19 - 30 July 2020
The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.
• 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.
Swiss composers introduce themselves
Five renowned Swiss composers who present their own work and composing technique in a seminar. Thanks to these seminars, the international participants of the IYCA, of the Ticino Music Festival and the audience have the opportunity to take a look at the multiple scene of new music in Switzerland. The seminars are held as part of the Ticino Music Festival, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The IYCA director, Oscar Bianchi, has chosen speakers from different backgrounds: composers with Swiss roots, active mainly abroad, and foreign composers active mainly in Switzerland. Not only do we find new music in its most diverse facets, but also microtonality, improvisation, electronics, and sound installations are covered.
Supported by Pro Helvetia
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.
Fill out the online application form by clicking the button below:
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.
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.