Ninth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

We announce the call for scores for participation in the Ninth International Academy of Young Composers in the Tchaikovsky-city, Perm region (artistic director is composer Dmitri Kourliandski).

The Ninth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city will be held from August, 30 to September 13, 2019 in Tchaikovsky-city. The final concerts will take place in Tchaikovsky-city (September, 12) and in Moscow (September, 14).

The professors of the Ninth Academy are the composers Yan Maresz (France), Bryn Harrison (Great Britain), Martin Schuetler (Germany). The guests of the Academy are a composer Sergej Newski (Russia/Germany), a composer, artistic director of the international festival “Shaghai Music Week” Deqing Wen (China/Switzerland), a director of “Donemus” Publishing House Davo van Persen and a musicologist, professor of Goldsmiths, University of London Tamsin Alexander. The Academy will host concerts, lectures, meetings, master classes and presentations.

The jury will select 22 young composers (10 students, 5 trainees and 7 observers) from all over the world, their new pieces for 1-5 instruments will be performed by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) at the final concert series.

In addition to MCME, young performers from Russian regions will participate in the work of the Ninth Academy, for which a special educational program and concerts will be organized. We also invite musicologists and journalists to take part in the events of the Academy. There will be also organized advanced training courses (refresh courses) for teachers from Perm and the Perm region.

Food, accommodation and transport inside Russia (from Moscow) are covered by the Academy.

Applications must include:
-name, surname
– date and place of birth
– short bio (about 100 words)
– photocopy of passport (valid till March 2020 or further)
– 2-3 scores of any line up (in pdf)
– 2-3 downloadable recordings (in mp3)
– the photo

Age limit – 35 years.

Deadline for the applications – 5 of June 2019.

Please send the applications to the address

Looking forward to see you in Russia!

Composers Professors and Guests:
Yan Maresz (France)
Bryn Harrison (Great Britain),
Martin Schuetler (Germany)
Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia)
Deqing Wen (China/Switzerland)
Sergej Newski (Russia/Germany)

Special Guests:
Davo van Peursen (the Netherlands), director of Publishing House “Donemus”
Tamsin Alexander (Great Britain), musicologist, professor of Goldsmiths, University of London

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

Tchaikovsky Municipal Centre for Developing Arts
ANO Centre for New Music Initiatives

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
Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia
The Cultural and Education Section of the British Embassy Moscow as part of UK-Russia Year of Music 2019
Swiss Cultural Foundation “Pro Helvetia”
Swiss Embassy in Moscow
Wilhelmina E. Jansen Fonds
“Donemus” Publishing House
Tchaikovsky Musical College
Tchaikovsky Art School
Moscow State Philharmonics

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.

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, Colin Roche (France), Chaya Czernowin (Israel), Pierluigi Billone, Francesco Filidei (Italy), Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Peter Ablinger, Klaus Lang (Austria), Oscar Bianchi, Santiago Diez-Fischer (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 at the Eights International Young Composers Academy 196 applications from 38 countries were arrived!

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