International Gaudeamus Music Week

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Country and Region NetherlandsUtrecht
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Festival Contact Information

Centrum Muziek XXI
Loevenhoutsedijk 301
3552 XE Utrecht
The Netherlands

Festival Description

International Gaudeamus Music Week in Utrecht (formerly of Amsterdam) focuses on a competition for young composers and also features discussions and recitals of works by established composers. Concerts take place throughout the week in various halls and churches throughout the city. The event features the work of young composers, with an international jury of established composers selecting the compositions to be performed. After listening to performances of selected scores during the Music Week, the jury then awards the Gaudeamus Prize for the best composition, made up of cash given as a commission for a new composition, to be premièred during Music Week the following year.

Festival Dates September 5 - 11, 2011
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Photo slideshow credits:
  • In order of appearance
    • Photo of the Jury: Huba de Graaff, Julia Wolfe, Akira Nishimura, Akirasmal, photo by Co Broerse
    • Alex Nowitz, voice & live electronics performs Spring Relapse (2009) 8’ by Sergey Khismatov (Russia, 1983) selected for the Gaudeamus Prize 2010 on September 10, 2010 at Paradiso in Amsterdam. Photo by Co Broerse
    • Pascal Meyer performs Toy Toccata (in Black and White) for toy piano (2009) 7’ by Fabian Svensson (Sweden, 1980) selected for the Gaudeamus Prize 2010 on September 8, 2010 at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ in Amsterdam. Photo by Co Broerse
    • Christopher Trapani; Mehinovic, Nikodijevic, and Manousakis. Photo by Co Broerse


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