01-05 December

The next edition of the Prix Annelie de Man, featuring concerts, composers competition, harpsichordists competition and Black Pencil Prize, will take place between 01 and 05 December 2021, Orgelpark Amsterdam. 
Watch this space for more news and updates on the next edition!




Application deadline:

TBA 2021
There is no age limit and no entrance fee. The competition is for composers from all nationalities. In the composition the harpsichord should have the principal role. The duration should not exceed 10 minutes. 

1st prize composers competition: EUR. 2.000

2nd prize composers competition: EUR. 1.00
Black Pencil prize: EUR. 1.000 

Harpsichord in chamber music settings is the preferred instrumentation. However, solo harpsichord pieces will be also considered. 
We encourage the combination of harpsichord with the instruments available in the Orgelpark,

please see: www.orgelpark.nl.
We encourage composers to use the instruments of the Black Pencil ensemble for their harpsichord compositions: recorder (blockflute), panflute, viola, accordion and percussion.

Please see www.instrumentalways.com.
The harpsichord may be combined with other instruments, electronics, video and/or theatrical elements. The Annelie de Man Foundation will guarantee a live performance with an ensemble not exceeding more than 6 musicians (harpsichordist included).

Black Pencil – Ensemble in Residence
Black Pencil will be ensemble in residence in the 2021 edition of the Prix. It means that you can count on the expertise of the virtuoso members of Black Pencil for writing new compositions, making use of the instrumentation of the ensemble.
Jorge Isaac – Recorder (blockflute), Artistic Director
Matthijs Koene – Panflute
Esra Pehlivanli – Viola
Marko Kassl – Accordion
Enric Monfort – Percussion
Please check www.BlackPencil.org

The Black Pencil Prize will be awarded to a new composition written for the instrumentation of the Black Pencil ensemble (recorder, panflute, viola, accordion, percussion), either with or without harpsichord.

Candidates should supply:
- A biography (in English) and recent photo of the composer 
- The score of the piece, together with the necessary performance instructions
- If possible a recording (aiff, wav or mp3 format), or a video file from a live performance. Midi is also accepted 
- Use your real name (pseudonym is not needed)
- A composer can submit more than one composition

Please send your entry to: competition@admf.nl.

Your entry must be both in:
- Pdf
- Mp3

Guus Janssen   (www.guusjanssen.com) 
Roderik de Man  (www.roderikdeman.com

Ere Lievonen  (www.erelievonen.eu

All selected compositions will be performed during the festival. The jury will choose the winning work(s) after listening to the live performances. We reserve the right to make necessary planning and programme order during the concerts.

Please understand that the PRIX receives many applications. Send the information about the compositions as clearly as possible. 

Previous editions of Prix Annelie de Man

For information about the previous editions, please visit: 



Application deadline:

TBA 2021
The competition for harpsichordists has three rounds, and the winner will perform at the finalist concert in Orgelpark in Amsterdam.

A representative audio recording will be sufficient. The deadline to submit the audio recording is the same as the application deadline.

Repertoire preliminary rounds
Three solo works chosen by the candidate, composed after 1960.
From the preliminary rounds a maximum of 12 candidates will be selected for the second and final rounds.

- The second and final rounds will take place during the Prix Annelie de Man Competition and Festival at the Orgelpark in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 
- The candidates are requested to compile a programme with a minimum duration of 30 minutes to a maximum of 40 minutes. The jury will choose 15 to 20 minutes of music from his/her programme to be performed in the second round. 
- The winning candidate will play at least one of the compositions of his/hers programme at the concert during the finalist concert in Orgelpark in Amsterdam.
- All programmes should be sent no later than 4 weeks before the start of the Prix.
- All second and third round finalists are expected to attend all masterclasses and workshops of the Prix.

Repertoire second and final rounds
Requirements of the repertoire:
- all works should be composed after 1960
- at least one composition written in or after 2005
- at least one composition by a Dutch composer

There is a compulsory composition, Exigeant (2019) by 

Hawar Tawfiq. The length of this composition (6 min) should be included in the total length of the programme.

Exigeant is published by Deuss Music. However, for the participants of the harpsichord competition purchasing the score will not be required, but the Prix Annelie de Man will provide the candidates with the score upon acceptance on to the second round.

Watch the video Hawar Tawfiq about Exigeant on YouTube.

The works played in the preliminary rounds can be presented again in the Second or Third round. The use of electronic/theatrical elements is allowed. Please note that you are responsible for providing all the technical information and files (audio, video, patches, etc) for the realisation of your performance no later than four weeks before the start of the Prix. The winner is obliged to perform one or more works of his/her programme at the final concert during the Prix Annelie de Man 2020.


1st prize Harpsichord Competition: EUR. 1.500

Additional prizes will be considered.


Jane Chapman

Silvia Márquez Chullila 

Kristian Nyquist

Applications will be accepted at this address:
Annelie de Man Foundation
Eerste Tuindwarsstraat 3
1015RT Amsterdam – the Netherlands

or by email: competition@admf.nl

Audio or video files, CD's, DVD’s have to be received before the application deadline at the address of the Annelie de Man Foundation. For sending large files please use the free service www.wetransfer.com

The harpsichordists competition is open for players born on or after April 1st, 1985. There are no application fees and no nationality restrictions. Sent materials will not be returned to sender.
The candidates should supply the following information:
- Personal data (complete name, address, email, telephone number(s), place and date of birth, website or online links).
- Copy of valid passport.
- List of the works to be performed during the preliminary rounds, mentioning clearly: composer name, composition title, year of composition, instrumentation, exact length.


Prix Annelie de Man 2021


Jorge Isaac

Artistic Director


Jasper Berben


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Caecilia van Stigt



Roderik de Man

Artistic Director


Francesca Clements



Juho Myllylä

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