masterclass Apeldoorn commission: Polina Korobkova
The anniversary year of orkest de ereprijs is concluded with a number of works dedicated to members of the orchestra.