"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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Bach's Musical Offerings

Bach's Musical Offerings

35 years after the ensemble played its first concert, Calefax celebrates its birthday with musical offerings by Johann Sebastian Bach. From 11 October untill 7 March 2021, they play repertoire from their new album Bach's Musical Offerings in concert: Musikalisches Opfer and Vom Himmel hoch-variations.

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. New this year is an online webinar for composers in which all five members of the quintet will answer all the questions.

35 Years of Plenty

35 Years of Plenty

Established in 1985, Calefax this year celebrates its thirty-fifth anniversary as the world’s first reed quintet. In 35 Years of Plenty we look back and relive highlights from Calefax' history from 4 Ocbtober until 25 November 2020.

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 4 Oct 19.30 35 years of plenty St. Bavokerk Haarlem / NL Info Tickets
Sun 11 Oct 20.15 Bach’s Musical Offerings Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sat 17 Oct 20.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Academiehuis de Grote Kerk Zwolle / NL Info Tickets
Sun 18 Oct 11.30 35 years of plenty CANCELLED - Kapel op 't Rijsselt Eefde / NL Info
Thu 22 Oct 20.00 Bach’s Musical Offerings Grote Kerk Naarden / NL Info Tickets
Fri 23 Oct 20.15 35 years of plenty Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets

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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.

Let us take you by the hand

Let us take you by the hand

The Calefax musicians enhanced a new video collection with a personal touch. This collection of existing as well as brand new clips of concerts and tours offers a unique way to explore Calefax’s history of no less than 35 years.

Live streams

Live streams

In these uncertain times due to the Coronavirus we still want to provide you our music. Find all our live streams here.