Forthcoming Events

Festival frauenkomponiert 2021 | 8th March — 27th June

London — Basel — Bern — Zürich

Abendmusiken Basel | Livestream | Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (1602-1676/1678)

14.03.2021 17:00h

Youtube Link:


Organ performance for the evening at the Leonhardskirche Basel

Friday, 12 March 2021, 18:15h

Live broadcast on the Leonhardskirche Youtube channel


Live broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 8th of March at
19.30 GMT (20.30 CET).
Information on how to tune in can be found at the following link:


On 10th of March at 12.15 pm CET, the Mimiko co-production with Matthias Wamser will take place in the Elisabethenkirche via livestream.
The link for the live stream:
(will be live at the time of the concert)

We are grateful for the generous support received for the Festival frauenkomponiert 2021:


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How it all began

Festival frauenkomponiert 2018

Probe zum

Agnes Tyrrell: Ouvertüre aus dem Oratorium «Die Könige in Israel», c-Moll (ca. 1880), UA
Heidi Baader-Nobs: Evasion (2017), für Solobratsche und Orchester, UA
Alma Deutscher: Violinkonzert Nr. 1 (2014/2015), CH-EA
Amy Beach: Symphonie in e-Moll für grosses Orchester, op. 32 «Gaelic» (1896)

Violine: Alma Deutscher
Bratsche: Mariana Doughty
Orchester: L’anima giusta
Konzertmeister: Jiří Nĕmeček
Dirigentin: Jessica Horsley

8. März 2018
Kirche St. Peter, Zürich

© Susanna Drescher 2018

Jessica Horsley (initiator and conductor)
Where did the idea for the project come from?

In 2013, somewhere between Prokofiev’s 5th Symphony and Beethoven’s 6th, I thought to myself that it would be nice to conduct something written by a woman. Whether there was any repertoire? (That an internationally-trained musician didn’t know the answer to this question is certainly telling!) I started digging, made some amazing discoveries, and launched the project frauenkomponiert.

We aim to:

give a voice to women composers and recognition to their work(s)
spread our enthusiasm for these courageous women and their splendid music
contribute to the variety of concert programming and thereby enrich the music world

Read more about Our Vision!

Our frauenkomponiert debut!

Past Events

Donations are always welcome and are tax-exempt:

Alternative Bank of Switzerland

IBAN: CH64 0839 0033 5372 1000 7

Payable to: frauenkomponiert, 4053 Basel



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