35th
anniversary!

Established in 1985, Calefax this year celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as the world's first reed quintet. The time to look back and relive highlights from Calefax' history together.

Discover our anniversary activities
Calefax Composers Competition 2020

Calefax Composers Competition 2020

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 13th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winning composer will be awarded a prize of 2.000 EUR. Entries for the Calefax Composers Competition 2020 must be received at the latest on December 1, 2020.

Live streams

Live streams

Calefax streamed several concerts both live and as web premieres. Watch concerts like Dido & Aeneazz, The Roaring Twenties and our anniversary concert 35 Years of Plenty from home.

Play along with Calefax

Play along with Calefax

Calefax gives all its wind playing fans the opportunity to play along with the Ricercar of the new album Bach's Musical Offerings. Calefax made six seperate recordings in which one of the instruments is missing. Wind players can download the sheet music of their part with an audio file in which this part is missing.

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.

Sun 7 Mar 16.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Cancelled - Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets
Fri 12 Mar 20.15 Europe: a century ago Cancelled - Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sat 13 Mar 20.15 Europe: a century ago Jisper Kerk Jisp / NL Info Tickets
Tue 13 Apr 20.15 Song of the Reed Phlharmonie (try-out) Haarlem / NL Info
Fri 16 Apr 20.15 Song of the Reed De Doelen (première) Rotterdam / NL Info
Sat 17 Apr 20.30 Song of the Reed Theaters Tilburg Tilburg / NL Info

News

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist

Calefax is looking for a new clarinettist (m/f/non-binary).

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax

Clarinettist Ivar Berix will be leaving Calefax. During corona we for once had plenty of time to look back and reflect. Together the five of us have lived through almost 35 incredibly inspiring and successful years.

new album Bach’s Musical Offerings

new album Bach’s Musical Offerings

Bach's Musical Offerings is our newest album, with which we celebrate our 35th anniversary.