Young Composers Meeting 2013

From February 17-22, 2013 the 19th successive International Young Composers Meeting will take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. The meeting is organized by orchestra de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week.

The directors of the 19th meeting are Louis Andriessen, Martijn Padding, Richard Ayres and Dmitri Kourliandski.

They will get together with potential and coming talent. The aim of the meeting is to exchange thoughts, form ideas and debate about composers and composing. The directors will offer a composition assignment to the most promising composer.

The meeting is generally considered to be extremely inspiring and especially interesting for young composers.

During the week the 3-minute pieces of the selected composers will be rehearsed by orchestra de ereprijs. There will be lectures and a workshop composing for voices. And of course the final concert, including all the pieces.

We hope we have aroused your interest in this project and that you will inform young (below 30 years) talented composers about the meeting and encourage them to take part in it.

Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2012
Application form available at