4th International Young Composers Academy

19 - 30 July 2020


Submission period

Thu Dec 5, 2019 at 8:13 AM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Jan 31 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Sat Feb 15 at 5 PM UTC
The International Young Composers Academy aims at strengthening the collaboration between composers, performers and ensembles.

2020 Edition:
Oscar Bianchi (faculty composer and artistic director)
Francesca Verunelli (faculty composer)
Quatuor Diotima (ensemble in residence)

Description of the Composition Academy

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

Focus of the 2020 edition will be: composing for string quartet

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.

Details are available at web pages: