Gaudeamus Award 2022


Submission period

Thu Sep 16 at 5:03 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Oct 1 at 9:59 PM UTC

Results date

Tue Nov 30 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

registration fee € 35


For composers born after 11 September 1985

You can now register for the Gaudeamus Award 2022. Because the Award was not held in 2021, composers younger than 36 can register. Composers of any nationality or background who were born after 11 September 1985 may enter their works. Works may already have been performed but must be composed no more than 4 years ago.

We ask you to submit 3 pieces:

1. Your main entry must fit in one of the 4 categories (see link)
2&3. Two additional pieces to show the breadth of your practice as a composer, that do not have to fit in any of the categories.

Additionally, we provide the option to submit a 4th piece for orchestra if you want to showcase your orchestral work. This piece will not be performed during the Gaudeamus Festival but might be selected to be performed by the Residentie Orkest The Hague during a concert in Amare in The Hague on a later date after the festival.

Four composers will be nominated for the Award. The nominees will be part of the Gaudeamus Festival 2022 (7-11 September). On the final night of the festival the winner of the Award will be chosen by an independent jury. The price consists of a commission worth €5,000 for a new composition to be premiered at a future edition of the Gaudeamus Festival. The nominees’ main entries for the competition as well as additional submitted pieces will be performed during the festival. They will also be commissioned to develop a new piece especially for the festival.

Details are available at web pages: