amw composition contest

The Amsterdam Marimba Weekend and Orgelpark-Amsterdam have the pleasure to announce the Second edition of the AMW Composition AWARD, encouraging composers of all nationalities and ages to submit new duo works with the instrumentation: organ – marimba or organ – vibraphone.

This way we would like to extend the repertoire for these unique combinations and give the opportunity for both instrumentalists and audience to explore a whole new field of sound and music forms as well as reach out to different audience.

The Application for the Composition Contest is closed

The international jury of prominent composers, performers and programmers will select the final three compositions that will be presented in the Award concert on the 17th of March 2024 at the Orgelpark at 14.15h.

After that the winner and the audience prize will be revealed.


Johan Luijmes – NL, programer and artistic director Orgelpark, Amsterdam
Trevor Grahl – Canada / NL, main subject teacher composition Royal Conservatory – The Hague, Artistic Assistant at Orgelpark – Amsterdam
Aspasia Nasopoulou – Greece / NL, composer, artistic director Orkest De Ereprijs, curator concert series Nieuwe Noten Amsterdam
Jan Hage – NL, performer, Organist Domkerk – Utrecht
Tatiana Koleva – Bulgaria / NL, marimba/percussion performer, artistic director AMW and YPP, Educator


Open to composers of any age and nationality and any genre or style.

Exclusively for the duo combination of organ – marimba, or organ – vibraphone.
Note: If desired, a combination of both mallet instruments is possible, or additional percussion instruments, objects, sounds track / electronics, and so on, could be used as long as it does not exceed the duo format of the composition.


  • the wining piece(s) will be performed on the 17th of March 2024 at the Orgelpark, Amsterdam
  • professional live audio recording
  • the winning composition will be made available for performers world-wide, and the festival will provide the needed publicity.
  • € 3500 for new commission (with optional different instrumentation) for the next festival Edition in 2026

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The Application for the Composition Contest is closed.