The International Competition for Young Composers “Generance” has been organized by the Janaček in May Festival in Ostrava, Czech Republic for 37 years already. The competition is aimed at young composers from four countries: the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Poland. The subject of this year’s compositions was: for a solo instrument with accompaniment, for small chamber ensemble or for instrumental set. This year’s results were announced on March 24 by the Jury, comprised of: Milan Báchorek, Ivan Kurz, Hanuš Bartoň, Vít Zouhar (Czech Republic), Alexander Lasoń (Poland), Jevgenij Iršai (Slovakia) and László Tihanyi (Hungary).
In Category I (composers under 30) the Second Prize went to Przemysław Scheller for Czasojaśnienie, as well as an honorable mention to Robert Niepostyn for Blask for mixed choir a cappella. In Category II (composers under 21), Polish composer took the First Prize – Michał Lazar for Recytatyw, medytacja i taniec.
The composers will be recognized at a ceremony on May 27 at the Fine Art Gallery in Ostrava.