Prix Annelie de Man

Competition for Harpsichordists and Composers


Submission period

Thu Oct 3, 2019 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Nov 15, 2019 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri Jan 31 at 11 AM UTC
01-05 April 2020
Orgelpark Amsterdam

Rules for composers

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. 1.500
Black Pencil prize: EUR. 1.000
Additional prizes will be considered.

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:
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
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).

Rules for harpsichordist

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

1st prize Harpsichord Competition: EUR. 1.500
Additional prizes will be considered.

Details of both competitions are available at web pages: