Carlijn Metselaar is a composer of contemporary classical music. Her work includes opera, music theatre and ballet as well as music for choirs and chamber ensembles.
She will take part in the LPO Young Composers Scheme 2018-19, mentored by James MacMillan. She is also selected for Ty Cerdd's new CoDI CHAMBER scheme to compose for the Berkeley Ensemble. Her new piece 'Night Parade of Monsters' is commissioned by UPROAR: New Music Ensemble, led by Michael Rafferty.
Carlijn is currently writing a new piece for WNO Youth Opera as composer in residence.
Carlijn won a Young Talent Award from the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds as well as a scholarship for a PhD in Composition at Cardiff University from October 2018.