Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019

Composition contest


Submission period

Fri Jan 18 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Jun 15 at 9:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sun Sep 1 at 4 PM UTC
The ORDA-2019 composition contest is part of the international festival Open Recorder Days Amsterdam 2019 (October 24-27). The contest aims to stimulate composers and recorder players to work together by giving a platform to new, challenging and exciting ensemble repertoire.The finalist compositions will be presented during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition, with an estimated audience of 300 people in the hall.

The competition is open for students pursuing a professional degree in composition and to professional composers. There is no age limit.

The jury consists of three internationally acclaimed experts:
- Jorge Isaac , professor of recorder at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, member of Black Pencil and specialist in contemporary music both as a performer and as a teacher.
- Aspasia Nasopoulou , composer, experienced in composing ensemble and chamber music, including many works featuring recorder and recorder ensemble.
- Harrie Starreveld , flute professor at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Shakuhachi player, advocate and acclaimed performer of contemporary music.

The winner of the composition contest will receive a stipend of €1000,– towards their musical activities and development.

The compositions by the three finalists will be premiered on 27th of October 2019 in the morning during the finals of the ORDA-2019 recorder competition. The performers will be students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Details and online application form are available at web pages: