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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Europe: a century ago

Europe: a century ago

Calefax paints a musical portrait of Europe in the ‘10s, ‘20s and ‘30s in this concert programme. The beginning of the twentieth century was subject to many major and rapid changes, like political shifts, the First World War and a pandamic. How did a composer uphold oneself in these turbulent times? 

Calefax Composers Competition 2022

Calefax Composers Competition 2022

Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 15th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet. We celebrate this anniversary edition by raising the prize money for this year’s competition to €5,000.

Tour Singapore

Tour Singapore

Calefax provides masterclasses and a concert from 27 untill 29 November at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music in Singapore. The concert is free of charge.

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.

Sat 27 Aug 20.00 Terrace concerts Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Fri 16 Sep 20.00 ZeughausKonzerte Zeughaus Neuss / Germany
Tue 27 Sep 16.00 Singapore tour – masterclass Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Singapore / SG
Wed 28 Sep 19.00 Singapore tour – masterclass Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Singapore / SG
Thu 29 Sep 19.30 Singapore tour – concert Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Singapore / SG Tickets
Sun 20 Nov 11.30 Europe: a century ago Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Info Tickets

News

Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs

Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs

In a plea for opening the concert halls, Dutch ensemble Calefax deprives national anthem from its Gs

Abraham Gomez wins Calefax Composers Competition 2021

Abraham Gomez wins Calefax Composers Competition 2021

Abraham Gomez (Mexico) is the winner of the 2021 Calefax Composers Competition.

Hannah Soepenberg new General Manager of Calefax!

Hannah Soepenberg new General Manager of Calefax!

Calefax is delighted to announce their new General Manager: Hannah Soepenberg.