Composition Competition 2020
In summer 2020, while the global Covid-19 pandemic was in full swing, we launched an innovative Composition Competition. Not content to simply sit in lockdown turning our brains to mush with the next Netflix boxed set, violinist Ada Witczyk challenged composers to write short pieces for baroque violin & harpsichord.
1 Jul 2020
No fee, no age limit and open to all nationalities, we threw out the rule book and gave composers just 2 months to compose their new piece in any style they pleased.
1 Sep 2020
SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSES
From Peru to Thailand, Israel to Canada, USA to Sweden, Mexico to Austria (and many others along the way), over 30 new pieces were brought to life by composers from 14 countries around the world.
15 Feb 2021
3 winning compositions premiered on Argentinian National Radio
The Spectre by Erik Valdemar Sköld for baroque violin and harpsichord
Yellow by Samuel Howley for baroque violin and harpsichord
Ostinato in 7 by Oscar Tysoe for baroque violin and harpsichord
Oscar Tysoe (England)
Samuel Howley (Wales)
Erik Valdemar Sköld (Sweden)
Massimo De Lillo (Italy)
Competitions don't just grow on trees
Recording space, harpsichords, recital venues, film crews and equipment are all expensive and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped us raise over £2,800 in support of our work.
There's still a long way to go, but with your help we can create something really special.