Vox Novus is calling for one-minute pieces composed for solo cello. Selected works will be premiered on October 22, 2022 at 2:00 PM U.S. East Coast Time (UTC-4) on Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring cellist František Brikcius. This perfomrance will be presented as a live streaming online concert with Virtual Concert Halls broadcasted to multiple streaming platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.
Only works one-minute in length for cello will be considered.
For this Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame, we are looking for solo cello works (no electronics) specifically written for František Brikcius.
-Deadline for works is September 9, 2022
-Works are for cello solo only. (no electronics)
-No works over one minute (60 seconds) will be reviewed.
-Works should be composed specifically for this call and performer.
-All pieces must be premieres.
-Multiple submissions are not accepted. Send your best work!
-Works need to be submitted online at www.MusicAvatar.org
-You will need to register with Music Avatar for free to submit your work online.
-After logging in to Music Avatar, select the opportunity named “Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame featuring František Brikcius” and press the “submit” button to start the submission process.
-You will need to provide a maximum 50 word biography and 50 word program notes.
-You will be able to upload a score as a PDF file (You are also encouraged to upload an audio realization of the work)
-Must include the dedication to František Brikcius on the score.
-Performance notes should be included in the score.
-Selected works will be broadcasted online to multiple video streaming platforms including Facebook, YouTube, and Vimeo. No performance royalties will be paid. Selected composers will be asked to sign a consent form.
Results will be announced via the Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame website.
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Czech cellist František Brikcius was born in Prague, into a family with a distinguished cultural background. He has been playing the cello since early childhood. Following his cello studies at the Prague Conservatoire, he completed his Master’s degree at the Janáček Academy of Music (JAMU) in the Czech republic. He furthered his cello skills at the Toho Gakuen Academy in Japan and later under the guidance of legendary cellist Prof. Anna Shuttleworth (student of Pablo Casals) in the United Kingdom (Eton Cello Master Classes and the University of Leeds).
František chose to dedicate his life to the interpretation of cello compositions written by composers of the 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, giving special consideration to compositions for solo cello. His favourites are cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, Max Reger, Ernest Bloch and Benjamin Britten.
He is particularly involved in researching, studying and performing works by Czech (Antonín Dvořák, Leoš Janáček, Bohuslav Martinů, Josef Suk and Irena Kosíková), Jewish & Terezín (Gideon Klein, Erwin Schulhoff, Zikmund Schul, Jaromír Weinberger, James Simon and David Popper) and contemporary composers (Conrad Beck, Luciano Berio, Pierre Boulez, Benjamin Britten, Henri Dutilleux, Wolfgang Fortner, Alberto Ginastera, Cristobal Halffter, Hans Werner Henze, Heinz Holliger, Klaus Huber and Witold Lutoslawski), playing on a “George Kriwalski” cello made in 1904.
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is 15 one-minute works written by different composers specifically for a musician or ensemble. Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame gives a variety of new music by living composers to audiences hungry to hear what is being created in today’s music scene. The Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame project has featured more than 75 musician/ensembles premiering the works of over 1000 composers.
Fifteen-Minutes-of-Fame is a Vox Novus project.