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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


The finalists:
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.

 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.