ADAWITCZYK.COM –is delighted that our partnership continues with the Victor Kalabis & Zuzana Ruzickova Foundation and we’re honoured to name our competition in her memory.

Celebrating 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.

Following the 2021 international success of our Composition Competition, we are back and in its 3rd year!

Competition plan/rules/dates —Three winning compositions will be selected by the jury and announced on 1st August 2022.

This year we are looking for a chamber music composition for baroque violin, baroque flute, viola da gamba, and harpsichord of between 4-6 minutes duration (please see full competition rules).

Composers have taken inspiration from all manner of sources, be it nature, seasonal changes, or mythology. For this competition, however, we ask that you explore Telemann’s ‘Paris Quartets’ and celebrate the art of conversation between instruments. We encourage you to make a good use of the unique sonorities which period instruments offer.

Viktor Kalabis Prize – 2 successful works will be recorded in video performances by director Simon Helbling and his crew in late September 2021. This alligns with our continuing focus to present music in engaging ways outside of the traditional concert hall. To find out more about our previous collaborations watch Biber’s Rosary Sonata No.1 here.

Prima la musica Prize – all 3 winning compositions will be published by one of the UK’s foremost early music publishers Prima la musica!

ISM Prize – a year’s free ISM early career membership to a young British composer

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