Spotlight on Unsuk Chin

workshop for conductors and composers


Submission period

Tue Feb 22 at 05AM UTC

End of submission period

Mon Aug 1 at 09:59PM UTC

Results date

Mon Aug 15 at 04PM UTC

Entry or Course Fee

Conductors 700 €, Composers 300 €


Age limit 35 years

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a workshop for conductors and composers between 3-8 October 2022, in Budapest (Hungary). The closing concert of the masterclass will be part of the Liszt Festival organized by Müpa. Selected active conductors and mentees of the Foundation will have the possibility to work on two pieces by Unsuk Chin and a new piece by a mentee composer will be rehearsed and performed, too.


Due to the ongoing pandemic cancellations and changes are possible in the program. Before travelling make sure you know all the details of the latest travel regulations as these regulations may change quite frequently. To enter our masterclass you have to be fully vaccinated with a proven record.

Unsuk Chin is one of the leading contemporary composers of our era with her operatic and orchestral pieces performed all over the world.

"My music is a reflection of my dreams. I try to render into music the visions of immense light and of an incredible magnificence of colours that I see in all my dreams, a play of light and colours floating through the room and at the same time forming a fluid sound sculpture. Its beauty is very abstract and remote, but it is for these very qualities that it addresses the emotions and can communicate joy and warmth." — Unsuk Chin, 2003

As this workshop is part of the foundation’s Mentoring Program there will be a new chamber piece written for the workshop by a mentored composer of the foundation. The workshop offers working sessions with Peter Eötvös, Unsuk Chin, Gregory Vajda and the mentored composer Jonsung OH.

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

BALÁZS HORVÁTH, composer, professor (Hungary)

Guest: UNSUK CHIN, composer (South Korea / Germany)

Featuring: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, József Balog pianist, Aurél Holló percussionist

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

Application deadline: 1 August 2022


Selected active conductor participants: 700 €

(to be paid until 22 August 2022)

Selected active composers: 300 € (to be paid until 22 August 2022)

Observers: 100 € (to be paid until 12 September 2022)

Confirmation of the active status will be sent until 15 August 2022.

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