Board of Directors

Karla Hartl
Eugene Gates
Kass Sunderji

Advisory Committee

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


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 in its online journal and on its website, and assists projects that make Kapralova's music available in print and on record (only premiere releases).

The Kapralova Society is an associate member of the IAWM.

Annual Reports



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

Reviews of our website


Journal and anthologies

Kapralova Society Journal (since 2003)
Kapralova: Anthology of Correspondence vol. 1 (2015)
Kapralova: Anthology of Correspondence vol. 2 (2016)
Kapralova: Anthology of Correspondence vol. 3 (2017)

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. Complete edition (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. Complete edition (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)
Kapralova Edition: Suite en miniature for small orchestra (2018)


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 (Canada): In Performance. Vitezslava Kapralova (2001)
Radio Vara (The Netherlands): Componist van de week. Vitezslava Kapralova (2007)
Radio Slovenija (Slovenia): Zenske v svetu glasbe. Vitezslava Kapralova (2010)
BBC (United Kingdom): 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

Women in Music (1998-to date)

Competition prizes (discontinued)

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

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