Annual International Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky city (Perm region) is a unique project in Russia's contemporary music culture scene – the first and only large-scale international composer workshop in the country. Artistic director is a composer Dmitri Kourliandski.
Academy is a creative laboratory for young composers and musicians from around the world, including different Russian regions. Visiting professors are well-known composers who hold individual sessions and group lectures. During fortnight workshop the young composers write new compositions which are rehearsed and performed in a series of final concerts – in Tchaikovsky, in Perm and in Moscow by the leading Russian group – the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME). At the same time the MCME musicians carry out individual and ensemble master-classes for young Russian performers from Perm and Perm region.
Privacy and rest, remoteness from noise and big cities, wonderful landscapes dispose to fruitful creative concentration. Tchaikovsky is the unique city in the world, called in honor of the composer, apparently, is created to be a cradle of musical creativity.
54 applications from 26 countries were received for the First International Young Composers Academy (September, 2011). 15 young composers (12 students, 3 stagers) from 7 countries were selected for participation. Pierluigi Billone (Italy) and Franck Bedrossian (France) were invited as visiting professors of Academy-2011.
110 applications from 39 countries were received for the Second International Young Composers Academy (September, 2012). 16 young composers (12 students, 3 stagers and the special mention participant) from 9 countries were selected for participation. Mark Andre (France/Germany) and Klaus Lang (Austria) were invited as visiting professors of Academy-2012.
114 applications from 36 countries were received for the Third International Young Composers Academy (September, 2013) 17 young composers from 9 countries were selected for participation. Antoine Beuger (Netherlands/Germany) and Jean-Luc Herve (France) were invited as visiting professors of Academy-2013.
123 applications from 41 countries were received for the Fourth International Young Composers Academy 15 young composers and 8 scholars from 15 countries were selected for participation. Philipp Leroux (France) and Franceso Filidei (Italy) were invited as visiting professors of Academy-2014.
The Sixth Academy will take place August 30 – September 12, 2016
in Tchaikovsky city (Perm region) and in Perm.
Carola Bauckholt (Germany) Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland) Fabien Levy (France)
Soloists of the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble
The project organizers:
ANO Centre for New Music Initiatives
Department of Culture and Arts of Tchaikovsky Municipal Area Administration
Perm Regional Organization “Russian Folklore Union”
Perm Organization “Composers Union of Russia”
The Academy will take place with the support from:
Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation
Ministry of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communication of Perm Region
Administration of Tchaikovsky Municipal Area
Perm State Academy of Art and Culture
Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation
Embassy of France and French Institute in Russia
Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council within the program “Swiss Made in Russia”
Embassy of Switzerland in Russia
Austrian Cultural Forum
Moscow State Philharmonics
Young Composers Meeting (the Netherlands) http://www.ereprijs.nl/YCM.aspx
The European Musical Creation Workshop (Spain) http://www.emcw.eu/es/
COURSE (Ukraine) http://entmusic.org/articles/course-2012-pres-relise-ta-kalendar
Gaudeamus Muziekweek (the Netherlands) http://www.muziekweek.nl/index.php
Third Academy: the press, biographies, photographies