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Talent Development

Gaudeamus presents, organizes, stimulates and supports young music pioneers in their creation of new works. The organization scouts young talent and contributes to its professional development.

Artists in Residence
Gaudeamus strives to create a enduring relationship with music pioneers. By means of several residence programmes, young talent is attached to the organization for an extended period. Gaudeamus thus provides a location for research, a stage and a network. The Nieuwe Makers project organized by the Performing Arts Fund NL provides a two-year residence during which research and the development of an individual identity are paramount. Every year Gaudeamus also appoints a musician who shows innovative talent and ventures off the beaten track and who is living in Utrecht.

Artists-in-residence 2017-2019:

Thanasis Deligiannis

Jerzy Bielski

Musician-in-residence 2017-2018

Maya Fridman

Gaudeamus Award Winner
The winner of the Gaudeamus Award receives more than a commission to compose new works. Winning the award also opens up new networks, and Gaudeamus actively puts the winner in contact with concert venues, ensembles, festivals and stakeholders within the music world, both nationally and internationally. The Gaudeamus Award was first presented in 1957. Hall of Fame

Every year Gaudeamus commissions many young music pioneers to compose new works. In this way the organization not only takes care of the creation of new music, but it is itself a customer, and attracts co-producers. Almost all the commissioned works are premiered during the Gaudeamus Muziekweek, and Gaudeamus subsequently does its utmost to promote repeat performances both at home and abroad.
Gaudeamus also issues commissions in collaboration with international partners including the European Ulysses Network.

Maxim Shalygin – Lacrimosa (Performed by Shapeshift)

Commissions 2018

Utku Asuroglu – Cutoff (Slagwerk Den Haag / Ulysses)

Bianca Bongers – Reiken (Kugoni Trio)

Martijn Comes – Mother (Malgosia Fiebig)

William Dougherty – as we come marching, marching (Slagwerk Den Haag)

Lawrence Dunn – Disappointment Rondeau (Slagwerk Den Haag)

Anthony Leigh Dunstan – ebb (Diamanda Dramm / Grachtenfestival)
Moritz Eggert – The Collectors (Duo Simons|Napolov / November Music / Duo Simons|Napolov)

Maya Fridman – arrangement Alfred Schnittke’s Peer Gynt (Tomoko Mukaiyama & Maya Fridman / Korzo & Tomoko Mukaiyama Foundation)
Jan-Peter de Graaff – The Bells of St. Clement’s (Duo Simons|Napolov)

Sebastian Hilli – Psycho Wood (Slagwerk Den Haag)

Vitali Karagkezidis – Sonic Tenses (Diamanda Dramm / Grachtenfestival)
Johannes Kreidler – Piece for harp and video (Miriam Overlach / Miriam Overlach)

Matthias Krüger – Dance of the Dream Men (Part I) (Slagwerk Den Haag)

William Kuo – The Hand Holds No Weapon (Ensemble Nikel)

Raphaël Languillat – (((LIMBO))) _ plexus (part i) (Slagwerk Den Haag)

Aurélie Lierman – (Non) Human & Animism (But What About)
Solomiya Moroz – Arrows That Remain (Quatuor Bozzini / Quatuor Bozzini)

Lise Morrison – Cleared Air and Delicate Dust ( Quatuor Bozzini / Quatuor Bozzini )

Gagi Petrovic & Maya Fridman – Reminders (song), Depletions (song) (Gagi Petrovic & Maya Fridman)
Petra Strahovnik – Amaranthine (Saskia Lankhoorn / Dag in de Branding)

Alexey Retinsky – DUDA (Keuris Quartet / Keuris Quartet)
Carmen Vanderveken – Jeux (Fie Schouten, Eva van de Poll & Jeroen Kimman / Basklarinet Festijn)
Dan VanHassel – Schizoid Devices (Keuris Quartet / Keuris Quartet)
Kaveh Vares & Rafael Fraga – arrangement Persian songs (Calefax, Matangi String Quartet & Mohammad Motamedi)
Anthony Vine – The Innocence of Trees (Quatuor Bozzini, Dudok Kwartet, and BL!NDMAN Strings)

Ivan Vukosavljević – Still Life (orkest de ereprijs / orkest de ereprijs)

Frej Wedlund – Crumblings (Keuris Quartet / Keuris Quartet)
Chris Williams – Growth is Form (Malgosia Fiebig)
Tsu-Yao Yang – Pour Nesat (Keuris Quartet / Keuris Quartet)

Commissions 2017

Boris Bezemer – nog geen titel (Nikel Ensemble)
Ethan Braun – Excess Frame (Kluster 5)
Zeno van den Broek – Panauditum (SPOR festival)
Thanasis Deligiannis – RE-FUSE (Greek National Opera (Alternative Stage))
Maya Fridman – arrangement Schnittke’s Peer Gynt (Maya Fridman & Tomoko Mukaiyama)
Jan-Peter de Graaff – Rimpelingen (Asko|Schönberg, tevens co-producent)
Alexander Khubeev – The Codex of Thoughtcrimes (Asko|Schönberg)
Yannis Kyriakides – Music for barges (Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, tevens co-producent)
Mikołaj Laskowski – nog geen titel (Nikel Ensemble)
Sky Macklay – Exponential (Kluster5)
Genevieve Murphy – Squeeze Machine (International Ensemble Modern Academy)
Manuel Sanchez Garcia & Georgi Sztojanov – VULNUS (Fors Seulement)
Maxim Shalygin – Lacrimosa (Shapeshift / November Music)
Igor C Silva – Plastic Air (Trash Panda Collective)
Aart Strootman – Shambling Emerge – after after party (Kluster5)
Chaz Underriner – Nocturne Series: 8 (Kluster5)
Bart de Vrees – For flute or piano or mandolin or percussion or bassoon or guitar or violin or harp or clarinet or………. (Insomnio)
Stef Veldhuis – ECHO (Stichting ECHO)
Ivan Vukosavljevic – Stone Skeleton (Kluster5)
Felipe Waller – Echo Chambers (Nadezda Filippova / Dutch Classical Talent)

International Commissions 2017

Utku Asuroglu – This and That (International Ensemble Modern Academy)
Simon Bertrand – l’Homme Invisible (Utrecht String Quartet / Thorwald Jorgenson)
Georgia Koumará – Intertwined Peculiarities (Kluster5)
Maya Verlaak – Song and Dance (International Ensemble Modern Academy)
Yukiko Watanabe – Nue (International Ensemble Modern Academy)

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