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.


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



"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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