Lucerne Festival Academy

April 14, 2015 in All Opportunities, Composers by mwhiteside

The Roche Young Commissions programme is an unique collaboration between Roche, LUCERNE FESTIVAL and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Since 2003, Roche has worked with its partners to award regular commissions for new musical works by some of the world’s most important contemporary composers. Now a further expression of the partnership between Roche and LUCERNE FESTIVAL is the launch of Roche Young Commissions.

Every two years, alternating with the ongoing Roche Commissions programme, two young composers will be selected and commissioned to write orchestral works. Working closely with two young conductors, the Roche Young Commissions awardees will have two years to complete their compositions, which will premiere at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer, commencing in 2015.

Pierre Boulez will consult with the young composers in an advisory capacity at various stages of their work. At the end of the project’s first year and as part of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2014, fragments or sections of each new work will be studied and rehearsed with the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra. These rehearsals will give the composers a unique opportunity to try out different orchestrations and compositional variants with the Academy’s orchestra. The two new works will then be premiered at LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer 2015.
Beyond the actual awarding of a commission, Roche embraces the interaction by scientists with the composers and their music.

Please find here some more information about the ongoing Roche Young Commissions.

Apply for next Roche Young Commissions.