"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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Concluding concert String Quartet Biënnale Amsterdam

Concluding concert String Quartet Biënnale Amsterdam

On Saturday 1 February we play a programme with three world premieres on the concluding concert of the String Quartet Biënnale Amsterdam with the Signum Quartett and bassoonist Bram van Sambeek.

Premiere 'Un Momento Dado' by Johan de Meij

Premiere 'Un Momento Dado' by Johan de Meij

Johan de Meij, an international celebrity in the world of the symphonic wind orchestra, is currently one of the most performed Dutch composers. We perform his grand new composition 'Un Momento Dado' with the renowned Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy on 10 and 31 January.

Dancing on the vulcano

Dancing on the vulcano

During the first years of our existence, Helena Rasker used to be our go-to vocalist. Many years and grand careers later, we join the stage once again for a tour from 24 February untill 8 March.

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 31 Jan 20.15 Calefax & the Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy SPOT/De Oosterpoort Groningen / NL Info Tickets
Sat 1 Feb 20.15 String Quartet Biënnale Amsterdam Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ (concluding concert) Amsterdam / NL Tickets
Thu 6 Feb 16.30 Calefax XL (with students of the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague) Royal Conservatoire The Hague / NL Info Tickets
Sun 9 Feb 16.00 Tour Sweden 2020 Landskrona Theatre Landskrona / SE Info
Wed 12 Feb 19.00 Tour Sweden 2020 Dunkers Kulturhus Helsingborg / SE Info Tickets
Sat 15 Feb 15.00 Tour Sweden 2020 Tullbrokyrkan Falkenberg / SE Info Tickets

News

winner composers competition 2019

winner composers competition 2019

Uğurcan Öztekin (Turkey) is the winner of our international composers competition for reed quintet.

illustrations Dido & Aeneazz – Hedy Tjin

illustrations Dido & Aeneazz – Hedy Tjin

Artist Hedy Tjin made beautiful felt pen illustrations for our project Dido & Aeneazz with renowned trumpeter Eric Vloeimans.

New album: Dido & Aeneazz

New album: Dido & Aeneazz

Out now: our new album Dido & Aeneazz! A recomposition of Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas by Raaf Hekkema, combined with newly-composed music by Eric Vloeimans.