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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.

Competition Winners

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Susie Vaughan
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England

Susie won the Viktor Kalabis Prize & Prima la musica! Prize

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Isidro Albarreal Delgado
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Spain

Isidro won the Viktor Kalabis Prize & Prima la musica! Prize

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Erik Valdemar Sköld
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Sweden

Erik won the Prima la musica! Prize

Thanks for submitting!

1 March 2022

APPLICATIONS OPEN

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

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

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!

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NEW WORKS PUBLISHED

All 3 of our 2021 winning works will be published by early music specialists Prima la Musica. Find it HERE

Competitions don't just grow on trees

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Recording space, musicians, film crews and equipment are all expensive and we are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped support our work last year.
With your help we can create something really special ONCE AGAIN!

Generously supported by:

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Partners:

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* 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.​​