The contemporary flute repertoire

August 13 - 18, 2019


Submission period

Mon Apr 15 at 8 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sat Jun 1 at 2 PM UTC

Results date

Sat Jun 15 at 2 PM UTC



Nicolas Hodges

An active repertoire that encompasses such composers as Beethoven, Berg, Brahms, Debussy, Schubert and Stravinsky reinforces pianist Nicolas Hodges’ special prowess in contemporary music. As Tempo magazine has written: “Hodges is a refreshing artist; he plays the classics as if they were written yesterday, and what was written yesterday as if it were already a classic.” In the 2017/18 season he performs as a soloist at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, at the Fundación Juan March in Madrid, at Wigmore Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and as part of the Ultraschall Festival Berlin. Furthemore he is invited to perform with Staatsorchester Stuttgart under the baton of Sylvain Camberling, as well as with the Philharmonia Orchestra London at Royal Festival Hall together with Beat Furrer. With Britten Sinfonia he plays the Piano Concerto of Gerald Barry in London, Amsterdam and Norwich under the baton of Thomas Ades. At the Festival AFEKT he plays chamber music at the final concert in Tallinn with his Trio Accanto. In chamber music Nicolas collaborates regularly with the Arditti Quartet, Adrian Brendel, Colin Currie, Ilya Gringolts, Anssi Karttunen, Michael Wendeberg, Carolin Widmann and as a member of the Trio Accanto.


6 pianists (M/F)


A masterclass focussing on contemporary piano music is offered by the pianist Nicolas Hodges.


The masterclass will be taught as group lessons, allowing wide-ranging and in-depth discussions of the repertoire at hand. Practice facilities will be available whenever the sessions are not taking place.


Students will be expected to bring at least one work out of each of the following categories :

1. Works written in the pasts 5 years by a composer under 40, born or living in the same country as the pianist

2. Works by a composer not born or living in the same country as the pianist

3. Works of the post-1945 avant-garde by Berio, Boulez, Cage, Carter, Feldman, Kagel, Stockhausen etc

The selected students will be invited to explore the Claude Helffer collection at the Mahler Music Library: annotated scores, archives (analysis documents, lecture notes, lectures, etc.).

This worshop is supported by the MMM, in partnership with the Royaumont Foundation.

The Mahler Music Library (MMM) founded in 1986 by Henry-Louis de La Grange and Maurice Fleuret is supported by the Ministry of Culture (DGCA / DGMIC) and the Fondation de France. EY is the main sponsor of the MMM.

Since 2016, the Royaumont Foundation has been managing the Mahler Mediatheque Musicale and enhancing its collections through various research, training and dissemination projects.


Selection Online application on the Ulysses platform

Selection upon application material:

• Biography

• CV (résumé)

• Letter of application

• Photo

• Letter to Association des Amis de Royaumont (if elligible, check tuition possibilities)

• Minimum 2 recordings (youtube/ Vimeo/ Soundcloud) of representative repertoire

• Performers should provide a list of contemporary repertory already performed

• Proposed list of the repertoire


Apply before: 1st July 2018



From 10 to 15 December 2018 - 6 days

Public presentation : Fenêtre sur cour(s) on December 15, 2018 – 15:00


Tuition charges

The financial participation charged to students consists of:

- registration (150 €)

- membership of the Association des amis de Royaumont (15 €)

- access to the François Lang Music Library (12 €)

- a contribution to accommodation expenses Tuition possibilities according to your situation are detailed below (Tuition possibilities).


The Fondation Royaumont covers:

- all subsistence expenses (accommodation, meals) and pedagogical costs (teaching, instruments…) for the entire duration of the course (except specific case)

- transfer costs from Viarmes train station to the abbey (round trip). The participant takes on his own:

- travel expenses (round trip) from his place of residence to Viarmes train station

- musical scores


Tuition possibilities

Intermittent du spectacle:

for intermittents du spectacle (short-term contract workers in the music industry): by AFDAS if you fulfil the following conditions: two years of activity, 48 fee units (jours) in France, justified by Congés Spectacles certificates and payslips;

Procedure :

1. As soon as you are selected by the Fondation Royaumont, you check that you are a AFDAS beneficiary and inform the Fondation

2. The Fondation Royaumont sends you a quotation, the presentation of the training and the AFDAS tuition form completed by Royaumont

3. You fill the AFDAS tuition form and gather the files requested by AFDAS

4. You send your tuition form to AFDAS no later than 4 weeks before the first day of training

5. You and the Fondation Royaumont receive the AFDAS answer If you are eligible for any of the above aids, you will pay only the registration fee, a total amount of 177 €.

Salaried employee:

for salaried employees (full- or part-time): check with your employer its training programme;

If you are eligible for any of the above aids, you will pay only the registration fee, a total amount of 177 €.


for jobseekers: consult the local branch of Pôle Emploi; If you are eligible for the above aid, you will pay only the registration fee, a total amount of 177 €.


 The Association des amis de Royaumont scholarships 2018

- to instrumentalists born after 1 January 1993

- to singers born after 1st January 1990

- to choregrapher or composer born after 1st January 1986

The Association des amis de Royaumont awards scholarships who do not yet have a regular professional activity and whose situation meets the age limits detailed above, on artistic potential and financial situation. These awards are decided by board meetings of the Association on the basis of written dossiers (CV [résumé] and letter of application).

If you are eligible for the above aid, you will pay only the registration fee, a total amount of 177 €.

Participants ineligible for any other form of financial aid will pay registration fees, membership to the Amis de Royaumont, access to the library and part of the accomodation fees, ie a total of 237 € whereas the Fondation covers complementary cost of training.