Online Composition Course

VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival


Submission period

Thu Jan 9 at 5 AM UTC

End of submission period

Sun May 10 at 8:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri May 15 at 4 PM UTC
The Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center «» announces the VII St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, taking place from May 25th — June 1st, 2020 as an online festival due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Internationally-renowned musical collectives will be performing, such as Saint Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra (Russia), Les Percussions de Strasbourg (France), Adapter (Germany), Lemniscate (Switzerland), Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (Russia), Trio SÆTENWIND (Switzerland), Duo Mixed Sound Personnel (Germany) and more.

Within the framework of the 2020 festival, offers an Online Composition Course which will be held from May 21st — June 1st, 2020. The Composition Course gives participants access to distinguished composers, online composition lessons and live stream lectures while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed home-work environment and enjoying from the festival live streams and virtual concerts and its other events.

During the 10 days, participants will have individual lessons with the three tutors at least, and they are welcome to attend at any time, and as much or as little as their course activities allow, to observe other lessons and lectures. Each participant will have the opportunity to supervise the preparation of his/her own work from the very beginning to its online concert performance or interactive online presentation, may discuss the composition and execution aspects of his/her work with the tutors and the ensemble’s directors or may have personal contact with the individual instrumentalists.


The program will run from May 21st — June 1st, 2020.

April 12, May 10 and May 15


Joanna Bailie (United Kingdom), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Raphaël Cendo (France), Yuri Kasparov (Russia) and Dmitri Kourliandski (Russia).


All composers age 18 and over.


Group A: €390
Group B: This option is temporarily unavailable.
Group C: €190
Free Auditors: €22


1— 3 Participants will be selected to be performed on the next Festival in May 2021 and their work to be published by Edition

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