"Five
extremely
gifted dutch
gents"

who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet. - The Times

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Bach's Musical Gift

Bach's Musical Gift

From 14 February we start our 'Bachs Geschenk' (Bach's Musical Gift) tour featuring a new arrangement by Raaf Hekkema Saxophone of Bach's 'Musikalisches Opfer' and the premiere of 'They are home again' by Martijn Padding!

MITHATCAN ÖCAL WINS CALEFAX COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2017

MITHATCAN ÖCAL WINS CALEFAX COMPOSERS COMPETITION 2017

The Turkish composer Mithatcan Öcal (1992) is the winner of Calefax Composers Competition 2017.

Morphing Relations

Morphing Relations

The Morphing Relations project brings together two of the most adventurous ensembles currently on the scene: the German Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart and Calefax Reed Quintet.

concert calendar

Calefax tours six to eight concertprogrammes per season in the Netherlands and tours abroad to a.o. the USA, China, Japan, UK, Eastern-Europe and Germany.

Wed 21 Feb 20.15 Bach’s Musical Gift Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sat 24 Feb 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) BASF Gesellschaftshaus Ludwigshafen / DE Info Tickets
Sat 24 Feb 14.30 The Music Factory (6+) BASF Gesellschaftshaus Ludwigshafen / DE Info Tickets
Sun 25 Feb 11.00 The Music Factory (6+) Stadthaus Winterthur Winterthur / CH Info Tickets
Sun 25 Feb 11.00 The Music Factory (6+) Stadthaus Winterthur Winterthur / CH Info Tickets
Tue 6 Mar 19.30 Calefax tour USA Auditorium Chamber Music Series Moscow (ID) / USA Tickets

News

Mithatcan Öcal wins Calefax Composers Competition 2017

Mithatcan Öcal wins Calefax Composers Competition 2017

The Turkish composer Mithatcan Öcal (1992) is the winner of Calefax Composers Competition 2017.

New compositions and arrangements

New compositions and arrangements

The Friends of Calefax contribute to one of our most important missions; expanding repertoire for reed quintet. In 2017, nine composition assignments were issued and we realized 14 new arrangements.

Calefax & The Royal Conservatoire

Calefax & The Royal Conservatoire

Calefax and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague have been working together for a number of years, a.o. in the project 'Reed Orchestra' & the Masterspecialisation 'Reed Quintet'.