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 in Apeldoorn (February 16th - February 21st, 2025), 14 selected participants will come together. In preparation for the Meeting they will each write a three-minute piece for the orchestra, possibly extended with voices from Royal Conservatoire The Hague, coached by Georgi Sztojanov. The week consists of rehearsals of these compositions, readings and individual lessons from our senior composers. This year the senior composers are Richard Ayres, Tansy Davies, Yannis Kyriakides and Wilbert Bulsink. The closing concert, directed by Gregory Charette, will take place at Podium GIGANT, featuring all the pieces. Afterwards, a jury of prominent composers will decide which four talented participants will win the composition commissions.

Are you interested in applying? Make sure your application contains the following:

  • A filled out application form;
  • A CV and/or a short biography;
  • Score and audio fragment (mp3 or mp4) from a recent work (we unfortunately cannot accept links to audios online, e.g. YouTube or Bandcamp).

Please send the materials via Dropbox, Google Drive or a wetransfer link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can apply up until September 13th.

The participation fee is 575 euros. This includes the hotel, meals, lectures, individual lessons, portrait photos for your portfolio and a museum trip. Details about the payment will be provided after the selection.

 

Commissions:

- 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 the Andriessen Festival 2026. Fee: € 1.500,-

- Apeldoorn commission: a new work for Orkest De Ereprijs. Fee: € 1.500,-

The International Young Composers Meeting is an initiative of Orkest De Ereprijs, supported by Stichting Frank van der Wal Fonds, Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Gemeente Apeldoorn, Podium GIGANT, Gemeente Arnhem, Provincie Gelderland, Fonds Podiumkunsten and our supporters.

 

Young Composers Meeting - Impression

Young Composers Meeting - Impression

Young Composers Meeting

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 in Apeldoorn (February 16th - February 21st, 2025), 14 selected participants will come together. In preparation for the Meeting they will each write a three-minute piece for the orchestra, possibly extended with voices from Royal Conservatoire The Hague, coached by Georgi Sztojanov. The week consists of rehearsals of these compositions, readings and individual lessons from our senior composers. This year the senior composers are Richard Ayres, Tansy Davies, Yannis Kyriakides and Wilbert Bulsink. The closing concert, directed by Gregory Charette, will take place at Podium GIGANT, featuring all the pieces. Afterwards, a jury of prominent composers will decide which four talented participants will win the composition commissions.

Are you interested in applying? Make sure your application contains the following:

  • A filled out application form;
  • A CV and/or a short biography;
  • Score and audio fragment (mp3 or mp4) from a recent work (we unfortunately cannot accept links to audios online, e.g. YouTube or Bandcamp).

Please send the materials via Dropbox, Google Drive or a wetransfer link to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can apply up until September 13th.

The participation fee is 575 euros. This includes the hotel, meals, lectures, individual lessons, portrait photos for your portfolio and a museum trip. Details about the payment will be provided after the selection.

 

Commissions:

- 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 the Andriessen Festival 2026. Fee: € 1.500,-

- Apeldoorn commission: a new work for Orkest De Ereprijs. Fee: € 1.500,-

The International Young Composers Meeting is an initiative of Orkest De Ereprijs, supported by Stichting Frank van der Wal Fonds, Royal Conservatoire The Hague, Gemeente Apeldoorn, Podium GIGANT, Gemeente Arnhem, Provincie Gelderland, Fonds Podiumkunsten and our supporters.

 

Young Composers Meeting - Impression

Young Composers Meeting - Impression