4th International Young Composers Academy

19 - 30 July 2020

The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.

Application form for the selection

 Description of the Composition Academy

• world premieres of participants' works by Quatour Diotima + soloists
one to one lessons with faculty composers
• lectures, seminars by faculty & guest composers + participants' showcase
• masterclass with the Quatour Diotima

Focus of the 2020 edition will be: composing for string quartet

Selected participants will be asked to write works to be premiered in Lugano during the festival. Each participant will benefit of dedicated and coached rehearsals and individual lessons. Faculty composers will hold lectures and each participants will have the chance to publicly present their work. A roster of five renown Swiss composers will contribute to the academy participating to the diverse dynamic of the workshop.


Free application for the selection.
Deadline: January 31st, 2020. 
A jury composed by members of the Quatuor Diotima and Oscar Bianchi will select the admitted participants.

The names of the admitted active participants will be announced by the 15th February 2020. They will have to complete the enrollment by February 29, 2020.

Pre-selection: free
Course Fee: CHF 790.— (Euro 715).

CHF 250.— (Euro 225) to be paid by March 31st, 2020.
CHF 540.— (Euro 490) to be paid by May 31st, 2020

Scholarships will be awarded.

Lodging available from CHF 250.— (Euro 225).