Hans Zender Akademie

November 13–22, 2021


Submission period

Fri Jul 16 at 2:53 AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Aug 30 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Thu Sep 30 at 4 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

150 €


applicants must have been born in 1991 or after
November 13–22, 2021 in Meersburg/Bodensee

inviting applications from

Instrumentalists (Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello)
Singers (Female Voices)

The International Ensemble Modern Academy e.V. (IEMA) is partnering with the City of Meersburg, Hans Zender’s last place of residence, to establish a new international master class: the Hans Zender Academy.

The course is intended for advanced students or professionals at the outset of their careers in instrumental performance, voice/singing and composition. Guided by experienced instructors who are Ensemble Modern members, the singer Salome Kammer and the composer Nikolaus Brass, a broad range of repertoire will be rehearsed, chief among it one of Hans Zender’s main works, “Cabaret Voltaire” (2001/02), which was inspired by dadaism. Further works by Giacinto Scelsi, Paul Hindemith, Nikolaus Brass, Maurice Ravel and Arnold Schoenberg round out a programme which is also devoted to tracing the sonic dimensions of language.

The working period culminates in concerts and events – the Meersburg Concert Conversations. A further performance is planned on November 22, 2021 at the Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.

Application deadline for instrumentalists/singers: August 30, 2021
Application deadline for composers: September 15, 2021

Details are available at web pages: