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, Jerome Combier (France), Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei (Italy), Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang (Austria), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Yannis Kyriakides (the Netherlands), Antoine Beuger (the Netherlands/Germany), Elzbieta Sikora (Poland), etc.

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 Seventh International Young Composers Academy 172 applications from 49 countries were arrived!

VIII International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

The 8th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city will be held from 30 of August to 12 of September 2018 in Tchaikovsky-city. The final concerts will take place in Tchaikovsky-city (September, 12), Perm ( September, 13) and in Moscow (September, 14)

The jury will select 10 students, 5 stagers and 5 fellowships to attend lessons with our professors: Chaya Czernowin (U.S.A.), Colin Roche (France), Santiago Tomás Díez Fischer (Switzerland), Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia), Zygmunt Krauze (Poland) and David Lefkowitz (U.S.A.). 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 (from Moscow) are covered by the Academy.

Applications must include: name, date of birth, short bio (not more then 100 words), photo of passport (valid till December 2018), 2-3 scores of any line up (in pdf), 2-3 downloadable recordings (in mp3).

Age limit – 35 years.

Deadline for the applications – 25 of May 2018.

Please send the applications to the address

Looking forward to see you in Russia!


Chaya Czernowin (U.S.A.)
Colin Roche (France)
Santiago Tomás Díez Fischer (Switzerland)
Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)
Zygmunt Krauze (Poland)
David Lefkowitz (U.S.A.)

Special Guests:

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

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

With support from:

Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
Ministry of Culture of Perm region
Administration of Tchaikovsky Municipal Area
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Perm Region Philharmonics
Perm State Culture Institute
Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia
U.S.A. General Consulate in Yekaterinburg
Swiss Cultural Foudation “Pro Helvetia”
Polish Cultural Centre
Adam Mickiewicz Institute
Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds
“Donemus” Publishing House
Moscow State Philharmonics

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