The Keuris Composers Contest
The Keuris Composers Contest takes place on a bi-yearly basis, in combination with the chambermusic oriented Tristan Keuris Kamermuziek Concours (Dutch). For the Keuris Composers Contest, composers from all over the world are invited to write compositions for symphony orchestra and ensemble.

About Tristan Keuris
Tristan Keuris was one of the leading Dutch composers of his generation. He studied at the Utrecht Conservatory with Ton de Leeuw, and taught musical theory and composition in a number of Dutch institutions. In 1976 Keuris gained wide public acclaim when he won the prestigious Matthijs Vermeulen Prize for his Sinfonia for Orchestra (1974). Keuris composed the expressive Clarinet Quintet for the centenary of the Amsterdam Concertgebouw in 1988 and, for the centenary of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in the same year, was commissioned to write Catena for Wind Orchestra and Percussion.
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Prize winners 3rd Keuris Composers Contest (2018)

12 May 2018 / Flint – AFAS zaal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Category Ensemble (violin, cello and piano)
Keuris (1st) Prize: Fabio Massimo Capogrosso (Itlay, 1984) with Un Breve Racconto Notturno
2nd Prize: Uri Brener (Israel, 1974) with Triptych
3rd Prize: Ting-Chuan Chen (Taiwan, 1977) with Hymn to the Earth

Public Prize: Ting-Chuan Chen

Category Youth Symphony Orchestra
Keuris (1st) Prize: Kai-Young Chan (HongKong, 1989) with Seeking, Searching
2nd Prize: Edwin Sung (United Kingdom, 1992) with An Overture to the Proms
3rd Prize: Žiga Stanič (Slovenia, 1973) with A Trip to the Zoo

Public Prize: Edwin Sung

Performers:
Amersfoorts Jeugdorkest
conductor Rolf Buijs

Keuris Ensemble
Bob van der Ent, violin
Roeland Duijne, cello
Henry Kelder, piano

with Dutch Prizewinners of the Keuris Auditions
Alessandra Sordo-Sànchez, violin
Noëmi Schermann, piano

 


Prize winners 2nd Keuris Composers Contest (2016)

21 May 2016 / Flint – AFAS zaal, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Category Ensemble (clarinet, cello and piano)
Keuris (1st) Prize: Jack Stone (United Kingdom, 1992) with Flight of Icarus
2nd Prize: Hu Xiao (China, 1957) with Native Style
3rd Prize: YoungWoo Yoo (South Korea, 1983) with Trio

Public Prize: Hu Xiao

Category Youth Symphony Orchestra
Keuris (1st) Prize: Alice Hong (United States, 1992) with Phoenix
2nd Prize: Larry Tuttle (United States, 1955) with By Steam or by Dream
3rd Prize: Danny de Graan (The Netherlands, 1973) with ZAP!

Public Prize: Alice Hong

Performers:
Amersfoorts Jeugdorkest
conductor Rolf Buijs

Keuris Ensemble
Maria Du Toit, clarinet
Joris van den Berg, cello
Henry Kelder, piano

with Dutch Prizewinners of the Keuris Auditions
Sophie Schreurs, clarinet
Jasper den Hond, cello
Aafko Boonstra, piano

 

 

Prize winners 1st Keuris Composers Contest (2014)
24 May 2014 / Veerensmederij, Amersfoort, The Netherlands

Category Ensemble (flute, bassoon and piano)
1st Prize & Public Prize: Aspasia Nasopoulou (Greece) with Nanourisma

Category Youth Symphony Orchestra
1st Prize: Frank van Gompel (The Netherlands) with Sagittarius Variations
Public Prize: Leon Firšt (Slovenia) with Romantic Souls
 
Other finalists:
Rick Debie (The Netherlands) with Andante giocoso for flute, bassoon and piano
Peter Longworth (United Kingdom) with Folktales for symphony orchestra
Martin Sadowski (Germany) with Mirrors for flute, bassoon and piano
Heleen Verleur (The Netherlands) with Mind Your Step for flute, bassoon and piano
 
Performers:
Amersfoort Jeugdorkest
conductor Rolf Buijs

Keuris Ensemble
Egbert Jan Louwerse, flute
Helma van den Brink, bassoon
Henry Kelder, piano

with Dutch Prizewinners of the Keuris Auditions
Emmie Gaasbeek, flute
Margot Roeten, flute
Thomas Dulfer, bassoon
Maika van der Hulst, piano

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