Welcome to the Hugo Kauder Society
The 2015 Hugo Kauder Competition for Viola of June 2015
The winners are
1st Prize Rachyl Duffy
2nd Prize Yuan Qi
3rd Prize Caeli Smith
Top row from left: Aurelien Pederzoli, Yuan Qi, Brenton Caldwell, Rachyl Duffy,
Bottom row from left: Sarah Hart, Minjung Chun, Ting-Ru Lai, Caeli Smith.
Hugo Kauder was a mid-century Viennese composer, pedagogue, and émigré to America, who defied the atonal trend of his generation with his uniquely harmonic, contrapuntal style. His legacy of over 300 works, many yet to be published, is receiving renewed interest today.
The Hugo Kauder Society hopes to share Kauder's music with the next generation of musicians and listeners. Its annual competition supports emerging young musicians while connecting them with Kauder's work.