Registration for the Gaudeamus Award 2022 is open. Because the Award was not held in 2021, composers younger than 36 can register. Composers of any nationality or background who were born after 11 September 1985 may enter their works. Works may already have been performed but must be composed no more than 3 years ago.
Participants must provide 3 pieces:
1. The main entry must fit in one of the 4 categories
2 – 3. Two additional pieces to show the breadth of your practice as a composer, that do not have to fit in any of the categories.
Additionally, the organizers provide the option to submit a 4th piece for orchestra if you want to showcase your orchestral work. This piece will not be performed during the Gaudeamus Festival but might be selected to be performed by the Residentie Orkest The Hague during a concert in Amare in The Hague on a later date after the festival.
Four composers will be nominated for the Award. The nominees will be part of the Gaudeamus Festival 2022 (7-11 September). On the final night of the festival the winner of the Award will be chosen by an independent jury. The price consists of a commission worth €5,000 for a new composition to be premiered at a future edition of the Gaudeamus Festival. The nominees’ main entries for the competition as well as additional submitted pieces will be performed during the festival. They will also be commissioned to develop a new piece especially for the festival.
Deadline 1 October 2021