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Ceremony Matthijs Vermeulenprijs

Part of Gaudeamus Saturday Night 2019

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20:00 – 20:30 TivoliVredenburg – Hertz
Aart Strootman wins the Matthijs Vermeulenprijs this year with his piece Shambling Emerge – after after party, a commission of Gaudeamus. He wrote the piece in 2017 when he was nominated for the Gaudeamus Award and ultimately won it. The piece is inspired by a recording of composer and improvisor Misha Mengelberg playing piano with a little girl in the cafe of the Bimhuis. Strootman will receive the award on Saturday 7 September during the Gaudeamus Saturday Night. The awarded piece will be performed live after the ceremony by Kluster5.