For the 5th time, the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition will be part of the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival, named after the Italian composer, violinist and pianist Alba Rosa Viëtor. Previous prize winners like Mathilde Wantenaar have started their international career based on winning our competiton.
The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2023/24 invites young composers to submit an original work, not exceeding 9 minutes, for sopranino/soprano/alto/tenor or bass recorder, double bass and piano. Composers 35 years of age and under, residing anywhere in the world, are invited to apply.
Chairman of the Jury is Dutch composer Willem Jeths. He will be assisted by English composer Judith Weir, Russian composer Elena Firsova, Dutch composer Mathilde Wantenaar and artistic leader Reinild Mees.
Four works will be selected by the jury to be premiered on February 16, 2024 during the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival at Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (The Netherlands). The selected pieces will be performed by three brilliant musicians: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Ralph van Raat (piano) and Sasha Witteveen (double bass).
Chairman of the Jury Willem Jeths and the winner of the Alba Rosa Viëtor Prize 2022 Primo Ish-Hurwitz
Photo: Foppe Schut