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 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 open-access journal, special publications, and on its website, and also assists projects that make Kapralova's music available in print and on record (preference is given to premiere releases). On occasion, we also support live performances provided that they are admission free.

The Kapralova Society is an associate member of the IAWM.

Annual reports



Projects that we initiated and (co-)produced, or assisted:

Reviews of our website


Kapralova Society Journal (since 2003)


Kapralova: Collected Correspondence vol. 1 (2015)
Kapralova: Collected Correspondence vol. 2 (2016)
Kapralova: Collected Correspondence vol. 3 and 4 (2017)
The Women in Music Anthology (2021)

co-published with Czech Radio:
Kapralova: Tematicky katalog (Thematic Catalogue of the Works and Correspondence with Publishers) (vol.5) (2020)

co-published with Klic Books:
Kauza Kapralova (The Kapralova Case in Period Correspondence and Documents) (2021)

Sheet music

Kapralova Edition: Pisnicka (Little Song) for piano (2011)
Kapralova Edition: Maticce (To Mom) for three children's voices (2015)
Kapralova Edition: Fanfare for two horns, two trumpets and timpani (2015)
Kapralova Edition: Festive Fanfare for piano (2016)
Kapralova Edition: Dance for Piano (2020)

Tyrrell Edition: Theme and Variations (2021)
Tyrrell Edition: Grosse Sonate (2021; revised ed. 2022)

in partnership with Czech Radio, Baerenreiter, and Amos Editio:
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: Tales of a Small Flute (2014)
Kapralova Edition: Piano Concerto in D Minor (2014)
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)
Kapralova Edition: Two Choruses for women's voices a cappella (2019)
Kapralova Edition: 'To Karel Capek' for violin, piano and reciter (2022)-2nd, revised edition
Kapralova Edition: String Quartet (2022)-2nd, revised edition
Kapralova Edition: Waving Farewell for voice and orchestra (2023)


CD Tribute to Vita Kapralova (2016)

in partnership with Naxos, Koch, Supraphon, Czech Radio, EuroArts, Centaur, Albany, and the recording artists:
CD Kapralova: Portrait of a Composer (1998)
CD Forever Kapralova: Songs (2003)
CD Hudbaby 1 (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 2 "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 Kapralova: Complete Piano Music (2017)
CD Waving Farewell (2021)
CD La Vita: Leonie Karatas plays Vitezslava Kapralova (2022)
CD Things Lived and Dreamt (2023)
CD Piccolo Legends (2023)

World premiere performances

in partnership with Janacek Academy of Music and University of Michigan:
Ilena (2007)
Fanfare for two horns, two trumpets and timpani (2015)


CBC (Canada): In Performance: Vitezslava Kapralova (2001)
Radio Vara (the Netherlands): Componist van de Week (2007)
Radio Slovenija (Slovenia): Zenske v svetu glasbe (2010)
BBC (United Kingdom): Composer of the Week: Vitezslava Kapralova (2015)
Czech Radio (Czech Republic): Kontexty: Vitezslava Kapralova (2018)
Czech Radio (Czech Republic): Akademie: The Kapralova Society: The 20th Anniversary (2018)
Czech Radio (Czech Republic): Vizitka (2022)
Czech Radio (Czech Republic): Radiodokument (2022)

Television and film

in collaboration with Amazon:
Mozart in the Jungle, episodes 6 and 9 of the Season 3 of the award winning television series (2016)

Readers' Theater

in partnership with Prague Symphony Orchestra, Prague Philharmonia, Kapralova Quartet, and ArcoDiva:
Z listu Vitezslavy Kapralove (2019) (2020) (1921)

Online projects

Women in Music (1998-to date)

Competition prizes and/or entry fee subsidies (discontinued)

The Kapralova Society Award (2011, 2013, 2015); entry fee subsidies (20212022)

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