For the 5th time, the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition is part of the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival, named after the Italian composer, violinist and pianist Alba Rosa Viëtor. Previous prize winners such as Mathilde Wantenaar started their international careers by winning our competition.
The Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition 2023/24 invites young composers to submit an original work of maximum 9 minutes for sopranino/soprano/alto/tenor or bass recorder, double bass and piano. Composers aged 35 and under, living anywhere in the world, are invited to apply. Registration has now closed and the four finalists have been announced!
The chairman of the jury is the Dutch composer Willem Jeths. He is assisted by the English composer Judith Weir, the Russian composer Elena Firsova, the Dutch composer Mathilde Wantenaar and artistic director Reinild Mees.
Four works will be selected by the jury to premiere on February 16, 2024 during the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival in Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Amsterdam (Netherlands). The selected pieces are performed by three brilliant musicians: Erik Bosgraaf (recorder), Ralph van Raat (piano) and Sasha Witteveen (double bass).