"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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Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems

In April 2018 ‘Hidden Gems’ will be released. Our newest album with a colourful collection of gems, with music from several corners of the world and various periods of music history.

Calefax & Matthew Barley

Calefax & Matthew Barley

From September we we'll tour with cellist Matthew Barley. Matthew Barley is a master cellist who feels equally at home performing Renaissance or Romantic repertoire or contemporary electronic music.

WILL YOU JOIN US ON OUR TREASURE HUNT?

WILL YOU JOIN US ON OUR TREASURE HUNT?

To celebrate our new album, we created a special app, the HIDDEN GEMS Treasure Hunt, that takes you on an exciting musical quest through different cities (in the Netherlands) with music from our new album.

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 2 Sep 15.00 Hidden Gems Uitgast Festival Lelystad / NL Info
Sun 2 Sep 12.00 Hidden Gems Uitgast Festival Lelystad / NL Info
Sun 9 Sep 14.15 Seven Locks (4+) with Kiki Jaski Muziekgebouw Eindhoven Eindhoven / NL Info Tickets
Sun 16 Sep 15.00 Hidden Gems Oude Jeroenskerk Noordwijk / NL Info Tickets
Thu 20 Sep 20.15 Hidden Gems Prize Concert Michaelskapel (private concert) Utrecht / NL
Sat 22 Sep 20.15 Calefax & Matthew Barley Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets

News

Calefax Composers Competition 2018

Calefax Composers Competition 2018

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 11th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet.

Treasure Hunt Tour #1

Treasure Hunt Tour #1

On Thursday 10 May (Ascension Day), our first HIDDEN GEMS Treasure Hunt Tour takes place in Amsterdam!

Hidden Gems – Blog

Hidden Gems – Blog

The musical pearls from our new album Hidden Gems are imbued with remarkable facts and background stories. You can read them here. The first piece that we highlight is the Prélude, fugue et variation by César Franck (1822-1890).