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Call for scores
for solo 

now closed

Vadstena-Akademien, in collaboration with the cellist Elide Sulsenti has been seeking for music works to be included in a concert for solo cello which will be held in Vadstena, Sweden on the 3rd August 2024.


The Call aimed to promote the creation of a concert dedicated to solo cello, composed of selected pieces through a "Call for Score" addressed to composers worldwide. The goal is to create a diverse and captivating program lasting approximately one hour. 


The submission deadline was set on the 1st June. 138 pieces have reached us, and we want to thank all of you who participated. Now the selection process starts, and the selected works will be announced on the 30th June.




Vadstena-Akademien is a summer opera-house and academy in Sweden. As opera-house, being focused on contemporary and baroque style, from the opening in 1964 has commissioned and staged 38 new operas and nearly 50 undeservedly lost operas dug out of antique manuscripts. As academy, provides an established road to professional life for young singers, musicians and for practioners of other crafts involved in the world of opera such as lighting, wardrobe and stagecraft.


Elide Sulsenti is an Italian cellist based in Switzerland. Active in the field of contemporary music and interdisciplinary projects, she recently received the Premio Valentino Bucchi 2024 in Rome and the Fritz Gerber Award 2023, assigned by Heinz Holliger. Over the years, she has performed numerous premières and worked with composers of various nationalities, playing in festivals like Lucerne Festival and Connect Festival in Malmö. In the past two years she was the principal cellist for the operas staged by Vadstena-Akademien. For more info check her website


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