5th International Young Composers Academy

19 - 31 July 2021


Submission period

Thu Dec 17, 2020 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun Jan 31 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sun Feb 28 at 5 PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Course Fee: CHF 790.— (€ 715)
The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.

This year’s guests
Oscar Bianchi (director)
Ictus Ensemble

Description of the Composition Academy

• world premieres of participants' works by Ictus Ensemble + soloists
• one to one lessons with faculty composers
• lectures, seminars by faculty & guest composers + participants' showcase
• masterclass with the Ictus Ensemble

Focus of the 2021 edition will be: composing for ensemble

Selected participants will be asked to write works to be premiered in Lugano during the festival. Each participant will benefit of dedicated and coached rehearsals and individual lessons. Faculty composers will hold lectures and each participants will have the chance to publicly present their work. A roster of five renown Swiss composers will contribute to the academy participating to the diverse dynamic of the workshop.

Selection: free
Course Fee: CHF 790.— (€ 715).

CHF 250.— (€225) to be paid by March 31st, 2021.
CHF 540.— (€ 490) to be paid by May 31st, 2021.

Scholarships will be awarded.

Details are available at web pages: