Composers' Festival

The composition department of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam proudly presents a new edition of the Composers' Festival. The Composers' Festival Amsterdam is a platform for the graduating composition students of the CvA to present their best works, most of them being world premieres. The amazing diversity of the concerts offers a great palette of chamber music in various genres: chamber, electronic and organ music, interdisciplinary performances and a campfire piece. Join us!

Composers' Festival 2023

The 2023 edition of the Composers' Festival takes place on 11, 12 and 13 May 2023. 





11 May

20:15h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Score Collective
Ensemble Music: Tom Koudijs, Julian Tjon Sack Kie, Philip Przybyło, Henryk Golden and Wim Henderickx

22:00h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Kavid Do - Psalm Songs
Revisitation of the superstitious and the rational in Korean Evangelism

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Bernard Haitinkzaal, CvA Blue Stage, Theaterzaal, Ensemblezaal
Conservatorium van Amsterdam
Oosterdokskade 151
1011 DL Amsterdam

Gerard Brandtstraat 26
1054 JK Amsterdam

12 May

17:00h Bernard Haitinkzaal 
Floris Heijdra- The End of the Beginning
Emotional view of the universe through Floris’ chamber music

18:00h CvA Blue Stage
Rev. Wookie Milson Quartet Plays Gung Ho Jolly
Obscure samples from the best of the worst pop music of the sixties and seventies, interspersed with Rev. Wookie Milson’s own genius melodic, rhythmic and harmonic senses, performed by his quartet.

20:15h Orgelpark 
New Music for Organ
by Henrijs Poikans, George Demetriou, Elizabete Beate Rudzinska. Vocal-instrumental composition by Catharina Clement. An invisible film by Anne Teikari

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Scan the QR code for the programme booklet with bios and programme notes.


13 May

13:30h Bernard Haitinkzaal
If You've Seen It All, Close Your Eyes
A kaleidoscopic afternoon with ensemble compositions by Ramin Amin Tafreshi and Primo Ish-Hurwitz, set in scenography by Thomas Maas

16:30h CvA Blue Stage
Luís Tinoco - Tempus Fugit (lezing/masterclass)
Journey through Luís Tinoco compositional approach in his own words. Masterclass with Maat Saxophone Quartet on Tinoco’s Short Cuts.

20:00h Theaterzaal
Koen Oosterhuis - In a Space
Multi-dimensional experience of the present in presence.

21:00h Bernard Haitinkzaal
Henryk Golden - An Evening of Inputs
A song cycle for singing snare drum with fortepiano and guests.

22:00h Ensemblezaal
Rev. Wookie Milson's Club Tropicana
Vinyl-only DJ set cherry-picked by Rev. Wookie Milson (Tom Koudijs).

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