4th International Young Composers Academy

19 - 30 July 2020

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

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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.

Enrollment

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.

How to apply to the selection:

Fill out the online application form by clicking the button below:

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Fill all required info including the link to two music compositions (audio and score) and a curriculum vitae.

Two recent compositions of yours are necessary for the selection: accepted links are dropbox, sound-cloud and to your professional website.

CV in PDF only (dropbox).

The names of the admitted active participants will be announced by the 25th February 2020. They will have to complete the enrollment by the 10th March 2020.

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 (18-31.07)

  1. Lodging in private houses, starting from CHF 250/Euro 225 (no food included; meal tickets are available for the Mensa – lunch or dinner Fr. 12/Euro 11, breakfast Fr. 6/Euro 5.50).
  2. Lodging in students’ residence with full board, CHF 850/Euro 775. Meals included in the agreement: breakfast, lunch and dinner for two weeks. Modern single, double, or triple rooms with WI-FI connection and shared laundry room. Towels are not included.
  3. Hotel: the organizers will suggest Hotel accommodation corresponding as closely as possible to the requests of the participants. Participants will have to deal with the booking procedures by themselves. Accommodation is possible in the following categories:
    A – two/three-star-hotel (CHF 120/Euro 110)
    B – one/two-star-hotel (CHF 90/Euro 80)
    C – youth hostel (CHF 50/Euro 45)
    The prices are approximate, per person, per day, (two- or three-bed rooms). Single rooms, if available, cost about 30-50% more.