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extremely
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who almost made the reed quintet seem the best musical format on the planet. - The Times

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PAN 2022

PAN 2022

Calefax hosts the 19th edition of their annual festival PAN on 28 December. PAN festival is the shortest festival of the Netherlands, filled with musicians from various genres and surprising crossovers with other art forms. With a.o. Paulien Cornelisse, Dudok Quartet and Sishani.

The Composing Performer, The Performing Composer

The Composing Performer, The Performing Composer

Calefax and the Rembrandt Trio perform on the edge of composition and improvisation, in brand new work and other pieces by mostly unknown masters from the past, with music by a.o. Rembrandt Frerichs, Louis Couperin and Girolamo Frescobaldi.

Public final round of judging

Public final round of judging

For the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the Calefax Composers Competition, Calefax organizes a free public final round of judging with Kate Moore at the Tolhuistuin Amsterdam.

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.

Wed 14 Dec 19.00 public final round of judging of the Calefax Composers Competition Tolhuistuin Amsterdam / NL Info
Wed 28 Dec 19.30 Festival PAN 2022 Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Fri 13 Jan 19.45 The Composing Performer, the Performing Composer TivoliVredenburg Utrecht / NL Info Tickets
Sun 15 Jan 20.15 The Composing Performer, the Performing Composer Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam / NL Info Tickets
Sun 22 Jan 15.00 The Composing Performer, the Performing Composer Concertpodium Soest Soest / NL Info Tickets
Fri 27 Jan 20.15 Europe: a century ago Abdijkerk Aduard / NL Info Tickets

News

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. The winner will be awarded a prize of € 5.000 and their piece is performed by many reed quintets.

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.