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

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Tour New Zealand

Tour New Zealand

Calefax travels to New Zealand for a series of workshops and 9 concerts for the first time! The programme presents a captivating blend of classical compositions, including Bach’s intricate Baroque harmonies, Schubert’s Romantic lyricism, and the jazzy flavours of Gershwin’s iconic An American in Paris. Calefax will also perform the thrilling premiere of a newly CMNZ-commissioned work that celebrates the diverse and vibrant musical heritage of New-Zealand.

Composers Competition

Composers Competition

Participate in the annual Calefax Composers Competition for reed quintet! The theme this year is to write an overture. The winning composer will be awarded a prize of 2.500 EUR and their piece will be performed or recorded by Calefax.

Song of the Reed

Song of the Reed

Calefax shares the stage with the well-known Iranian singer Mohammad Motamedi in November 2024. Together, the musicians perform a mix of traditional Iranian songs with instrumental classical music.

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.

Sat 29 Jun 12.00 Menu de Saison Beethoven Festival Zutphen / NL Info Tickets
Tue 17 Sep 19.30 Tour New Zealand 2024 Concert Chamber Auckland / NZ Info Tickets
Wed 18 Sep 19.30 Tour New Zealand 2024 Meteor Theatre Hamilton / NZ Info Tickets
Thu 19 Sep 19.30 Tour New Zealand 2024 4th Wall Theatre New Plymouth / NZ Info Tickets
Fri 20 Sep 19.30 Tour New Zealand 2024 Public Trust Hall Wellington Info Tickets
Sat 21 Sep 19.30 Tour New Zealand 2024 MTG Century Theatre Hawke's Bay / NZ Info Tickets

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Calefax Composers Competition 2024

Calefax Composers Competition 2024

Participate in the annual Calefax Composers Competition for reed quintet! The theme this year is to write an overture. The winning composer will be awarded a prize of 2.500 EUR and their piece will be performed or recorded by Calefax.

Winner Calefax Composers Competition

Winner Calefax Composers Competition

The winner of the sixteenth edition of the Calefax' Composers Competition for reed quintet is the Swedish composer Erik Valdemar Sköld (1991)! He won the first prize for his composition Óðinn.

Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 16th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winner will be awarded a prize of € 2,500 and their piece is performed by many reed quintets.