New Geneco Fair Practice Award

Opera Zuid has won the Nieuw Geneco Fair Practice Award 2022! Last Saturday, our intendant Waut Koeken received the prize from Nieuw Geneco director Esther Gottschalk.

The award focuses, among other things, on fair remuneration for assignments, clear agreements, free space for composers, sustainable development of the public, repertoire and performance opportunities and a special impact on Dutch musical life. Opera Zuid received the award for composition assignments to composers Jan-Peter de Graaff and Lucas Wiegerink. Thanks again to these gentlemen for the nomination!

Of course we are very proud to receive this award. If possible, we are even more proud of the beautiful words of Jan-Peter de Graaff: “The appreciation and recognition of the entire process, the development in good faith and the manner of consultation is guaranteed at Opera Zuid in such a warm and cordial manner, that for me that is the most important reason why I nominated the company and why I can now also say that it is a very deserved winner!”