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'Children's War Diaries' Nomination for the 'Matthijs Vermeulenprijs'

Updated: Apr 27

This prize is made available every two years by the Performing Arts Fund NL to a Dutch composer who, in the opinion of a jury, has composed a special work in the field of contemporary music.

A total of 94 works by 75 composers were nominated: https://fondspodiumkunsten.nl/nl/actueel/nieuws/95_inzendingen_voor_de_matthijs_vermeulenprijs_2021/


The winner will be announced in July/August.


About the Matthijs Vermeulen Prize

The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize is the most important Dutch composition prize. It is named after the symphonic composer Matthijs Vermeulen, who died in 1967. The prize is awarded every two years by the Performing Arts Fund NL to a Dutch composer. A jury judges the composer's exceptional work in the field of contemporary music. The prize consists of a cash prize of 20,000 euros and a sculpture made by Jeroen Henneman.


The Matthijs Vermeulen Prize previously went to: Aart Strootman for his work Shambling Emerge - after after party, Kate Moore for her work The Dam (2017), Peter Adriaansz for his work Scala II (2015), Jan van de Putte for his work Kagami. Jishi (2013), Richard Rijnvos for his work Die Kammersängerin (2011) and Boudewijn Tarenskeen for his Mattheus Passion (2009).

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