International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS 2017, Radziejowice, Poland

The Music Gardens Foundation is pleased to invite young composers (up to 35 years old) from all over the world to participate in the 2017 edition of the International Summer Course for Composers SYNTHETIS, which will take place in Radziejowice (near Warsaw, Poland) between July 17 and 29, 2017.

The participants of this year’s edition of the Course will have an opportunity to attend lectures and individual meetings with such renowned composers as:
Agata Zubel (Poland),
Marco Stroppa (Italy),
Ramon Lazkano (Spain),
Stefan Prins (Belgium),
Heiner Goebbels (Germany),
as well as the Course’s artists-in-residence: Ewa Liebchen (flute) and Tadeusz Wielecki (double bass). At the final concert, these two talented artists will perform some of the works composed during the Course.

Traditionally, the SYNTHETIS events will be held at the Radziejowice Palace - a beautiful complex situated 50 km from Warsaw. The venue, surrounded by a picturesque landscape and originally dating back to the 17th century, thanks to its unique atmosphere has become a work facility for artists, writers, musicians and painters. Its intimate character provides excellent conditions to create both highly cooperative environment and creativity-enhancing atmosphere.

SYNTHETIS, created and directed by Zygmunt Krauze, is a successful reactivation of the legendary composition courses initiated in 1980 by the Polish Society for Contemporary Music. The key objective of the Course is to allow each and every participant not only to develop his or her artistic skills, but also to work in an environment where exchange of experience is essential.

The applicants will be admitted on a first-come-first-serve basis. More information and on-line application form at:

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