Gaudeamus Muziekweek

6 - 10 September 2017                           From classical crossover and minimal soundscapes to modern composition with (live) electronics. Gaudeamus Muziekweek presents the newest music by young music pioneers during the eponymous and highly renowned music festival in Utrecht, the Netherlands.  


06 Sep 2017

PROFOUND SOUND – Asko|Schönberg + Cappella Amsterdam ▸▸

07 Sep 2017

Composer On Stage – Shalygin ▸▸

10 Sep 2017

RUSSIAN FUTURISM – Utrecht String Quartet + Thorwald Jørgensen ▸▸

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Utrecht Muziek


Gaudeamus Muziekweek proudly presents new work by the latest generation of musical pioneers and organises a variety of activities. Apart from the festival, which is highly regarded nationally and internationally, there is the Gaudeamus Muziekweek Academy as well as concert sessions and events in collaboration with various partners. Gaudeamus Muziekweek seeks out musical trailblazers around the world to offer them a space and a stage to further their development. The festival continues to break new ground as it brings tomorrow’s music to the audiences of today.

Want To Become Our Friend?
Gaudeamus Muziekweek is synonymous with the development of budding talent, musical innovation, interaction, and an individual approach. With the moral and financial help of our Friends we support the youngest generation of musical explorers. From € 45 per year, you can become a Gaudeamus Muziekweek Friend. Simply follow the link below (the form is in Dutch).

Friends of Gaudeamus Muziekweek are entitled to the following.
•An invitation for the official opening of Gaudeamus Muziekweek
•A CD with the highlights of Gaudeamus Muziekweek, issued annually
•Special activities for Friends
•Specific discounts on concerts and other activities organised by our partners

Yes, I want to be your Friend

It is also possible to support Gaudeamus Muziekweek on an ad hoc basis,
* Via bank transfer to account number NL04 RABO 0159 5722 58
* Via PayPal; please click on the Donate button at the bottom of this page

The leitmotiv of the festival is the internationally renowned Gaudeamus Award, an incentive prize for composers under 30. This award has kickstarted the careers of renowned composers such as Michel van der Aa and Yannis Kyriakides. From € 500 per year, as an Ambassador of Gaudeamus Muziekweek you will directly support the five composers who are nominated for the Gaudeamus Award. As well as to the special perks reserved for Friends, the Ambassadors of Gaudeamus Muziekweek are entitled to the following.

•A private meet & greet with the nominees at Gaudeamus Muziekweek
•An invitation for the closing concert, including the award ceremony
•Your name in the programme and on the website (optional)

Businesses can sponsor Gaudeamus Muziekweek or adopt an individual talent at the beginning of a successful (international) career.
Please contact Henk Heuvelmans or Ingrid Beer on +31 (0) 30 820 01 11 or send an email to for more information about donations over multiple years, the Ambassadorship and/or details concerning sponsorship. We will be happy to discuss the available options with you.

Public Benefit Organisation
Gaudeamus Muziekweek is designated a Public Benefit Organisation (ANBI). Natural and legal persons making donations to a PBO may deduct their gifts from their Dutch income tax or corporate income tax. For additional information and/or to conclude up a donation agreement, please contact us free of obligation.