International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

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 refresh 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.

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), Chaya Czernowin (Israel-USA), 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 Eighth International Young Composers Academy 196 applications from 39 countries were arrived!

The Eighth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city
(August 30 – September 20, 2018)

The Eighth Academy is a representative international board of professors, including famous composers Chaya Czernowin (Israel / USA), Santiago Tomas Diez Fischer (Switzerland), Colin Roche (France), David Lefkowitz (USA), as well as the leading Russian composer, artistic director of the Academy Dmitry Kurlyandsky (Moscow) and his deputy – Alexander Khubeev (Perm).

The Council of the Academy selected 10 students, 5 stagers and 7 scholarships from Armenia, Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, China, South Korea, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (Bryansk, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk).

The best works of composers-students, which will be written during the academy, will be published by the leading world publisher “Donemus” (the Netherlands). Especially for this Davo van Persen, the director of the publishing house comes to the Academy.

Simultaneously with the composer courses, MCME soloists will conduct individual and ensemble master-classes for young Russian musicians from Tchaikovsky-City, Perm and other Russian cities.

The concert program has been expanded for both professional and amateur audiences. In fact, the Academy will be held within the framework of the international music project “Tchaikovsky – the city of composers”, and in addition to the MCME concerts, a number of significant events will take place in September. Among participants the Lyudmila Zykina State Ensemble “Russia”, the vocal ensemble “Intrada” (Moscow ), contemporary music ensemble “InterText” (Yekaterinburg), the ensemble “Gallarde “(Izhevsk), the Youth Orchestra of the Tchaikovsky-city conducted by Vladimir Onufriev (Arkhangelsk), as well as the soloists of Moscow and Perm. Concerts of the Academy will be held in Tchaikovsky, Moscow, Perm, Votkinsk, Yekaterinburg and St. Petersburg.

In 2018, in the frames of the “Refresh-Courses” program will be expanded the lecture course, which will be conducted by Russian musicologists and journalists: Leila Monasypova (Kazan), Elena Cheremnykh, (Moscow), Xenia Anufrieva (Nizhny Novgorod), Valentina Jansen (Kaliningrad)

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

Davo van Peursen (the Netherlands), director of Publishing House “Donemus”
Leila Monasypova (Tatarstan, Kazan), art-ditector of Sofia Gubaidulina Center
Elena Cheremnykh (Moscow), music critic, expert of the Golden Mask Prize
Valentina Tilda Jansen (Kaliningrad), producer, art-manager

Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble:
Ivan Bushuev (flute)
Oleg Tantsov (clarinet)
Mikhail Dubov (piano)
Vladislav Pesin (violin)
Yulia Migunova (cello)


Pedro Berardinelli (Portugal)
Shiuan Chang (China, Taiwan)
Chanhee Lim (South Korea)
Oleg Gidachev (Russia)
Cameron Graham (United Kingdom)
Nikolay Khrust (Russia)
Oleg Krokhalev (Russia)
Hakan Ulus (Germany)
Rachya Yesayan (Russia)
Darya Zvezdina (Russia)

Galina Bululina (Russia)
Marta Haladzhun (Ukraine)
Alexandra Korableva (Russia)
Valeria Kukhta (Russia)
Elizaveta Zgirskaya (Russia)

Alina Anufrienko (Russia)
Marina Lukashevich (Belarus)
Vladimir Obukhov (Russia)
Venedikt Peunov (Russia)
Larisa Shibert (Russia)
Sergey Stroykin (Russia)
Roman Tsypyshev (Russia)


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 State Culture Institute
Tchaikovsky Musical College
Tchaikovsky Art School
Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia
Swiss Cultural Foudation “Pro Helvetia”
Swiss Enbassy in Moscow
Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds
“Donemus” Publishing House
Moscow State Philharmonics

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