Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2021

Application for the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2021
Wolfgang Rihm Artistic Director
Pierre Boulez † Founder and Honorary President
David Robertson, Ilan Volkov, Lin Liao, Johanna Malangré Guest Conductors

Dates
13 August - 10 September 2021
Arrival Day in Lucerne: Friday, 13 August
Departure Day from Berlin: Friday, 10 September

Course
Through daily rehearsals and master classes, participants of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will work on contemporary orchestral, ensemble, and chamber music repertoire by an exciting range of composers, including Pierre Boulez, Rebecca Saunders, Anton Webern, Igor Stravinsky, and many others. Each participant's work will be supervised by internationally acclaimed conductors, composers, and musicians. Academy participants will perform the works which they have prepared in several concerts that are part of the programming for the Summer Festival.
There is no fee for the application and for active participation in the Orchestra of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. Travel, accommodation, and meals, as well as instrumental parts are provided by the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY.

Program
You can find the program of LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY 2021 here.

Profile of Participants
– Advanced music students and professional musicians
– Age limit: 30 years (born in 1991)
– Course language: English

Documents to be submitted online
– Photo (headshot)
– Video recording of the required repertoire
– Curriculum vitae in English (maximum of two pages)
– List of contemporary works already performed

Audition
The course management will decide on active participation upon receipt of the registration forms and recordings. The results of the selections will be announced by end of April 2021. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence regarding the decisions will be conducted. Applicants must include a recordings of themselves playing the required audition repertoire; the recording must be uploaded online. Please note that the recording must not be edited in any way. 

Application deadline
Sunday, 14 March 2021

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra.

Travel
The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will cover the travel expenses of each active participant.

Accommodation
The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation of each active participant in a local host family.

Meals
Each active participant in the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY Orchestra will receive a daily lump sum for the main meals.

Scores
The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will provide all instrumental parts for the orchestral and ensemble repertoire. 

Contact
academy@lucernefestival.ch
The closing date for applications is 14.03.2021.