The International Composition Competition Harelbeke is a competition for composers from all over the world. The competition stimulates them to apply the achievements of contemporary music in the repertoire for concert band. Unique is the fact that these works are also performed and recorded live by the wind orchestra Koninklijk Harmonieorkest Vooruit Harelbeke.
Contemporary music, more specifically in the sector of music for wind and percussion instruments, deserves permanent backing. As town council, our aim is to motivate composers and performers and to provide a window onto the world. Building a musical bridge between international communities is essential for the future of mankind. This competition contributes to this goal.