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portraits and remembrance

Theme of the Call refers to the culture of remembrance of the World War II, Holocaust victims and the Righteous Among the Nations. Emerging composers have the opportunity to give their contribution to world heritage, by composing works based on historical, literary or other sources, as well as personal stories, deeds and events during World War II. 

This way Rossi Fest aims to encourage the young artists to research and interpret the historical events in their own personal way and to give an important contribution to the  remembrance culture of the Holocaust.


The festival's Artistic Committee will select up to 7 pieces to be included in the Rossi Fest 2023 Programme. The composers whose pieces are selected will be provided with:

  • Active contribution in music and stage rehearsals with performers and stage director 

  • Performance of the compositions as part of the concert Portraits and Remembrance

  • Audio and video recording of the performance 

  • Media support and promotion 

  • Accommodation 

  • Certificate of participation in the festival

  • The Call is open to students of Composition and composers not older than 35 year of age.

  • The work should fit the theme of the Portraits and Remembrance as explained above.

  • Length of the work: up to 8 minutes.

  • The piece should be written for the ensemble Aratos Trio - violin, clarinet, and piano

  • In this edition the advantage is given to works that are inspired by the life experience and letters of Hilda Dajč. Letters can be downloaded here.

  • In accordance with the theme of the concorso (letters by Hilda Dajč), soloists can be added: soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritones, or reciter; as well as: tape, electronics, ambient sounds, etc.* ​can be added

* Kindly contact us if you have any further information regarding the options for performing ensemble.

  • The application is done by submitting the Application form, click here to apply.

  • In order to apply it is needed to provide a short biography with the information about the education, prizes and awards, and professional activities, a high resolution headshot, score of the piece, and the artistic explanation for it.

  • Call timeline:

  • Opening: October July 10th 2022

  • Application deadline: November 10th, 2022

  • Announcement of the results: December 31st, 2022

  • Rehearsal period: 23-26 January 2023

  • Concert Portraits and Remembrance, the announcement of the winners, and the awards ceremony: 27 January 2023


If you have any questions regarding the Call and the Festival, do not hesitate to write to us via the contact form on the website or by email (


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