The Keuris Competition invites composers of all ages and nationalities to participate in the 3rd Keuris Composers Contest with self-made compositions for the youth. The compositions should be challenging, but at the same time accessible and playable by young talented players.

The Keuris Composers Contest takes place on a bi-yearly basis, in combination with the chambermusic oriented Tristan Keuris Kamermuziek Concours (Dutch). For the Keuris Composers Contest, composers from all over the world are invited to write compositions for symphony orchestra and ensemble.
Both the composition contest and the chamber music focus on the interaction of young amateur players and professional musicians.

Tristan Keuris is one of the most recognized Dutch composers after 1950. The Keuris Composers Contest, based on the Keuris’ background and drive, takes place in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, where Tristan Keuris was born.
There will be two categories:
1) ensemble consisting of violin, cello and piano
2) youth symphony orchestra

Three nominated pieces in each category will be premiered during the Final Concert by AJO (Amersfoort Youth Orchestra) and Keuris Ensemble on May 12th 2018 in Flint, Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

All compositions will be judged anonymously by the jury. The final jury will be announced end of 2017 on the Keuris Concours website.


– 1st Jury (Keuris) Prize per Category of € 1250

– 2nd Jury Prize per Category of € 750,

– 3rd Jury Prize per Category of € 500,

– Public’s Prize per Category


Full information and rules of the competition are available on the Keuris Concours website.

Compositions should be received no later than February 1st 2018.