Arrangeerwedstrijd 2019 2 Nov ’19

For the sixth time, the Ricciotti ensemble is having an open orchestration competition. A unique competition in The Netherlands.
Participants will arrange the music of a originally Dutch children's song, for Ricciotti's Devil Tour. This tour focuses on how our world is permeated with evil at all times, as a counterpart to good. Arrange the song in a way that it loses its innocence, for the full line-up of the Ricciotti ensemble.

The three top arrangements will be played several times in Ricciotti’s Duivelstour (autumn 2019). 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 November 2nd 2019, in Amsterdam.

Registration is possible for all participants living in the Netherlands. De deadline for the application is October 1st, 2019.

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 oboes
• 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 violas
• 4 celli
• 3 double bass (optional 1 jazzbass/bass guitar)

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

  1. DateEvent
  2. 2 NovArrangeerwedstrijd 2019
  3. TimePlace, locationNote
  4. 20:00 → 22:00Amstelkerk,
    → Amsterdam
    Open to the public
All performances are free and accessible without a reservation, unless stated otherwise.
Open to the public

Free and for everyone