Composition Mentoring Program Philharmonie Berlin / Universal Edition

With David Moliner + Universal Edition + Philharmonie Berlin


Submission period

Thu Jun 29 at 04AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Aug 31 at 10:59PM UTC

Results date

Tue Sep 5 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course fee 350 € per session
We are delighted to announce a 8-month long composition mentorship program led by David Moliner, renowned composer and international percussion soloist. It is meant to address advanced student composers, emergent young composers or advanced composers who want to work actively on the percussion world to enhance their technical skills premiering their works at the Philharmonie Berlin (Kammersaal) by David Moliner.

The objective of this mentorship program is to promote marimba as a concertante instrument, establishing 6 new premieres into marimba repertory. The works will be premised on the influence of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and Iannis Xenakis, both pioneer composers. This workshop program has the aim to globally emphasize and diffuse selected composers works through a concert in Philharmonie Berlin in June 2024 as well as meetings with classical/contemporary music promoters in Musikverein Vienna offices. These selected composers will have the opportunity to publish the works in Universal Edition for one year. Of these, 2 selected composers will receive the scodo "Professional" subscription for one year free of charge. The remaining 4 will receive a voucher for a free submission via scodo and a discounted "Professional" subscription.

6 advanced student composers will be selected around the world. This 6 composers will be tutored by David Moliner in 7 monthly individual-collective online meetings where they will be guided through different technical sections of percussion such as: Theoretical Approaches of Percussion, Percussion Techniques, Percussion History Writing, Percussion Historical Solo Works, Xenakis music influence as well as Composition Individual Lessons. One collective meeting will take place at the Musikverein offices. This encounter will offer plenty of opportunities for professional networking and establishing meaningful international and professional friendships.

A concert is planned at the Philharmonie Berlin during the end of June 2024 (exact date to be announced). The concert will feature also major concert promoters from Germany, Austria and Switzerland concert halls to meet current emerging composers.

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