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2024

We were overwhelmed with the original ideas, creativity and number of submissions for the 5th round of the Ruzickova Composition Competition this year!
Pieces came from all over the world and over 50 composers participated in 2024 edition of the competition.

Due to the incredibly high standard of this year’s competition we awarded not 5, but 6 prizes to our wonderful composers.

The Ruzickova Composition Competition 2024 judging panel is honoured to announce that the following pieces won the Viktor Kalabis Prize (and therefore will be recorded later this year and released by First Hand Records) and Prima la musica publishing prize.

 

‘One of Seven’ by Alexander Unseth
‘L’apothéose de Tati: Grande sonade, en trio pour deux violons et clavecin’ by David Jason Snow
‘No 1,2&3’ by Fabricio Maximiliano Gatta

‘Sonata for baroque violin and harpsichord’ by Raphael Amadio Fusco
‘Ostination’ by Salvatore Passantino
‘The Summer Folly’ from Vanbrugh Sonata by Andrew Wilson

 

Huge congratulations to ALL the composers who participated. In the coming days the website will be updated with more information about the winning composers and their pieces.

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Alex Unseth

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David Snow

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Fabricio Gatta

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Andrew Wilson

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Salvatore Passantino

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Raphael Fusco

1 Feb 2024

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 baroque instruments.

30 April 2024

SUBMISSION PERIOD CLOSES

Stay tuned to find out more about this year's submissions

1 June 2024

WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT

Baroque violinist Simon Standage, festival manager Nick Hardisty and competition founder Ada Witczyk join the judging panel to pick winning compositions.

July 2024

RECORDING WINNING PIECES

Recording chosen Viktor Kalabis Prize pieces.
Stay tuned for the album release!

 

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.​​

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