The results of the GENERATION composition competition are published!

This year’s Generation competition had a record number of submitted songs (86!). The members of the jury who met at the online conference agreed were very pleased with this year’s number of submitted compositions and together with the secretariat of Janáček May, o.p.s. are happy, that the GENERATION competition – an international competition of composers under the age of 30 – finds itself in the interest of the young generation of composers.

Congratulations to all the winners and we look forward to the GENERATION concert on June 2, 2021, where the award-winning compositions of last year’s GENERATION will be heard.

 Results of GENERATION 2021 – international competition of composers under thirty years 

An international jury consisting of Milan Báchorek, Ivan Kurz, Hanuš Bartoň, Vít Zouhar (Czech Republic), Alexander Lasoń (Poland), Jevgenij Iršai (Slovakia) and László Tihányi (Hungary) studied all submitted works and evaluated the submitted compositions from the formal point of view and stated that they all met the conditions. The competition had a record number of competitors this year (86 compositions) and maintained its high level in both categories. 

On March 29, 2021, an online conference on the ZOOM platform was held in Ostrava at the headquarters of the public benefit company Janáček’s May, organizer of the competition, with members of the jury, Jaromír Javůrek, director of Janáček’s May, o.p.s. and Johana Juríková, production. The basis for the meeting were points, ie the evaluation of individual competition entries, which were sent by all members of the jury. This scoring became decisive for the awarding of individual prizes. Afterwards, Mr Javůrek and Ms Juríková personally consulted the results with the chairman of the jury, Milan Báchorek. Then he confirmed the result list. 

On March 29, 2021, the GENERATION competition was closed with the following results: 

I. category up to 30 years 

1st prize – Haimoni Balgavá (Slovakia) – Zvuky džungle/Sounds of Jungle 

2nd prize – Jan Paweł Przegendza (Poland) – Limitation 

2nd prize Richard Grimm (Slovakia) – 8 miniatur pre dychové sexteto a bicie nástroje 

3rd prize – Dániel Lázár (Hungary) – Melodic atmospheres 

3rd prize – Remigius Klacanský (Slovakia) – Violin Concerto no. 1 

3rd prize – Soňa Vetchá (Czech republic) “Eternity of CH” for chamber ensemble 


II. category up to 21 years 

1st prize – Csenge Mihalicza (Hungary) – Six pieces for piano 

2nd prize – Marek Cimbál (Czech republic) – Inseln 

3rd prize – Michal Prokop (Czech republic) – Kvartet pro zobcové flétny 


AHUV Prize: 

Soňa Vetchá (Czech republic) – “Eternity of CH” for chamber ensemble 

In Ostrava on 29th March 2021
Jaromír Javůrek, Milan Báchorek