Following last year's international success our Composition Competition is back in its 3rd year!
Inspired by the example of Zuzana Ruzickova, one of the leading harpsichordists of the 20th century, we continue to champion new music for period instruments.
We're honoured to name our competition in her memory and would like to encourage you to read more about Zuzana here.
1 March 2022
No fee, no age limit and open to all nationalities, we threw out the rule book and gave composers just 3 months to compose their new piece in any style they pleased for a baroque ensemble.
31 May 2022
SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSES
From Turkmenistan to South Africa, Spain to UK, USA to Italy, Costa Rica to Sweden (and many others along the way), 16 new pieces were brought to life by composers from around the world!
11 July 2022
Baroque violinist Simon Standage, Ashley Solomon from Florilegium and competition founder Ada Witczyk join the judging panel to pick winning compositions.
11&12 Oct 2022
FILMING WINNING PIECES
Simon Helbling directs filming of the 2 winning Viktor Kalabis Prize pieces. Watch this space for the premiere!
date tbc 2022
NEW WORKS PUBLISHED
All 3 of our 2021 winning works will be published by early music specialists Prima la Musica. Find it HERE
* Copyright in the work(s) will remain with the composer(s) but Ada Witczyk will have a perpetual licence to use the work(s) herself for any purpose.