15 August 2014
Opportunity: Gaudeamus Prize 2015
Registrations for the Gaudeamus Prize 2015 are open. Composers born after 1 October 1984 can submit their work online. The deadline for registration is 1 October 2014 - please read carefully the information regarding categories and setup as well as the terms and conditions before registering online.
The Ensembles/Categories for 2015:
CATEGORY 1 - large ensemble: Asko|Schönberg
Instruments: 1 flute, 1 clarinet (no cbcl), 1 oboe, 1 bassoon (no cbsn), 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 1 French horn, 2 percussionists, 1 piano (harmonium), 1 harp, 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello, 1 double bass. Potentially: tuba. Maximum number of players is 16. Minimum number of players is 7. Amplification and electronics are possible.
CATEGORY 2 - Ensemble + video and/or live electronics: Nadar
Instruments: 1 violin, 1 cello, 1 flute (+picc, alto, bass), 1 clarinet (+bass), 1 saxophone (soprano, alto, baritone), 1 trombone (+bass), 1 guitar (electric + acoustic), 1 piano (+keyboard), 1 percussion. Electronics and or video are required, conductor is optional, and musicians can also be used as theatrical performers. Maximum number of players is 6. Minimum number of players is 3.
CATEGORY 3 - Electric guitar quartet: zwerm
Instruments: 4 electric guitars (2 or 3 is possible but not preferred). No solo works. Other (less preferred) options are banjo, bass guitar and steel string.
More than before, Gaudeamus Muziekweek is aiming at showcasing the nominees' work for audiences and music professionals. As of 2014, only 5 composers will be nominated for the Prize, and several pieces by the selected composers can be performed during the festival. This provides the nominees with an opportunity to demonstrate other aspects of their talents instead of being judged solely on the basis of a single work.
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