The Turkish composer Mithatcan Öcal (1992) is the winner of Calefax Composers Competition 2017.
The Friends of Calefax contribute to one of our most important missions; expanding repertoire for reed quintet. In 2017, nine composition assignments were issued and we realized 14 new arrangements.
Calefax and the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague have been working together for a number of years, a.o. in the project 'Reed Orchestra' & the Masterspecialisation 'Reed Quintet'.
From October 10th Calefax starts touring with violinist Liza Ferschtman. Composer Oene van Geel wrote a new work for reed quintet and violin inspired by the life and work of photographer Vivian Maier.
We are very excited to announce the winner of the 2018 Barlow Prize: Stacy Garrop. She composed a major new work for reed quintet.
Calefax invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 10th annual Composers Competition for Reed Quintet.