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 showcases love in her many guises, set to music by various composers from 10 October 2021 untill 26 May 2022. As diverse as love is, so is its representation in music, from Bach's farewell music for the departure of his beloved brother to Debussy's ode to the place where he and his late wife Emma Bardac spend time together.
Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 14th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winning composer will be awarded a prize of 2.000 EUR and the winning piece will be performed in 2022 by the world-renowned Calefax Reed Quintet. The deadline for submissions is 21 November 2021.
On December 28th Calefax hosts PAN! The PAN is Calefax’ annual mini festival with musicians from various genres and surprising crossovers with other art forms.
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.
|Tue 28 Dec||19.30||PAN 2021||Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ||Amsterdam / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Fri 14 Jan||20.15||fantastic music||Stadsgehoorzaal||Leiden / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Sat 15 Jan||20.10||fantastic music||Goede Rede Concerten||Almere / NL||Info|
|Sun 16 Jan||16.00||fantastic music||Delden Klassiek||Delden / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Sun 23 Jan||15.00||love actually||Kolonieconcerten||Wilhelminaoord / NL||Info||Tickets|
|Wed 2 Feb||18.30||fantastic music||TivoliVredenburg||Utrecht / NL||Info||Tickets|
Calefax is proud to introduce their new clarinettist: Bart de Kater.
Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 14th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winner will be awarded a prize of € 2,000 and their piece is performed by many reed quintets.
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.