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Inspired by Dvorak

After the huge success of Inspired by Debussy in 2012 and Inspired by Britten in 2013, EUNIC London in cooperation with Czech Centre London is proud to present Inspired by Dvorak.

Inspired by Dvorak will be a concert to showcase world class musicians working in the fields of electronic and classical music. In partnership with the European Commission in London, the concert is to be held at the beautiful Grade I listed Union Chapel in London on 27 November, 2014. The program will feature an eclectic mix of original and specially commissioned works all inspired by the Czech composer Antonin Dvorak.

The Czech Centre London is thrilled to open a call for composers of any age residing in EU countries to submit their compositions inspired by Dvorak. The top three will then be chosen and performed in London on the night. Submissions should be in the form of an electronic remix, or a unique piece of classical music inspired by Dvorak’s work, in-keeping with the classical and/or electronic genres.

Please see terms and conditions for applications. All nominees must have a partner providing either financial support (a EUNIC London member institute or other organization – see website) for travel and accommodation or be able to support their visit financially.

To enquire about funding from UK based cultural institutes, please contact EUNIC London contact@eunic-london.org.

Compositions should be submitted by 25 July. For enquires related to the compositions, format, etc., please email Tereza Porybna at: porybna@czechcentre.org.uk; T: +44 (0)207 836 3669.


Submission Guidelines


  • The instruments available for the live performances of the winning pieces will be a quintet formed of four strings and a piano, alongside DJ equipment, drums, bass guitar, Pro-tools backing track.
  • Compositions should be created with these instruments in mind and can be a combination of some or all of them.
  • The piece of music should be around 6-15 minutes long. In case of interest, Dvorak samples and sounds for use in the compositions can be provided by the Czech Centre London. All copyright will be taken care of by Czech Centre London.
  • The winning compositions will be chosen by a jury consisting of classic and electronic music experts and EUNIC representatives. The three composers will receive an invitation to see their piece performed live at Union Chapel, provided their cultural Institute in the UK covers the costs and as author of the work they will also receive the authors fee to a sum of 300 Euros.
  • Along with the composition/remix each submission must contain the following on separate headed documents:

                            a short biography of each composer/DJ/musician;
                            a short supporting statement;
                            a photograph of the artist as a JPEG.

Together with the aforementioned documents, compositions must be submitted by 25 July and in 24bit 48kHz Wav audio format or written score. Please send either in an electronic form to Tereza Porybna at: porybna@czechcentre.org.uk or by post to:


Czech Centre
116 Long Acre
London WC2E 9PA



Who Can Submit?

The compositions maybe submitted by:

Composer, musicians, and DJs residing in the EU

Professional music organizations residing in the EU

Cultural institutes and embassies representing EU countries in the UK







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