Tera de Marez Oyens Foundation

Our Mission

Our mission is to encourage the performance and understanding of Tera de Marez Oyens’ music and to support the artistic development of contemporary composers and musicians.

Tera de Marez Oyens award

Biennially an award is given to persons or institutions engaged in promoting, performing or composing contemporary music or compositions of Tera de Marez Oyens.

Who was Tera de Marez Oyens?

Tera de Marez Oyens - Wansink (1932-1996) was a Dutch composer, pianist, conductor and professor of composition

Find compositions and audio recordings in our catalogue

A database with compositions by Tera de Marez Oyens is available through the catalogue in this web site.


Tera de Marez Oyens Award 2020 postponed

Due to the Corona crisis, the Tera de Marez Oyens Award procedure will take place in 2021. More information about the nomination procedure will be published on our website in Januari 2021. The award will be open to graduating composition students (BA and MA level) of Dutch Conservatoires of the classes of 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21. 

Remy Alexander receives Tera de Marez Oyens Award 2018 for composition Drifting

The award ceremony took place after the lunch time concert of the Gaudeamus Muziekweek 2018, in Utrecht, The Netherlands, on Friday September 7th. 

Drifting, for soprano and soprano saxophone is a piece that reflects on memory and losing one's memory. Press release

Listen to the concert on the Concertzender


"Expressing my adventures and feelings in music and print came naturally to me. [...] To me, playing the piano and violin, and writing music notes, has always been my real life."

Read more in Tera's biography.


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