Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Perm region) is the unique and only large-scale international young composers’ workshop in Russia. It was set up in 2011 by the leading Russian composer Dmitri Kourliandski (artistic director) together with Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Academy is a creative laboratory for young composers and musicians from all over the world. Visiting professors are well-known composers who hold individual sessions and group lectures. During fortnight workshop the young composers write new compositions which are rehearsed and performed in the final concerts – in Tchaikovsky, Perm and in Moscow at the best concert stage by the leading Russian group – the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME). Within the Academy there are also organized a number of educational concerts, master-classes for young musicians and special training courses for teachers. At the same time the MCME musicians carry out individual and ensemble master-classes for music teachers. Totally every Academy collected around 100 participants.

The Tchaikovsky city is the very nice place for the Academy. Privacy and rest, remoteness from noise and big cities, wonderful landscapes dispose to fruitful creative concentration. The unique city in the world, called in honor of the composer, apparently, is created to be a cradle of musical creativity.

Among the professors-teachers of the Academy were the well-known composers such as Beat Furrer (Austria/Switzerland), Franc Bedrossian, Philippe Leroux, Jean-Luc Herve, Mark Andre, Raphael Cendo, Fabien Levy (France), Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei (Italy), Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang (Austria), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Antoine Beuger (the Netherlands/Germany).

The Academy in Tchaikovsky city is one of the leading educational music forums in the world.   The number of applications is increasing every year. For participation in the Sixth International Young Composers Academy 179 applications from 45 countries were arrived!

7th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

The 7th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city will be held from 28 of August 28 to 12 of September 2017 in Tchaikovsky, Perm and Moscow.

The jury will select 10 students and 5 stagers to attend lessons with our professors: Yannis Kyriakides (the Netherlands), Jérôme Combier (France), Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia), Elzbieta Sikora (Poland). 10 students will compose new pieces for 1-5 instruments to be performed by the soloists of Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble.

Food, accommodation and transport inside Russia is covered by the Academy.

Applications must include: name, date of birth, short bio (not more then 100 words), photo of passport (valid till December 2017), 2-3 scores of any line up (in pdf), 2-3 downloadable recordings (in mp3).

Age limit – 35 years.

Deadline for the applications – 15 of May 2017.

Please send the applications to the address

Looking forward to see you in Russia!


Yannis Kyriakides (the Netherlands)

Jérôme Combier (France)

Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)

Elzbieta Sikora (Poland)

Special Guests:

Davo van Peursen (the Netherlands), director of Publishing House “Donemus”

Leila Monasypova (Kazan, Tatarstan), art-director of the Sofia Gubaidulina Contemporary Music Centre

Sergej Newski (Germany / Russia), composer

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble:

Ivan Bushuev (flute)

Oleg Tantsov (clarinet)

Mikhail Dubov (piano)

Vladislav Pesin (violin)

Yulia Migunova (cello)


Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Arts

ANO Centre for New Music Initiatives

Russian Composers Union Perm Regional Organization


Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Culture Development

Centre for New Music Initiatives

Perm Region Department “Russian Folk Union”

With support from:

Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation

Ministry of Culture of Perm region

Administration of Tchaikovsky Municipal Area

Perm Region Philharmonics

Perm State Culture Institute

Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia

Polish Cultural Centre

Adam Mickiewicz Institute

Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds

“Donemus” Publishing House

Mikhail Prokhorov Fund

Moscow State Philharmonics

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Our partners:

Young Composers Meeting (the Netherlands)
The European Musical Creation Workshop (Spain)
COURSE (Ukraine) 
Gaudeamus Muziekweek (the Netherlands)