11th International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city

We announce the call for submissions for participation in the Eleventh International Academy of Young Composers in Tchaikovsky-city, Perm region (artistic director is a composer Alexander Khubeev). The Eleventh International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky-city will be held from August, 30 to September 14, 2021 in Tchaikovsky-city. The final concerts will take place in Tchaikovsky-city (September, 13) and in Moscow (September, 15).  11th Academy will follow just after the International Young Composers Competition “Dedication to Tchaikovsky” (August 28-30).

The professors of the Eleventh Academy are the composers Philippe Hurel (France), Isabel Mundry (Germany), Nadir Vassena (Switzerland). The guests are yet to be announced. 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 Eleventh 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 (refresher 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:
1) name, surname
2) date and place of birth
3) short bio (up to 150 words)
4) photocopy of passport (valid till March 2022 or further)
5) 2-3 scores for any lineup (in pdf)
6) 2-3 recordings
7) the photo Age limit – 35 years.
Deadline for the applications – 25 of May 2021.
Applications should be submitted online: https://forms.gle/S87BfjdCptQcPoaY8
Important note: for points 3-7 please prepare links and make sure they are active until June 16 2021.
Please don’t hesitate to contact us for any questions: moscowensemble.academy@gmail.com
Looking forward to see you in Russia!

Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city, Perm region (till 2021 the artistic director is Dmitri Kourliandski) 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 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. Better works by young composers, written during the Academy are published in the leading music publishing house “Donemus” (Netherlands).

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Organizers:
Tchaikovsky Centre for Culture Development
ANO Centre for New Music Initiatives
With support from:
Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
Administration of Tchaikovsky
Russian Music Union
Russian Composers Union
Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia
“Pro Helvetia”, Swiss Cultural Foundation
Swiss Embassy in Moscow
Goethe-Institute
“Donemus” Publishing House
Tchaikovsky Musical College
Tchaikovsky Art School
Moscow State Philharmonics
Perm State Culture Institute

The 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.

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