Application for the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2017

Wolfgang Rihm artistic director
Matthias Pintscher principal conductor
Heinz Holliger guest conductor
Teaching faculty

Saturday, 12 August – Tuesday, 5 September 2017
Arrival day in Lucerne, Switzerland: Saturday 12 August
Departure day from Hamburg, Germany: Tuesday 5 September

Through daily rehearsals and master classes, participants of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will work on contemporary orchestral, ensemble, and chamber music repertoire by an exciting range of composers, including Holliger, van der Aa, Francesconi, Cerha, Ligeti, Bartók, Koechlin, Debussy, and many others. Each participant's work will be supervised by internationally acclaimed conductors, composers, and musicians.
Academy participants will perform the works which they have prepared in several concerts that are part of the programming for LUCERNE FESTIVAL in Summer and on tour in Cologne and Hamburg.

Profile of Participants
– Advanced music students and professional musicians
– Age limit: 30 years
– Course language: English

Documents to be submitted (all documents can be submitted or filled out online)
– Application form (by doing the online registration and application)
– Audio/video recording of the required audition repertoire (see Audition repertoire)
– Curriculum vitae in English (maximum of two pages)
– List of contemporary works already performed
– Photo

Application deadline
Friday, 10 February 2017

The course management will decide on active participation upon receipt of the registration forms and recordings. The results of the selections will be announced by middle of March 2017. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence regarding the decisions will be conducted.
Applicants must include a recording of themselves playing the required audition repertoire; the recording must be uploaded online. Please note that the recording must not be edited in any way. 

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will cover the travel expenses of each active participant.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation of each active participant.

Each active participant in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra will receive a daily lump sum for the main meals.

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will provide all instrumental parts for the orchestral and ensemble repertoire. 

Apply now here!
Application deadline
Friday, 10 February 2017

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