14. International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

We announce the call for submissions for participation in the Fourteenth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city, Perm region. 14. International Young Composers Academy will be held from August 30 to September 13, 2024 in Tchaikovsky-city with the final concerts in Tchaikovsky-city (September 11-12) and in Moscow (September 14-15).  The Academy will host concerts, lectures, meetings, individual and group lessons, master-classes and presentations.

The main directions of 14th Academy are:

  • the General course for composers (curator – Alexander Khubeev)
  • the Laboratory of electroacoustic music (curator – Nikolai Popov)
  • the Special Course for musicologists and musical producers (curators: Irina Sevastianova and Tatiana Yakovleva)
  • the Workshop for Improvisation (curator – Oleg Makarov)

Internationally-renowned composers are invited as tutors. Full tutors faculty is to be announced later.

The jury will select 21 young composers (12 students, 3 trainees and 6 observers) from all over the world, their new pieces will be performed by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) and CEAM-Artists at the final concert series. There will be also organized advanced training courses (refresher courses) for musical teachers.
Food, accommodation and transport inside Russia (from Moscow) are covered by the Academy. Foreign participants will be given the opportunity to take part in an online fashion.

Applications must include:
1) name, surname
2) date and place of birth
3) short bio (up to 150 words)
4) photocopy of passport
5) 2-3 scores for any lineup (in pdf)
6) 2-3 recordings
7) the photo

Important note: for points 3-7 please, prepare links and make sure they are active until June 30, 2024.

Deadline for the applications – May 31, 2024.

Applications should be submitted online:
https://forms.gle/67Kw6EK16U5zmNSn9

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions:
moscowensemble.academy@gmail.com

You can find more information here:
https://m-c-m-e.ru/eng/academy/application/

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Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Perm region) is the unique and the biggest large-scale international young composers’ workshop in Russia. It 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 by the leading Russian group, the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) in the final concerts in Tchaikovsky, Perm and in Moscow. Within the Academy there are also organized a number of educational concerts, master-classes for young musicians and refresher courses for teachers. Totally every Academy collected around 100 participants.
Over the years of the Academy a lot of international projects were organized, more than 180 young composers from Russia and 45 countries of the world were trained, more than 250 music teachers improved their skills, more than 100 concerts of contemporary music and lectures, hundreds of music presentations of young composers took place.
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.

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