4th International Young Composers Academy

19 — 30 July 2020

4th International Young Composers Academy

19 — 30 July 2020

The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.

This year’s tutors:
Oscar Bianchi (director and professor)
Francesca Verunelli (professor)
Quatuor Diotima (ensemble in residence)

Guests:
Asia Ahmetjanova
Junghae Lee
Adam Maor
Michael Wertmüller

Description of the Composition Academy:
• world premieres of participants’ works by Quatuor Diotima
• one to one lessons with faculty composers
• lectures, seminars by faculty & guest composers + participants’ showcase
• masterclass with the Quatour Diotima

Focus of the 2020 edition will be: composing for string quartet

Selected participants will be asked to write works to be premiered in Lugano during the festival. Each participant will benefit of dedicated and coached rehearsals and individual lessons. Faculty composers will hold lectures and each participants will have the chance to publicly present their work. A roster of five renown Swiss composers will contribute to the academy participating to the diverse dynamic of the workshop.