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Selection for Young Composers
5 – 14 July 2019, Bobbio (Piacenza, Italy)

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Application deadline: November 30th 2018
Tutors: Francesco Filidei and Fabien Lévy
Ensemble in residence: Divertimento Ensemble. Three musicians chosen from the Ulysses network (international network) will join the Divertimento Ensemble.
Conductor: Sandro Gorli

Applications are open for admission to Divertimento Ensemble’s fifth International Workshop for Young Composers (for ensemble). Up to 12 participants will be selected.

Interested composers, not exceeding the age of 35 (as of July 5th, 2019), should fulfill no later than november 30th, 2018 the form available online at the following link:

In the enrollment form you’ll be asked to attach:
– a score (pdf ) for a musical ensemble from 3 to 15 performers
– a recording of the submitted score (if available)
– copy of the passport or identity card (pdf)

Fulfilled the application form you’ll be addressed to the PayPal page to pay the enrollment fee of € 30 (This fee will only be reimbursed in case the course is cancelled.)
Alternatevely, should Pay Pal payment be not possible, you may proceed to bank transfer as follows:
IBAN IT70P0335901600100000101448 in the name of Divertimento Ensemble, (Banca Prossima) showing as payment reason First Name, Surname, IWYC – ensemble 2019.

You’ll then be asked to send copy of the money transfer to

A jury composed by the two tutors of the workshop together with two musicians of Divertimento Ensemble and their conductor will select no later than December 12, 2018 the twelve admitted composers.

Admitted composers will be asked to send, no later than May 15th, 2019 the score and the instrumental parts of the piece with which they will participate in the workshop.

The instrumental ensemble, of minimux six performers, will be included among the following instruments: flute (also piccolo, alto flute and bass flute), oboe (also English horn), clarinet (also also E flat and bass clarinet), horn, two violins,viola, cello, piano and percussions (percussions instruments must be previously agreed).

The piece, whose duration must not exceed 7 minutes, can be a new composition written specifically for the workshop, or an existing composition (including the one that has been submitted if in line with the instrumental ensemble).

During the ten days of the workshop, participants will have individual lessons with the two tutors and with the conductor of the ensemble to discuss their scores or other pieces, as well as working sessions with the performers of the ensemble; they shall listen to the rehearsals of their own work and of all the programmed pieces. They will participate in the scheduled masterclasses.

All the compositions will be performed in two public concerts in Bobbio on July 13 and 14, 2019.

Up to a maximum of three compositions will further be selected after the performances in Bobbio to be included in the Rondò 2020 concert season (Milan, January-June 2020).

It is possible to take part in the workshop in the workshop as observers.

The workshop overall schedule foresees the following time/activities to be divided among all the participants (in part at different
hours and in part overlappying):

– 36 hours of rehearsal with the ensemble (to be devided among all the scores);
– 30 hours of individual lessons with each of the two tutors (to be divided among all the participants);
– 6 hours of individual meetings with the conductor of the ensemble (to be divided among all the participants);
– 4 hours of individual meetings with the musicians;
– 2 hours of masterclasses by each of the two tutors.

Participation Fee
Participant: 600 euros (to be paied within January 15th, 2019)
Observer: 200 euros

One hostel and various structures offer accomodations at favourable prices

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