Information for artists
We receive artists' programme proposals on a daily basis. Some of these fit neatly into the artistic plan for the Organisation, others don't meet our expectations. This page is to help you prepare your proposal and present it in the most effective way.
Presenting your programme
If you have never before performed in the Festival Oude Muziek or during the concert season, please send us a message to art [at] oudemuziek.nl first, and if we ask you to, a demo (cd or dvd only), a biography and one or more programme proposals. Our address is:
Organisatie Oude Muziek
3501 DG Utrecht
It is impossible to reply to every proposal in detail. Please direct queries about programming to art [at] oudemuziek.nl.
Performing in the Fringe
Applications for the Utrecht (and Bruges) fringe 2013 are closed.
Usually, the Early Music Season is put together over 18 months before publication of the season brochure (May). This means we can only accept proposals received before the summer of the previous year.
The Early Music Festival is getting shape 2 years in advance. It is wise to present your plans well ahead (with exceptions for the fringe programme).
Concerts in the Festival Oude Muziek are selected along the lines of one or more themes. Plans are always liable to chance.
2013: Europe (Treaty of Utrecht) (23 Aug - 1 Sep)
Lassus, Froberger, Muffat a.o.
2014: Habsburg (29 Aug - 7 Sep)
De Monte, Gallus, Michna, Zelenka, Caldara, Biber a.o.
2015: Império Português (28 Aug - 6 Sep)
Lobo, De Cristo, Magalhães, Scarlatti a.o.
2016: La Serenissima (26 Aug - 4 Sep)
Vivaldi, Willaert, Gabrieli a.o.
Currently, the concert season is not thematic.
You are discouraged to present:
- 19th century repertoire performed on modern instruments
- concerts in period costumes
- concerts that have already been performed in the Netherlands
- concerts by amateur groups