Divertimento Ensemble – International Workshop for Young Composers

October 19, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

July 8-17, 2016 – Bobbio (PC)

Applications are open for admission to Divertimento Ensemble’s second International Workshop for Young Composers.
Up to 10 participants will be selected.

Tutors: Alessandro Solbiati and Mauro Lanza
Ensemble in residence: Divertimento Ensemble
Conductor: Sandro Gorli
Masterclasses:
Maria Grazia Bellocchio – The prepared piano from Cage to nowadays
Corrado Rojac – The playing techniques of the contemporary accordion

Interested composers not exceeding the age of 35 (as of 8 July 2016), should apply by submitting to the address mail@divertimentoensemble.it no later than November 30, 2015:
– a score (in digital form) for ensemble 3 to 15 musicians
– a recording of the submitted score (if available)
– application for admission: ModuloIscrizioneWorkshop2016-eng
– a copy of the passport or identity card
– receipt of € 30 for the enrollment fee. This fee will only be reimbursed incase the course is cancelled.
Bank details: Banca Prossima, account in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448
BIC: BCITITMX, Banca Prossima – 20121, P.zza P. Ferrari 10 Milano;
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A jury composed by the two tutors of the workshop together with the conductor and two musicians of Divertimento Ensemble will select no later than December 10, 2015 the ten admitted composers.

Admitted composers must send, no later than May 15, 2016 the score and the instrumental parts of the piece with which they will participate in the workshop.

The piece, whose duration must not exceed 8 minutes, can be a new composition written specifically for the workshop, or an existing composition (including the one that has been submitted for the application); it should be written for instruments amongst the following: flute (also piccolo, alto flute), oboe (also English horn), B flat clarinet (also E flat, A and bass clarinet), piano, percussion (one performer, instruments to be agreed), accordion, violin, viola and cello.

During the ten days of the workshop, participants will have individual lessons with the two tutors and with the conductor of the ensemble to discuss their scores or other pieces, as well as working sessions with the performers of the ensemble; they shall listen to the rehearsals of their own work and of all the programmed pieces.

All the compositions will be performed in two public concerts in Bobbio on July 16 and 17 2016. Up to three compositions will further be selected after the performances in Bobbio and shall be included in the Rondò 2017 concert season (Milan, January-June 2017).

It is possible to participate in the workshop as observers.

The workshop overall schedule foresees the following time/activities to be divided among all the participants (in part at different hours and in part overlapping):
36 hours of rehearsal with the ensemble
28 hours of individual lessons with each of the two tutors (to be divided among all the participants)
8 hours of individual meetings with the conductor of the ensemble
4 hours of individual meetings with the instrumentalists
2 hours of masterclasses by each of the two tutors
4 hours of masterclasses by two musicians of the ensemble

Participation Fee
Participant: euro 500
Observer: euro 200

Accomodation
A youth hostel in Bobbio offers accommodation at highly accessible rates (from € 12.00 per person per night in triple/quadruple bedrooms).

 

Calendar
Friday, July 08
3-7 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors and the conductor of the ensemble (4 hours each)
Saturday, July 09
9,30-11,30 am – individual meetings with the musicians and the conductor of the ensemble
11,30 am-1,30 pm / 3-6 pm – first rehearsal of 5 compositions (1 hour for each composition)
10,30 am-1,30 pm / 3-6 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors (6 hours each)
6,30 pm – concert with compositions by the two tutors and the conductor
Sunday, July 10
9,30-11,30 am – individual meetings with musicians and the conductor of the ensemble
11,30 am-1,30 pm/3-6 pm – first rehearsal of the 5 left compositions (1 hour for each composition)
10,30 am-1,30 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons with the two tutors (6 hours each)
Monday, July 11
09,30-12,30/2,30-5,30 pm – second rehearsal of 6 compositions, in presence of the two tutors
6-8 pm – masterclass by Alessandro Solbiati
Tuesday, July 12
09,00 am-1,00 pm – second rehearsal of the 4 compositions left, in presence of the two tutors
6-8 pm – masterclass by Mauro Lanza
Wednesday, July 13
6-8 pm – masterclass by Maria Grazia Bellocchio
Thursday, July 14
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – third rehearsal of all the compositions
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons of the tutors or their participation in the rehersals with the ensemble
9-11 pm – masterclass by Corrado Rojac
Friday, July 15
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – fourth rehearsal of all the compositions
10,00 am -1,00 pm/3-6 pm – individual lessons of the tutors or their participation in the rehersals with the ensemble
Saturday, July 16
09,00-10,45 am – dress rehersal of the first concert
10,45 am -1,00 pm – dress rehersal of the second concert
9 pm – first concert (five compositions by the students)
Sunday, July 17
11,00 am – second concert (five compositions by the students)

 

Info:
Divertimento Ensemble
tel +39 02 49434973
cell. +39 338 2225014
info@divertimentoensemble.it