Musica Nova Prize

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The competition Musica Nova is a competition for composers of electroacoustic music, a form of classical contemporary music, held in Prague.[1][2] The competition was first held in 1969 and now features two categories of entry, one for tape music and another for music including vocals and instrumentals.[3]

Recipients include Jean-Claude Risset ('95), Charles L. Bestor ('96), Emil Viklický ('96), Alessandro Cipriani ('96), Robert Normandeau ('98), and Marta Jiráčková ('98).


  1. ^ Vznik a dosavadní průběh mezinárodní kompoziční soutěže M U S I C A N O V A (in Czech)
  2. ^ Musicworks - Issues 88-90 -2004 - Page 35 "The major electroacoustic competitions became dominated, and continue to be dominated, by Quebec composers. The Musica Nova competition in Prague has had, from 1991 onwards, a Montreal winner every year but one."
  3. ^ "Propositions for Musica Nova 2014". Musica Nova. Retrieved 3 May 2014.