International Conducting Workshop

2022 Call for Applications


Submission period

Mon Mar 7 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun May 1 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Sat May 14 at 04PM UTC

European Creative Academy for Music and Musicians
In cooperation with the ensemble Ars Nova and the Peter Eötvös Foundation's Mentoring Program

Dates – place: Saturday August 13, 2022 to Saturday August 20, 2022 – Impérial Palace, Annecy (France)

Ensemble in Residence 2022: Ensemble Ars Nova (France)
Instructors 2022: Stefano Gervasoni (composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer) and Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer)

The 2022 edition offers young conductors the following opportunities:
- Masterclass with Gregory Vajda and Peter Eötvös on selected reportoire (see participation details)
- Working with ensemble Ars Nova, an outstanding French music ensemble recognized for its commitment to new music and educational transmission
- Working with young composers selected for this edition of ECA and conducting their new works*
- Public concert at the end of the Academy
*The conducting workshop will be ran in parallel with the composer’s workshop where the selected active participants will also rehearse new works specially written for this summer academy and for the musicians of Ensemble Ars Nova.
Conductors are welcome to participate as active listener (non-podium participant).

- No Age Limit but priority will be given to conductors at the start of their careers and/or undergoing training at a higher education institution

- Registration and tuition fees are fully covered by ECA for all participants.
- Lodging costs are fully covered by ECA for all participants.
- Travel costs are the cost of participants.

Application deadline May 1, 2022.
The results will be announced no later than the 2nd week of May 2022.

Participation Details
- P. Eötvös, Da Capo (16 instruments)
- S. Gervasoni, new work (11 instruments)
- G. Vajda, You Will Cry at the End (11 instruments)
- 4 new works by selected composers for the 2022 edition

Selected conductors
- have to prepare all the scores mentioned in the “Repertoire” section above.*
- must attend all masterclasses and rehearsals
- will conduct ensemble Ars Nova during the final concert on Saturday, August 20, 2022
*The new works written by the selected composers will be sent to the selected conductors between middle July and the beginning of August 2022.
The attribution of the scores to the selected conductors will be made by the mentors.

Active listener – non-podium participant
You may also write to us to attend the academy as an active listener for all sessions.

Details and application form here