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First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg

First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg
Russian Musical Union
International MolOt Group
Russian institute of Art History
Youth Department of Russian Composers Union

are delighted to present

The First International master-courses for young composers in St. Petersburg
The master-courses will take place in St. Petersburg on the base of Russian institute of Art History from November 19 to November 26, 2017.
The invited professors for the master-courses are composers Alexander Knaifel (St. Petersburg, Russia) and Helena Tulve (Tallinn, Estonia).

The master-courses have two sections:
Music for chamber ensemble
Music for chamber choir

The performing ensembles of the master-courses are St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble and Festino Chamber Choir.

Ensemble lineup:
Flute (also piccolo, alto)
Clarinet (also piccolo, bass)
Piano (also MIDI-keyboard)
Violin
Cello (also bass guitar)

The choir lineup is 16 voices (SATB, four singers for each part)

10 active participants of the master-courses will be selected from the pool of submissions (5 for “chamber ensemble” section and 5 for “chamber choir" section)

Foreign or nonresident participants will be provided with accommodation and meals during the master-courses, but are responsible for their travel to St. Petersburg.
The tuition fee of 100 USD is to be paid upon arrival to the seminar.

Active participation includes writing a new work either for MolOt-ensemble or Festino Chamber Choir (depending on section the participant applies to)
The duration limit is 5 minutes for choir works and 8 minutes for ensemble works.
During the master-courses each participant will have 2 private lessons with invited professors and 3 rehearsals with MolOt-ensemble or Festino Chamber Choir.
Each professor will also read lectures about the important aspects of composition and their own work.
The master-courses will include 2 concerts – the works of invited professors (November 19) and the works of seminar participants (November 26).

Participation as an auditor is possible – all master-courses events are open for the public.
Composers not older than 30 years old (at the time of the master-courses) are invited to apply.
To submit an application, please send the following materials to molot_ensemble@mail.ru before August 7, 2017.
Short bio
2 different photographs
2 or 3 of your recent scores – instrumental works for “chamber ensemble” section applicants and works including voice for “chamber choir” section applicants)
Recordings of the submitted works (desired, but not mandatory; links are OK)
Please indicate the section that you apply for.

For “chamber music” section participants the following instrumental combinations will be offered for writing a new work:
Violin, cello
Violin, cello, piano
Flute, clarinet, violin, cello
Flute, clarinet
Flute, clarinet, piano, violin, cello
The list of selected participants will be announced on August 31, 2017.
The participants will have to send a 50% ready score of the new work in progress before October 1, 2017. The entirely finished scores should be sent before November 1, 2017.
The master-courses curators:
Yaroslav Sudzilovsky,
President of International MolOt Group, the chairman of Youth Department of Russian Composers Union
Artur Zobnin,
Laureate of International Competitions, violinist and director of St. Petersburg MolOt-ensemble
Alexandra Makarova,
Laureate of International Competitions, artistic director of Festino Chamber Choir
Feel free to forward any questions to molot_ensemble@mail.ru
7 Aug 2017
U.S. Dollar (USD)

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