Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 10th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winning composition will be premiered in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam, on December 28, 2017.
The winning composition will receive its premiere during the PAN Festival 2017 in the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, the most important stage for contemporary music in the Netherlands. The piece will be performed by the world-renowned Calefax Reed Quintet.
A live video and audio recording will be made of the performance. The winning composer will also be awarded a prize of 3.000 EUR. (The jury has the right to appoint more than one winner, and divide the prize accordingly).
International Reed Quintet Network
The prizewinning arrangement will not only be performed by Calefax in Amsterdam, but also by various outstanding reed quintets around the world. In order to give all entries to the competition maximum exposure, Calefax will share the compositions with other ensembles of the International Reed Quintet Network.
* Entries for the Calefax Composers Competition 2017 must be received by November 1, 2017.
* Composers of any nationality and age may enter their works
* The length of submitted compositions should not exceed 9 minutes
* Only one work per composer can be submitted
* Entries must be new and original works (no arrangements)
* Compositions have to be feasible by five players on the following instruments:
1. Oboe or cor anglais or oboe d’amore
2. Clarinet in B-flat or A
3. Alto or soprano saxophone
4. Bass clarinet, basset horn or double bass clarinet
The jury of the Calefax Composers Competition consists of all five members of Calefax. The esteemed Dutch composer Mayke Nas (www.maykenas.nl) will function as chairman of the jury. The jury will judge all scores anonymously. All participants will be notified about the results of the competition. The results of the jury are final.
Send your composition both as a score (in C) and as transposed parts in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only digital scores can be submitted.
Please note that digital scores and parts should not contain the composer’s name, since the scores are to be judged anonymously by the jury!
The deadline for submissions is November 1st, 2017.
Previous winners of the Calefax Composers Competition were Holger de Bruin (2008, The Netherlands) Heleen Verleur (2009, The Netherlands), Jeffrey Harrington (2010, USA/France), José Mora-Jiménez (2011, Costa- Rica/The Netherlands), Didier Marc Garin (2012, France), Corey Dundee (2013, USA), Michael Walsh (2014, United Kingdom) and Janco Verduin (2015, The Netherlands)
Amsterdam, June 2017