Forum Wallis Academy for Composition Students

Forum Wallis Academy for Composition Students 2019

Swiss Contemporary Music Festival Forum Wallis 2019 hosted by IGNM-VS (ISCM Valais Section) announces the Forum Wallis Academy for Composition Students FoWACS. Within the Academy, works for small and medium-sized chamber music ensembles will be analyzed, rehearsed and performed in an exemplary and practice-oriented manner. The tutors are internationally renowned composers, conductors and musicians.

Musicians 2019:
Zafraan Ensemble Berlin (Fl, Cl, Vle, Vc, Pno, Perc)
UMS ́n JIP (Voc, Blfl, Elec),’n_JIP_(Ensemble_für_Neue_Musik) Manuel Mengis (Trp, Elec),
Hanspeter Pfammatter (Keys, Elec),

Conductor 2019:
Erik Oña,ña

Composers 2019:
Stefano Gervasoni, Beat Furrer, Caspar Johannes Walter, Panayiotis Kokoras, Christophe Schiess, Nadir Vassena, Erik Oña, Cecilia Villanueva, Ulrike Mayer-Spohn, Javier Hagen

Target group: Composers & Composition students, by preference 1st and 2nd year BA, no national restrictions
Language: English
Maximum number of participants: 10
Duration: 3.-10. June 2019, arrival 2.6., departure 10.6. Concerts: 8th, 9th and 10th June 2019, Leuk Castle
Costs: CHF 700 (includes academy fees and accommodation in double rooms 2.-10.6.)
Scholarships: IGNM-VS offers up to 5 scholarships (CHF 500 each) and provides letters of recommendation for travel grants upon request. No registration fee.

Please send a CV, 1 score and a letter of motivation to IMPORTANT: In The Subject of the e-mail please write FORUM WALLIS ACADEMY 2019; all required documents (CV, score, letter of motivation) have to be matched into 1 ZIP folder. Submission deadline: 15.1.2019. A jury consisting of 2 members of the IGNM-VS board and Erik Oña (conductor) selects a maximum of 10 participants by 1.3.2019. Only the selected alumni will be notified of the selection (by e- mail).

15 Jan 2019