orkest de ereprijs - Young Composers Meeting 2021

Deadline: 15 October 2020 17:00

27th Young Composers Meeting: March 7 - March 12, 2021, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands - applications are now open!

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 in which they work on their new composed piece for orkest de ereprijs and singers. The week is filled with rehearsals, lectures and individual coaching by senior composers. This year Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres, Dyane Donck, Tansy Davies and one more t.b.a. 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.

Requirements for participation in the Young Composers Meeting

Young composers up to 30 years of age and of any nationality are invited to apply for participation before October 15, 2020.

To apply, please send all the documents below via WeTransfer to productie@ereprijs.nl.
- Application form
- Biography (PDF)
- At least one score of a recent composition (PDF)
- Recording of a recent composition (MP3)

We will make a selection of maximum 16 participants. At the beginning of November the applicants will be informed about their acceptance.

The selected applicants are requested to enter a short work (3 minutes) for de ereprijs. The 3-minute compositions will be rehearsed during the week and performed at the final concert. The 3-minute work should be entered before January 15, 2021. Details concerning the instrumentation of de ereprijs will be communicated after the selection.

- The participation fee is €450 - this includes accommodation and meals.
- The participants will stay in shared rooms in a hotel in Apeldoorn.
- The participants have to take care of their own transport to Apeldoorn.
- At the final concert, three promising composers will be commissioned to write a new composition.