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No Orlando Competition in 2018

The Foundation Chamber Music Limburg has decided that after four successful editions of the Orlando Competition - the former Charles Hennen Competition - the focus in 2018 will be on the educational guidance of young professional ensembles. A couple of promising and talented ensembles will be invited by the Orlando Festival to participate in the Orlando Master Class. The ensembles will be performing on various stages during the Orlando Festival as part of their education.

Ad ’s-Gravesande, Chairman

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Behn Quartet wins 2017 Orlando Competition

Last night Behn Quartet (musicians from Holland, the UK and New Zealand) was awarded the first prize, the Charles Hennen Prize, in the Orlando Competition 2017. This year’s edition was being held for international string quartets. During the well visited final round, held in the Limburgzaal of Parkstad Limburg Theatre Heerlen, the Behn Quartet played impressive interpretations of the most recent work of Sir Peter Maxwell-Davies (2016) and String Quartet no. 2, ‘Intimate Letters’ of Janáček.

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