February 18th 2016
Deadline compositions and application

May 21st 2016
Final Concert

See prizes of 2014

Photo's Finale Concert 2016

2nd Keuris Composers Contest 2016
The Keuris Competition invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 2nd Keuris Composers Contest with self-made compositions for the youth. The compositions should be challenging, but at the same time accessible, nowadays and playable by young talented amateur players.
There will be two categories:
1) clarinet, cello and piano
2) youth symphony orchestra

Rules for the Keuris Composers Contest can be downloaded here. Also details about the instrumentation.

Three nominated pieces in each category will be premiered during the Final Concert by AJO (Amersfoort Youth Orchestra) and  Keuris Ensemble on May 21st 2016 in Amersfoort, The Netherlands.
Compositions should be received no later than February 18th 2016 on
All compositions will be judged anonymously by the jury. Some of the jury members studied composition with Tristan Keuris.
There are different parts within the Keuris Composers Contest, all focussed around the performance of the six to be selected compositions during the Final Concert. The parts are:

  • the composition contest (deadline February 18th 2016)
  • auditions for Dutch amateur musicians (March 19th 2016)
  • Final Concert (May 21th 2016)