About us

The orkest de ereprijs performs works by living composers, as well as interdisciplinary projects by a diverse group of creators in genres such as dance, theatre and film. We commission young composers with professional pieces for our orchestra and perform these in The Netherlands and internationally, in order to support young talent. So far, we have commissioned over four hundred compositions. Our assignments and concerts are often multidisciplinary, involving singers, instrumentalists, electronic art, dance, theatre and film.

Our orchestra is the ensemble for contemporary music in the East of the Netherlands. We collaborate with many partners and take our place as living instrument focusing on interdiciplinarity, education, talent development and innovation. Though this perspective, we have gained a unique and renowned position within young composed music’ world-wide. We reach a broad and diverse audience: young and old, connoisseurs and professionals, insiders and outsiders.

Some of our partnerships include: ArtEZ Dance Academy Arnhem, Het Gelders Orkest, National Youth Orchestra Apeldoorn, Masterclass Apeldoorn, De Plaats Arnhem, secondary schools in Gelderland/Utrecht/Overijssel/Nord-Rhein Westfalen, Markant (kunsteducatie Apeldoorn), Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Codarts Rotterdam, ArtEZ Composition Department Zwolle and Arnhem, and ArtEZ Music Education Zwolle.