The International Chamber Music competition Almere is open to classical instrumental ensembles of up to 10 musicians (music school students and/or young professionals). The age of the individual participant in the year of participation cannot be over 35. Ensembles that participate are required to propose three different programs that are representative of the repertoire of the ensemble. The first selection will be made on basis of the recordings that have been received. More information for 2015 will follow.

Prizes include

-       Chamber Music Prize Almere: 7,500 euro
-       Audience prize: 3,500 euro
-       Concerts on different stages in the Netherlands



Together with this application form, the ensemble must submit a biography of the ensemble and musicians, and three different programs.

For the 1st round a program of 15 -20 minutes

For the semi finals a program of 15-20 minutes

For the final round a program of 20-25 minutes.  For the final round, compositions played in earlier rounds can be programmed.

The programs must be representative of the ensembles repertoire. The programs may include individual movements. We emphasise that you note the timing of each movement accurately.

For a complete application, please send digital the following documents:

This application form;

Biography of the ensemble and musicians;

A short biography of the ensemble (maximum 100 words);

Three different programs;

A scan of the identity card of EACH individual participant;

Two recent photographs of the ensemble (minimum 1 MB);

Sound recording: the repertoire in the sound recording may be different from the repertoire to be performed in the competition.

No YouTube films but sound recordings by

to: Stichting Kamermuziekfestival Almere: Large files can be send by

Please transfer the non- refundable application fee of € 35 to:

Kamermuziekfestival Almere

Postbus 1377

1300 BJ Almere

Bank: Van Lanschot, Almere

IBAN    NL63FVLB0227208773


Payments must be made in €.

Only complete applications will be accepted.

Applications will only be accepted when all documents are received at the Festival Office.