Application Orchestra

Application for the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2018

Wolfgang Rihm artistic director
Matthias Pintscher principal conductor
Peter Eötvös, Sir Simon Rattle, Duncan Ward guest conductors
Teaching Faculty

Thursday, 16 August – Wednesday, 19 September 2018
Arrival day in Lucerne, Switzerland: Thursday, 16 August 2018
Departure day from Berlin, Germany: Wednesday, 19 September 2018

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 Peter Eötvös, Fritz Hauser, György Kurtág, Luigi Nono, Karlheinz Stockhausen, and Bernd Alois Zimmermann, 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 Hamburg and Berlin.

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
Monday, 15 January 2018

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 2018. 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

Monday, 15 January 2018

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