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Welcome to the Hugo Kauder Society

The Hugo Kauder Society announces the

2015 International Hugo Kauder Competition for Viola

Open to violists ages 35 and under on June 6, 2015.
Recorded Round deadline: January 30, 2015, extension until February6.
Live Round: June 5 and 6, 2015, in New Haven, CT.

Click here for detailed Competition information and application process.

Click here to support the Hugo Kauder Society via our Donate page.

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.

We hope you will enjoy discovering Kauder's story and music and become a player, listener and supporter of his work.