Sixth International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky City

March 24, 2016 in All Opportunities, Composers, residencey and summerschool by mwhiteside

August, 30 – September 12, 2016

Tchaikovsky city, Perm, Moscow

Carola Bauckholt (Germany), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Fabien Levy (France)

Performers/MCME soloists:
Ivan Bushuev, flute (+ piccolo, alto-fl)
Oleg Tantsov, clarinet (+ bass-clarinet)
Mikhail Dubov, piano
Natalia Pschenitschnikova, voice
Vladislav Pessin, violin
Ilya Rubinstein, cello

According to the applications professional jury will select 12 students and 3 stagers of any nationality up to 35 years old. Students will have a possibility to work during 12 days on a new composition under the patronage of well known composers. The compositions will be premiered by Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble in the frames of the Academy in the Tchaikovsky city and in Moscow. Stagers receive individual classes of Academy professors and attend all events of the Academy.

Each student will have 6 hours of individual lessons (2 hour-long lessons with each professor), 1 hour-long individual meeting with each musician (participating in the piece performance) and 3 hour-long rehearsals with the musicians of the Moscow Ensemble (under the professors’ patronage). Each stager will have 3 hours of individual lessons (1 hour-long lessons with each professor).

Besides individual lessons, each professor will hold 2 open three-hour-long lectures, and each student and stager will have a hour-long presentation.

I. Selection procedure:
Dead-line: Applications sent before May 15, 2016.
Date of birth – 1981 or later.
Jury selects 15 participants of the Academy: 12 students and 3 stagers.
Selected composers will receive confirmations by e-mail before June 15, 2016.
Before August 10, 2016 the 12 selected composers have to send the draft of the score.
In case composer rejects participation another composer is invited instead.

II. Applications are to be sent by e-mail and must include:
1. First name, Surname
2. Home address
3. Country
4. Phone
5. e-mail, web-site
6. Date of Birth
7. Citizenship/Nationality
8. Composers short biography (150 words)
9. Three scores of any line-up in pdf
10. Links to the downloadable recording of 1-2 pieces in .mp3 (you can use or something else)
11. Copy of passport (main page) – valid till mid march 2017
12. Current photograph of the composer

Send applications to:

III. Selected students are proposed to compose a 6-8 minutes piece (or a complete part of a bigger work) for one of the following instrumental combinations:

1. Flute / flute alto / piccolo
2. Clarinet / bass clarinet
3. Piano
4. Voice
5. Violin
6. Cello
7. Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello
8. Flute, clarinet, violin, cello
9. Flute, piano, violin
10. Clarinet, voice, cello
11. Flute, clarinet, voice
12. Piano, violin, cello

Students can propose their own combinations as well. Organisers will try to distribute the instrumental line-ups in accordance with the participants will

IV. Financial conditions:
Selected composers pay only travel to Moscow. Travel from Moscow to Tchaikovsky and back, food, accommodation and studies are covered by the Academy.

V. Accommodation and study:
All participants will be accommodated in a hotel in double rooms with sink. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Internet access.
All events will take place in the municipal musical college.

VI. Additional possibilities:
Wishing to come at their own expenses are welcome. The free listeners can follow all public events of the Academy: lectures, presentations, rehearsals, concerts, but they have no possibility for individual classes. The number of free listeners is limited. Contact the Academy direction for the details.

We recommend you to contact us as soon as possible for the details of arrival, transfer and visa support.

VII. Honorable mentions are previewed by the end of the Academy:
Invitation to the next Academy, performances during 2016-2017 concert season in Russia and abroad, etc.

VIII. Contacts:
Victoria Korshunova, director of MCME:
Dmitri Kourliandski, artistic director of Academy:

Send applications to:

The concert in Moscow will take place on September. Students can stay in Moscow at their own. The Academy Administration can’t cover accommodation in Moscow but can help to find the cheap hotels/hostels.