Spotlight on George Benjamin

workshop for conductors and composers


Submission period

Mon Jul 6 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Aug 24 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Aug 31 at 4 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Active conductor participants 700 €, active composer participants 300 €


Age limit 35 years
Spotlight on George Benjamin
workshop for conductors and composers
4-9 October, 2020, Budapest, Hungary


The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a workshop for conductors and composers focusing on chamber music between 4-9 October 2020, in Budapest (Hungary). Selected active conductors will have the possibility to work on George Benjamin’s Three Inventions and Divertimento by Béla Bartók.

Sir George Benjamin is one of the world’s foremost musicians, composer, conductor and professor at King’s College.

As this workshop is part of the foundation’s Mentoring Program there will be new chamber pieces written for the workshop by 2 mentored composers of the foundation. The workshop offers working sessions with Peter Eötvös, George Benjamin, Gregory Vajda and the two mentored composers: Leonardo Marino and Hankyeol Yoon.

The call is open for conductors and composers of all nationalities.

Age limit for active conductors and composers is 35 years, observers (conductors and composers) are accepted without age limit.

The course is suitable for advanced students and professionals with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.


PETER EÖTVÖS, conductor and composer (Hungary / Germany), founder
GREGORY VAJDA, conductor and composer (Hungary / USA ), program director

Guest: GEORGE BENJAMIN, composer-conductor (UK)

Featuring: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

Language of the course: English, German, French, Hungarian

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