Board of Directors

Karla Hartl
Eugene Gates
Kass Sunderji

Advisory Committee

Jindra Bartova
Michael Beckerman
Timothy Cheek
Erik Entwistle
Eugene Gates
Judith Mabary
Odaline de le Martinez
Jan Smaczny
Milos Stedron


The Kapralova Society is a Canadian non-profit arts organization. Founded in Toronto in 1998 by Karla Hartl, the Society's mission is to promote the music of Czech composer Vitezslava Kapralova (1915-1940) and to build awareness of women's contributions to musical life. To this end, the Society publishes research on Kapralova and other women in music on its website and in its online journal, and assists projects that make Kapralova's music available in print, on record (first releases), and in performance (world premieres).

The Kapralova Society is an associate member of the IAWM.

Annual Reports



The projects that we produced, initiated and/or assisted, or on which we collaborated or have been consulted:


Books, periodicals

Kapralova Society Journal (2003-2016)
Kapralova: Anthology of Correspondence vol. 1 (2015)
Kapralova: Anthology of Correspondence vol. 2 (2016)

Sheet music

Kapralova Edition: Prelude de Noel (2002)
Kapralova Edition: Deux ritournelles pour violoncelle et piano (2003)
Kapralova Edition: Concertino for Violin, Clarinet and Orchestra(2003)
Kapralova Edition: Military Sinfonietta (2005)
Kapralova Edition: Songs for voice and piano (2005)
Kapralova Edition: Leden (January) for soprano/tenor, flute, two violins, violoncello and piano (2005)
Kapralova Edition: Partita (2006)
Kapralova Edition: Sonata appassionata (2006)
Kapralova Edition: Compositions for violin and piano: Legend, Burlesque, Elegy (2009)
Kapralova Edition: Three Piano Pieces and Grotesque Passacaglia (2010)
Kapralova Edition: Five Piano Pieces (2011)
Kapralova Edition: Sad Evening for soprano/tenor and piano (2011)
Kapralova Edition: Pisnicka (Little song) for piano (2011)
Kapralova Edition: Tales of a Small Flute (2014)
Kapralova Edition: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2014)
Kapralova Edition: Maticce for children's voices (2015)
Kapralova Edition: Fanfare for two horns, two trumpets and timpani (2015)
Kapralova Edition: Festive Fanfare for piano (2016)
Kapralova Edition: Sad Evening for soprano/tenor and orchestra (2016)
Kapralova Edition: Suita rustica for large orchestra (2017)


CD Kapralova: Portrait of a Composer (1998)
CD Forever Kapralova: Songs (2003)
CD Hudbaby (2003)
CD Martinu: Piano Works (2004)
CD Jezkova: Yellow-Red Poster (2007)
CD Music of Vitezslava Kapralova (2008)
CD Women of Firsts (2008)
CD Hudbaby "I Am Awaiting You" (2009)
CD Kapralova, Martinu: Preludium (2010)
CD Valtova Kosinova: Meeting Point (2010)
CD Kapralova: Piano concerto and other works for keyboard (2011)
CD Kapral-Kapralova-Martinu: String Quartets (2012)
CD Tribute to Vita Kapralova (2016)
CD Kapralova: Complete Piano Music (2017)

Radio documentaries

CBC: In Performance. Vitezslava Kapralova (2001)
Radio Vara: Componist van de week. Vitezslava Kapralova (2007)
Radio Slovenija: Zenske v svetu glasbe. Vitezslava Kapralova (2010)
BBC: Composer of the Week. Vitezslava Kapralova (2015)

Television and film

Amazon: Mozart in the Jungle, Season 3 (2016)

World premiere performances

Ilena (2007)
Fanfare for two horns, two trumpets and timpani (2015)

Online projects

Kapralova Society Website (1998-2016) see reviews
Women in Music (1998-2016)
Czech Music in Exile (2000)

Competition prizes (discontinued)

The Kapralova Society Award (2011, 2013, and 2015)

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