Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2021
Innovation and progress come from the bottom up. That is why Gaudeamus presents, stimulates and supports the latest music by young music pioneers. We do this through our annual festival, composition assignments, the Gaudeamus Award, concert series and residencies. For 75 years, Gaudeamus has introduced curious music lovers to the (composed) music of tomorrow: unheard of combinations of genres, fresh perspectives on concert practices and radical new inventions in the field of sound and stage art, without borders or limitations.
The annual Gaudeamus Muziekweek is the oldest music festival in the Netherlands and takes place in Utrecht since 2011. It is the international meeting place for young composers and music pioneers from all over the world. An important part of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek is the Gaudeamus award, an incentive prize for composers up to the age of 35.
Throughout the entire year Gaudeamus Muziekweek is active as a platform for new stimuli and developments in the Dutch and international music world, as an active partner in international networks such as the European Ulysses Network.