Composition Competition

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, we 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


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.

1 Oct 2020


Baroque violin legend Simon Standage and harpsichordist Satoko Doi-Luck

join the judging panel to pick 3 winning compositions.

Competition Winners

Samuel Howley

Country: Wales (UK)

Oscar Tysoe


Country: England (UK)

Honorable Mention

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 £2,000 in support of our work.
There's still a long way to go, but with your help we can create something really special.


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