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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Van Gogh's Way to Go

Van Gogh's Way to Go

Before he dedicated his life to painting, Vincent van Gogh had many occupations. It wasn’t until the age of 27 that he found his calling. In Van Gogh's Way to Go, we follow Vincent along the path where his passion for art, without regard for any conventions, took him.

Europe: a Century Ago

Europe: a Century Ago

Calefax paints a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s, which was subject to many major and rapid changes, like globalisation, the first World War and the worldwide influenza pandamic, How did a composer uphold oneself in these turbulent times? 

Tour USA 2023

Tour USA 2023

From 15 untill 28 March, 2023, Calefax travels to the United States for a series of concerts and masterclasses. Calefax performs music of their new albumAn American Rhapsody which reflects the kaleidoscopic diversity of American music of the past century with music by well-known composers like Gershwin and Ellington and underexposed composers like Florence Price and Moondog.

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.

Mon 6 Feb 16.30 Speeddates with students of composition Royal Conservatoire Den Haag / NL
Thu 9 Feb 20.15 Scherpdenkers: Roxane van Iperen & Calefax Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / NL Tickets
Fri 10 Feb 20.15 Scherpdenkers: Roxane van Iperen & Calefax Concertgebouw Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Fri 24 Feb 10.00 Van Gogh’s Way to Go Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (school performances) Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sun 26 Feb 11.00 Europe: a century ago Schouwburg Odeon Zwolle / NL Info Tickets
Fri 3 Mar 20.15 Van Gogh’s Way to Go Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets

News

Winner Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Winner Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Ufuk Biçak wins the fifteenth edition of Calefax' international composers competition for reed quintet.

Calefax Composers Competition 2022

Calefax Composers Competition 2022

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 15th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winner will be awarded a prize of € 5.000 and their piece is performed by many reed quintets.

Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs

Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs

In a plea for opening the concert halls, Dutch ensemble Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs