Ricciotti’s Orchestration Competition 201814 Apr ’18

For the fifth time, the Ricciotti ensemble is having an open orchestration competition. A unique competition in The Netherlands.

Participants will arrange Jeroen Tels music, originally composed for the Commodore64 and Nintendo gamecomputers, for the entire Ricciotti ensemble.
The three top arrangements will be played several times in Ricciotti’s Gaming Tour (spring 2018). All winners will receive a great prize. The 1st prize is €1500, the 2nd prize is €1000 and the 3rd prize is €750.
The finale will be held on Saturday the 14th of April 2018, at 19.30h in Amsterdam. All winners will receive a great prize.

Registration is possible for all participants living in the Netherlands. De deadline for the application is February 15th, 2018.
Your arrangement will have a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 minutes. The instrumentation of the Ricciotti ensemble is as follows:

• 2 flutes (optional 1 piccolo)
• 2 oeboes
• 2 clarinets (in B flat)
• 2 bassoons
• 2 horns in F
• 2 trumpets in B flat
• 1 trombone
• 1 percussion (drum set/glockenspiel/2 rototoms/small percussion)
• 8 1st violins
• 6 2nd violins
• 4 viola’s
• 4 celli
• 3 double bass (optional 1 jazzbass/bass guitar)

Compositions and applications
The compositions of Jeroen Tel that you can choose from you can find: here.

The application form can be found at the bottom of this page
For more information, send your email to

Meet Jeroen Tel
C64 music : Rubicon (intro) by Jeroen Tel
C64 music : Tomcat by Jeroen Tel
  1. DateEvent
  2. 14 AprRicciotti’s Orchestration Competition 2018
  3. TimePlace, locationNote
  4. 19:30 → 21:30Ricciotti ensemble,
    → Amstelkerk