Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation

After her death in 1979, Alba Rosa Viëtor’s compositions remained untouched for 25 years. In 2004, her son Hendrik Vietor asked the Frost School of Music of the University of Miami, Florida, to digitize and compile the entire collection of compositions of his mother in a catalog. On 13 March 2009, the Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation was founded by Mary van Veen-Viëtor, Hermance Viëtor and Maarten van Veen. The aim of the Foundation is: “The management of the musical legacy of Alba Rosa Viëtor and to make her music known by scores, performances and recordings. To promote the performing arts, in particular improvising and composing, and anything else that is directly or indirectly related to this or supportive to it, in the broadest sense of the word. ”

In 2010, the catalog was released, and since that time her compositions have been performed more regularly. A number of her works were also recorded. Recently, the historical recordings of performances of Alba Rosa Viëtor’s work (some of which were performed by herself) were transferred from 78 rpm records to CD. The Alba Rosa Viëtor Foundation has opened a website, posted an article on Wikipedia and made sure that all compositions are publicly available via Petrucci .

In 2014, 2016 and 2018 the Alba Rosa Vietor Foundation organized the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival, with Reinild Mees as artistic leader. The purpose was to acquaint the public with relatively unknown woman composers. Another important part of the festival was the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition. New works for chamber music were performed by young professional musicians and judged  by an international juryIn 2021, the Alba Rosa Viva! Festival and the Alba Rosa Viëtor Composition Competition will be continued with an Evening Concert WERELDVROUWEN EN NIEUWE GRENSVERLEGGERS at Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ in Amsterdam.

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