Participant rules
Kamermuziek Concours Jong Gelre 2022

1 a. The following may enter the competition: any duo, trio or other ensemble, the size does not matter, but always without a conductor, where in the case of a duo there may not be a soloist and an accompanist. And for the avoidance of doubt, the soloist is excluded.

1 b. Each ensemble can be formed by musicians (participants), both those who might consider going to a conservatoire, or are already studying at a conservatoire, or know they will never go to a conservatoire, but can play very beautifully on their instrument….

1 c. The age of each participant shall not exceed 19 years on the date of the final of the competition.
– If at least one musician (participant) of an ensemble is older than the indicated age, the average of the ages of the players of that ensemble will be taken: that average may not exceed 19.9.

2. Each participant must demonstrate at the start of the preliminary round by means of a (copy) proof of identity (with deletion of BSN number) that he/she is of the correct age at the time of participation. If a participant cannot show identification, the participant and the ensemble to which the participant belongs will be excluded from participation.

3 a. When applying, each ensemble submits a video on which all or part of the repertoire to be played can be seen and heard, played by the ensemble. The jury will select 6 ensembles from all applications on the basis of the videos. These 6 ensembles will play for the jury in the final. An audience will be present during the final.

3 b. A performance in the finals may last a maximum of 15 minutes. Shorter is allowed, longer is not. If the performance proves to be too long, the jury may shorten an ensemble’s performance.

4 a. Registration starts on 1 February 2023 and closes on 23 June 2023. An entry is complete only on submission of:
(i) a fully completed entry form;
(ii) a video (e.g. a YouTube link or via WeTransfer) on which all or part of the repertoire to be played can be seen and heard;
(iii) the payment of the registration fee.

4 b. The video may be sent after the entry, but no later than 1 June 2023.

4 c. The maximum number of entries is set at 20 ensembles. In case there are more entries than available participation places, the quality of the entry will be considered first. In case of equal quality, the order of receipt of a complete entry will prevail.

5. Participating ensembles are intended to play classical music. An ensemble may decide which piece(s) it will play. If in doubt as to whether the chosen repertoire is classical or not, please contact the organisation at Please note: any changes to the programme after registration are only possible in consultation with the organisation.

6. The entry fee is €35 for a duo; €45 for a trio; €55 for a quartet; €65 for a quintet to any larger ensemble. The entry fee will not be refunded, even if the ensemble cancels its performance or the competition cannot go ahead for other reasons.

7. No later than 24 June 2023, an ensemble – which has met all registration requirements – will be notified whether the ensemble has been admitted to the competition. No later than 2 July 2023, the ensemble will receive the competition programme stating when the ensemble will perform. This schedule cannot be changed.

8. The competition consists of a preliminary selection and a final. Based on the videos submitted, the jury will decide which six ensembles will be admitted to the finals. The final for the jury and audience will take place on Sunday 9 July 2023 in the Auditorium of Akoesticum in Ede.

9. After the finals, the ensembles will receive personal feedback from the jury members. At this feedback, only the musicians of the ensembles concerned and possibly a board member will be present.

10. A maximum of one grand piano will be present during the competition. All other necessary instruments must be brought along by the ensemble.

11. If an ensemble has music in its repertoire for which the copyright has not yet expired, playing copies is punishable by law if the original, printed music cannot be shown. It is not necessary to send in or hand over sheet music of the works to be played to the jury.

12. Upon registration, the participants of the ensemble give permission to Kamermuziek Concours Gelre to use their (personal) data for the organisation of competitions, audience recruitment and participation, and permission for the use of visual and sound material in the marketing communications of Kamermuziek Concours Gelre. A participant may object to the use in marketing communications when registering.

13. Deviations from the regulations are only possible after written permission from the organisation.

14. The prizes to be won are the Jong Gelre Prize and an Audience Award. These may consist of a concert to be given or a master class. If a master class is involved, this must have taken place by 31 December 2024 at the latest. Exceeding this date is only possible after consultation with the board of the Stichting Kamermuziek Concours Gelre. In order to achieve the smoothest possible procedure, there will be a calibration moment on 1 November 2024.