Matthijs Vermeulen Award

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Matthijs Vermeulen Award
Awarded for"Dutch composer who has composed an important piece in the field of contemporary music."
Sponsored by
  • Amsterdam Arts Fund (1972–2004)
  • Performing Arts Fund (Since 2009)
Presented byPerforming Arts Fund
First awarded1972

The Matthijs Vermeulen Award is the most important Dutch composition prize. It was named after the Dutch composer Matthijs Vermeulen (1888–1967).[1]

During the years 1972 through 2004, the prize was awarded annually by the Amsterdam Foundation for the Arts. The award was discontinued from 2005, when the Amsterdam Foundation merged it with the Amsterdam Award for the Arts (Amsterdamprijs voor de Kunst).

In March 2009, the Nederlands Foundation for Stage Arts announced it will renew the prize. The prize money is €20,000.[2]

List of award winners[edit]


  1. ^ "The Matthijs Vermeulen Award". Performing Arts Fund. Retrieved 16 September 2014.
  2. ^ a b Musa, Helen (30 June 2017). "Dutch music prize goes to the first woman ever". Canberra CityNews. Canberra. Retrieved 13 October 2017.