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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Tour United Kingdom

Tour United Kingdom

Calefax will travel to the United Kingdom twice this concert season for a series of concerts and a coaching! On 13 and 14 May, the musicians play at the Newbury Spring Festival and in the Wigmore Hall in London, with a live broadcast by BBC Radio 3.

Streetwise

Streetwise

Music that originated on the street, or was inspired by daily life on the streets, is of all times. From 9 untill 19 May, Calefax offers a versatile and bold programme with music by blind buskers like Jacob van Eijck and Moondog, vivid musical descriptions of urban life by George Gershwin and Joe Jackson, and music by the "selfmade" composer Georg Philipp Telemann.

USA Tour 2024

USA Tour 2024

In April, Calefax travels to the USA for a series of concerts and a coaching in Michigan and North Carolina. The program of this concert series includes music by Bach, Franck and Debussy.

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.

Fri 15 Mar 19.30 Kammerkonzert – Aschaffenburg Stadttheater Aschaffenburg Aschaffenburg / DE Tickets
Fri 5 Apr USA Tour 2024 University of Michigan Ann Arbor (MI) / USA Info
Sat 6 Apr USA Tour 2024 University of Michigan Ann Arbor (MI) / USA Info
Mon 8 Apr 19.30 USA Tour 2024 Tryon Fine Arts Center Tryon (NC) / USA Info Tickets
Mon 22 Apr King’s Day Concert Atlas Theater (private event) Emmen / NL
Sat 27 Apr King’s Day Concert Atlas Theater (broadcast on tv) Emmen / NL

News

Winner Calefax Composers Competition

Winner Calefax Composers Competition

The winner of the sixteenth edition of the Calefax' Composers Competition for reed quintet is the Swedish composer Erik Valdemar Sköld (1991)! He won the first prize for his composition Óðinn.

Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Calefax Composers Competition 2023

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 16th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. The winner will be awarded a prize of € 2,500 and their piece is performed by many reed quintets.

New album: An American Rhapsody

New album: An American Rhapsody

Out now: our new album An American Rhapsody! Calefax goes on a musical road trip across the United States on An American Rhapsody.