Forthcoming Events

Festival frauenkomponiert 2021 | 8th March — 27th June

London — Basel — Bern — Zürich

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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

Postal Account No.: 46-110-7

IBAN: CH64 0839 0033 5372 1000 7

Payable to: frauenkomponiert, 4053 Basel



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