Gaudeamus Award 2024

For Composers Under 35 Years


Submission period

Tue Sep 12 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Oct 1 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Wed Nov 15 at 05PM UTC


For Composers born after 8 September 1988
You can now register for the Gaudeamus Award 2024. Composers/creators of any nationality or background who were born after 8 September 1988 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 categories 1/2a/2b/3/4.
2&3. Two additional pieces to show the breadth of your practice as a composer/creator, that do not have to fit in any of the categories.

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

A maximum of five composers will be nominated for the Award. The nominees will be part of the Gaudeamus Festival 2024 (4-8 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.

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