5th International Young Composers Academy

19 - 31 July 2021


Submission period

Wed Jan 20 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Feb 28 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Mar 15 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course Fee: CHF 790.— (€ 715)
The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.

This year’s tutors:
ICTUS ensemble
Oscar Bianchi
Juste Janulyte
Mauro Lanza

Fritz Hauser
David Philip Hefti
Thomas Kessler
Barblina Meierhans
Annette Schmucki

Description of the Composition Academy

• world premieres of participants’ works by Ictus Ensemble
• one to one lessons with faculty composers
• lectures, seminars by faculty & guest composers + participants’ showcase
• masterclass with the Ictus Ensemble

Selected participants will be asked to write works to be premiered in Lugano during the academy. 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.

Application Fee: CHF 0
Participation Fee: CHF 790.— (€ 730).

Scholarships will be awarded.

Details are available at web pages: