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We’re thrilled to announce the results of the Prix Annelie de Man 2020 Composers Competition.


The prizes of the composers competition go to:

🥇 1st prize (2.000€) - Stefano Paparozzi with “Tenuto" for harpsichord and piano

🥈 2nd prize (1.000€) - Manuel Rodríguez Valenzuela with "Toccata à l’Acte" for harpsichord with a delay pedal and an electric music box

🏆 Black Pencil Prize (1.000€) - Andys Skordis with “Uz...u” - ...lament for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion


The above mentioned composers will get offered to publish their winning works by Donemus Publishing House.

Honorary Mention Prix Annelie de Man Composers Competition:

Anna Höstman with "Small Meadows in Spring" for solo harpsichord


Honorary Mentions Black Pencil Prize:

Arda Yurdusev with "Seyyah Trilogy" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

Florence Anna Maunders with "Bursting Out" for harpsichord, recorder, panflute, viola, accordion and percussion

Our warmest congratulations to all three winners, three Honorary Mentions, as well as all finalists for your beautiful works of the highest quality. Many thanks to everyone who applied to the composers competition and showed, with 100+ works in all imaginable settings, that contemporary harpsichord is thriving like never before. Despite the challenges 2020 has presented us all with, we are extremely happy to be able to award these prizes, and so continue doing our part in bringing the contemporary harpsichord community together and facilitating the generation of new repertoire for this amazing instrument.


We can’t wait for the next edition of the #PRIX and welcoming another bunch of awesome brand new music for the harpsichord, its composers and performers. Stay tuned for more news on the next edition on our socials and prixdeman.com. The next edition of the Prix Annelie de Man, featuring concerts, composers competition, harpsichordists competition and Black Pencil Prize, will take place between 01 and 05 December 2021, Orgelpark Amsterdam.


Annelie de Man was not only a brilliant musician, but also a prominent pedagogue who inspired many harpsichordists and composers to take interest in contemporary 
literature for the instrument.


With this foundation we hope to further her work and invite you to visit the next edition of the Prix Annelie de Man.

The Board of the Foundation Annelie de Man.


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