Being shortlisted for (or winning!) the Gaudeamus Award gives young composers international recognition. In many cases, it launches their career. At the end of October 2015, the jury will shortlist five of the entered works, which will be featured at Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016. Other pieces by the nominated composers are also showcased. This will enable the audience and (global) contemporary music professionals to develop a broadly based opinion. In 2016, the winner will receive a commission worth € 5,000 to write a composition for the next edition of Gaudeamus Muziekweek.
Composers can submit work in three categories:
String ensemble of 4 to 14 players. Amplification and electronics are optional.
Small vocal ensemble of 1 to 6 voices. Amplification and electronics are optional.
Small ensemble that encourages the use of electronics and/or video.
The jury for the Gaudeamus Award 2016 consists of Seung-Won Oh, Pierre Jodlowski and Willem Jeths. Representatives from the ensembles involved in the festival will also participate in the selection process.
Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy 2016
Before the festival starts, the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy will act as an incubator for young composers. It will offer ample opportunity for research, reflection, and development. To get an good example, check out the programme of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy 2015.
The GMW Academy 2016 runs from 1 through 7 September 2016.
Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2016 takes place from 7 through 11 September 2016.