Commissioned Work 2021

For the first time, the Hindemith International Viola Competition has commissioned a work for its competition. It will be a short work (about 8 minutes) for solo viola composed by Atar Arad, one of the most acknowledged and esteemed composers for this instrument.

Now and in the future, commissioned works will be an important part of the competition, giving the young artists a work that has no performance history to test their interpretive skills. In addition to challenging the musicians with a completely new work, the HIVC hopes to enrich the viola repertoire by commissioning a truly outstanding composer to write a work that will be played long after the competition for which it was written.