6 - 10 September 2017 From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live) electronics. Gaudeamus Muziekweek presents the newest music by young music pioneers during the eponymous and highly renowned music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
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Registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2018 starts 1 August 2017.
About the Gaudeamus Award
The annual Gaudeamus Muziekweek focuses on music by young composers. Although the first Gaudeamus Muziekweek, staged shortly after World War II, was devoted to Dutch composers only, the Muziekweek was soon open to composers worldwide. Each year new works by composers are presented, with emphasis on young composers and music pioneers. The Gaudeamus Award was first awarded in 1957 to Peter Schat. The Gaudeamus Award, as of 2015 is a commission of € 5000 for new work, meant as a help in the career of the composer. This commissioned work will premiere during Gaudeamus Muziekweek. Since 2014 the Muziekweek is preceded by the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy.
All winners of the Gaudeamus Award are mentioned in the Gaudeamus Hall of Fame