Composer Exchange Program Gaudeamus – Royaumont Foundation

08/2015 Gaudeamus – NLRoyaumont foundation – FR


After the successful exchange in 2013  Gaudeamus Muziekweek and Royaumont/ Voix Nouvelles will again recommend young composers for their respective composition sessions:


Following the Composition Sessions at Royaumont Foundation (FR) in September 2014, two young composers have been selected and get the opportunity to present their work during Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht (NL) from 9th to 13th September 2015.


The two selected composers are Peter Fahey (IRE, 1982) and Mikel Urquiza (ES, 1988).

-> Mikel Urquiza has written a piece for the New European Ensemble, which will be performed on 12th September at 12.30pm in the Snapshots and Slides concert.

-> Peter Fahey will be working closely with Dario Calerdone who will perform his piece on Friday 11th September at 5pm, as part of the project Double Bass Only.




Peter Fahey (1982) is an Irish composer. He studied composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York stock exchange as at Columbia University in New York. He participated in the Aspen Music Festival and School Master Class Program (US), the Darmstäder Ferienkurse the TACTUS Young Composers’ Forum (Belgium), the Weimar-Meisterkurse Kompositions Workshop and Wellesley Composers Conference (USA U.).
His awards include the American Composers Orchestra Underwood Commission, a grant from the MacDowell Colony and Franz Liszt Stipendum of HFM Franz Liszt Weimar.


Mikel Urquiza (Spain, 1988) studied composition at Musikene (Higher School of Music of the Basque Country) with Gabriel Ramon Lazkano Erkoreka and then at the Strasbourg Conservatory with Mark Andre; since 2012 he continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory nearby Gérard Pesson. His music has been played by the Quatuor Diotima, the Euskadi Orchestra, the Academy of the National Youth Orchestra of Spain, the Talweg trio or Wilhem Latchoumia.


Photos @ Marie Nicolas, Royaumont Foundation

organized in partnership with Gaudeamus - NLRoyaumont foundation - FR