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New notes for Duo Ebano

Are you a composer between 10 and 35 years old? Do you live or study in the Netherlands? Would you like your music to be performed during the Grachtenfestival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek and November Music? Keep on reading!

Write for Duo Ebano
Duo Ebano, formed by Marco Danesi (clarinet/bass clarinet) and Paolo Gorini (piano/seaboard MIDI-controller) are a dynamic duo, with a strong focus on contemporary music, and a wide experience in the classical and romantic chamber music repertoire. The duo won the Podia Klassiek Competition in 2016 and the Storioni Toonzaal Competition 2017 and in 2019/2020 they toured through the Netherlands as finalist of Dutch Classical Talent. To get an impression of what Duo Ebano is capable of, check the videos below!

Do you feel challenged to compose an innovative piece for clarinet or bass clarinet and piano or seaboard? Duo Ebano is curious to see and hear your ideas.

Please submit a composition outline with a maximum of 1 minute. We would like to receive a score/PDF and a midi-file (MP3). Does Duo Ebano see potential in the excerpt? Then there is a chance that you can complete your composition and have it premiered at the Grachtenfestival and have performances at the Gaudeamus Muziekweek and November Music as well! The selected composer(s) will receive a fee of 500 euro to write a work.



26 February: Deadline for applying to the online Q&A
3 March: Online Q&A with Duo Ebano
11 April: Deadline call
8 May: Reading Sessions
1 July: Deadline finished pieces
August: Premiere at Grachtenfestival
September: Performance at Gaudeamus
November: Performance at November Music

Gaudeamus presents the newest music of young music pioneers, with its renowned international festival for contemporary music, the Gaudeamus Muziekweek (the oldest music festival in The Netherlands), various concert series and co-productions. Gaudeamus also awards its yearly Gaudeamus Award to a promising young composer. This way, Gaudeamus stimulates the talents of tomorrow, beyond boundaries, genres and boxes.

Visitors of November Music can fully enjoy today's eclectic musical landscape. The festival showcases the prominent composers of our time. Not to mention top-notch ensembles, jazz & world pioneers, sound installations, and interdisciplinary concerts.

The Grachtenfestival is all about music. Young musicians from all over the world surprise you with their own musical story. By keenly combining location and repertoire, the performances meet the highest of standards while being accessible all the same. Grachtenfestival is a unique experience for both audience and musicians.