Young Composers Meeting 2020

26th Young Composers Meeting: February 23 - 28 - 2020, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

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.

During a week in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, 16 selected participants will come together to each compose a piece for de ereprijs and singers. The week is filled with rehearsals, lectures and individual coaching by senior composers. This year Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Andrew Hamilton, Dyane Donck and Seung-Won Oh are the senior composers. Gerda van Zelm and Georgi Sztojanov are the vocal coaches for the singers. At the end of the week, all pieces will be performed during the final concert in Gigant Apeldoorn. After this, a jury of international senior composers will choose three participants with extraordinary talent to receive commissions.

Applications for the YCM 2020 will open soon. Stay tuned!

 

Commissions:

- Frank van der Wal Fonds-Prijs. Fee: € 2.500,-

- orkest de ereprijs-commission: a new work for de ereprijs, to be performed during their many concerts. Fee: € 2.500,-

- Masterclass Apeldoorn-commission for a solo work. Fee: € 1.500,-

Programme
22 February 2020 | Opening concert YCM / RKST21 | Apeldoorn
24 February 2020 | YCM: Lecture | Gigant, Apeldoorn
25 February 2020 | YCM: Lecture | Gigant, Apeldoorn
26 February 2020 | YCM: Lecture | Gigant, Apeldoorn
27 February 2020 | YCM: Lecture | Gigant, Apeldoorn
28 February 2020 | Final concert YCM | Gigant, Apeldoorn

 

In February 2019, we celebrated 25 years of Young Composers Meeting Apeldoorn. And we are very proud of that! In the past 25 years, we joined forces with amazing senior composers, who coach, trained and teached our young composers. Curious who these senior composers are? Especially for the anniversary we have dived into the archives and made a list:


1995 Gerhard Stäbler, Hannah Kulenty, Michael Finnessy

1996 Gerard Brophy, Christian Lauba, Theo Loevendie

1997 Louis Andriessen, Rodney Sharman, Robert HP Platz

1998 Richard Barrett, Klaus Huber, Louis Andriessen

1999 Steve Martland, Michaël Smetanin, Martijn Padding, Louis Andriessen

2000 Maarten Altena, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding

2001 Vladimir Tarnopolski, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding

2002 Andrew Toovey, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding

2003 David Lang, Roderik de Man, Richard Ayres, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding

2004 Alison Isodora, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2005 Alvin Curran, Calliope Tsoupaki, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2006 Huba de Graaf, Sam Hayden, Donnacha Dennehy, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2007 Mary Finsterer, Joe Cutler, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2008 Michael Daugherty, Rozalie Hirs, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, David Dramm, Rodney Sharman

2009 Julia Wolfe, Tanja Milosovic, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2010 Helena Tulve, Michael Smetanin, Jan van de Putte, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding en Richard Ayres

2011 Joe Cutler, Yadeusz Wielecki, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2012 Seung Ah Oh, Christopher Butterfield, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding en Richard Ayres

2013 Ted Hearne, Carola Bauckholt, Dmitri Kourlianski, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2014 Anna Meredith, Ed Bennett, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2015 Cathy van Eck, Errolyn Wallen, Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2016 Mayke Nas, Cassandra Miller, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2017 Mayke Nas, Christopher Trapani, Joe Cutler, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2018 Calliope Tsoupaki, Alison Isadora, Trevor Grahl, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2019 Ed Bennett, Anna Korsun, Silvia Borzelli, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres

2020 Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Andrew Hamilton, Dyane Donck, Seung-Won Oh 

 

With special thanks to Fleur Noordam.