Young Composers Meeting

About the Young Composers Meeting

Young Composers Meeting is an intiative by Orkest De Ereprijs to give young professional composers under 30 a chance to compose for an ensemble and develop their talents, knowledge and professional network.

During this week, fifteen selected participants up until 30 years old, rehearse the 3 minute pieces they have submitted earlier. They are accompanied by experienced composers and attend lectures and individual lessons. The intensive week will be concluded with a concert. The most promising participants, in the opinion of an independent jury of leading composers, will be awarded a paid composition commission as an incentive. All compositions are performed by Orkest De Ereprijs, led by Gregory Charette, during the Final Concert on Friday March 3, 2023 in the Gigant theater, Apeldoorn.

The next YCM will be in the week of February 25 until March 1, 2024. The applications are now open! You can apply between June 1st and September 15th, 2023.

For a successful application, we need the following:

- A completed application form;
- The score of a recent work;
- The audio clip of the work (no YouTube or Bandcamplink, please submit a mp3 file);
- A CV;
- A short biography.

Documents can only be submitted via Dropbox or WeTransfer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The submission deadline is Friday, September 15, 2023. Results will be shared in October.

To make the Young Composers Meeting possible, we ask for a personal contribution of €575 per participant. This includes accommodation, meals, lectures, individual lessons and a museum trip.



- Frank van der Wal Fonds-commission: a new work for Orkest De Ereprijs, to be performed during their many concerts. Fee: € 2.500,-

- Orkest De Ereprijs commission: a new work for Orkest De Ereprijs, to be performed during their many concerts. Fee: € 2.500,-

- RKST21 commission: a new work for RKST21, to be performed during Andriessen Festival 2025. Fee: € 1.500,-

NEW IN 2024:

-Apeldoorn-commission: a new work for Orkest De Ereprijs, to be performed during the opening concert of the next YCM edition. Fee: € 1.500,-


Young Composers Meeting - Impression

Young Composers Meeting - Impression