Funding request from the Rotterdam Philharmonic to commission Dutch composer Carlijn Metselaar a 10 minute orchestral work

We are pleased to announce the boards decision to fund the commission of a new 10 minute orchestral work by the young Dutch composer Carlijn Metselaar to be performed by the Rotterdam Philharmonic in De Doelen and in the Concertgebouw Brugge in May 2025. Carlijn Metselaar (1989) is a Dutch composer living in Edinburgh. She wrote The Muscle That Raises The Wing for Concertgebouworkest Young, performed in the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and Konzerthaus Berlin in August ’23. Her orchestral fanfare Vorfreude was composed to celebrate the inaugural concert of Andrés Orozco-Estrada as the new music director of the Wiener Symphoniker. She has written for BBC Composition Wales, Uproar: Wales New Music Ensemble, Ty Cerdd’s CoDI Scheme with Berkeley Ensemble, LPO Junior Artists, and the LPO Young Composers Scheme mentored by James MacMillan. She participated in the RSNO Composers Hub:2019, with the piece Into The Living Mountain selected for performance in February ’22.


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