Following last year's international success our Composition Competition is back!
This year we would like to celebrate the life and career of one of the world's leading harpsichordists Zuzana Ruzickova and her invaluable role in promoting pieces by modern composers on period instruments.
Despite suffering enormous hardship she overcame all obstacles to become a leading figure. During the pandemic we've been inspired by Zuzana's spirit and strength and we're honoured to name our competition in her memory.
Find out more about Zuzana here.
1 May 2021
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 for a baroque string quartet.
30 June 2021
SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSES
From Greece to China, Australia to Canada, USA to Italy, Mexico to Finland (and many others along the way), over 60 new pieces were brought to life by composers from 26 countries around the world.
16 August 2021
Baroque violinist Simon Standage and competition founder Ada Witczyk join the judging panel to pick winning compositions.
28 Sep 2021
FILMING WINNING PIECES
Simon Helbling directs filming of the 2 winning Viktor Kalabis Prize pieces. Watch this space for the premiere!
12 Nov 2021
NEW WORKS PUBLISHED
All 3 of our 2021 winning works have now been published by early music specialists Prima la Musica. Now you can play our new music yourself HERE
10 April 2022
2 winning compositions premiered on Argentinian National Radio