Mentoring Program 2021

for young professional conductors and composers


Submission period

Mon Jul 6 at 4 AM UTC

End of submission period

Thu Oct 1 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Mon Nov 2 at 5 PM UTC


Age limit 35 years
The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is announcing a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for the calendar year 2021.

Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). Additional renowned guest professors and musicians will be invited for all working periods.

The main supporter of the program is Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

Peter Eötvös Foundation provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected young artists, and they can participate in the programs free of charge, as part of the mentoring program. The mentored young artists in order to widen their professional network will get the chance to have special consultations with orchestra managers, festival managers, communication specialists, and they could also visit great concerts halls, opera houses.

A full portfolio of all mentored artists will be ready by the end of the mentoring year. The portfolio will contain photos, video- and audio-recordings, interviews, recommendation letters and other promotional materials.

After the mentoring year, mentored artists, conductors and composers will have the possibility to showcase their work with our partner orchestras, the Danubia Orchestra Óbuda (Budapest) and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra (Pécs).

We welcome 2 conductors and 2 composers for the mentoring year.

The selection process has two phases. First the application materials will be reviewed by the leading professors, then we will arrange a video-call for personal audition purposes. For the second round a maximum of 10 conductors and 10 composers will be selected.

Application terms and conditions:

The application is open to all nationalities, we invite young professional conductors and composers to apply.

Age limit: 35 years (anybody with his/her 36th Birthday after 31th of December, 2020)

Details are available at web pages: