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WINNERS of the Ada Witczyk Composition Competition

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  • Posted by Abigail Fenner

Last year Ada (a previous beneficiary of the Trust) launched an international composition competition inviting applicants to produce a composition, inspired by colour, written for baroque violin and harpsicord. Ada was thrilled with the response: “We were excited to get so many entries; from Peru to Sweden and Thailand to Canada.  With over 30 entries,  3 winners were picked by a jury including the baroque violin legend Simon Standage.  All 3 competition winners have been featured in Italian music magazine Artenzza and have received premieres on Argentinian National Radio.  Each artist has their own unique story to tell, brought to life on screen by Swiss director Simon Helbling.  YELLOW by Samuel Howley is one of 3 winning pieces recorded and filmed as part of the competition’s main prize”