Message from Wim Boerman, artistic director of orchestra de ereprijs—

message from Wim Boerman, artistic director of orchestra de ereprijs

Dear Sir, Madam,


From February 24th to March 1st 2019, the 25th annual Young Composers Meeting will take place in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. It is organised by orchestra de ereprijs in collaboration with the International Gaudeamus Music Week.

The Young Composers Meeting allows young composers to develop their talents by writing a piece for orchestra de ereprijs. Works by sixteen selected candidates will be rehearsed and performed. Under the supervision of senior composers Martijn Padding and Richard Ayres, the participants will be involved in clinics, lectures and excursions. This is the perfect opportunity for young composers to gain experience and knowledge, as well as build a relevant network within their field.

The senior composers will appoint three winners from among the participants, each of whom will receive a commission. We trust that you will inform young, talented composers in your network about the YCM and will encourage them to participate.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the contact details below. For more information and you can also consult our website:

There, you will also find the application form.


Wim Boerman
Artistic director

orkest de ereprijs
T 0031 55 578 92 48