Lucerne Festival Academy 2022

Application for the Lucerne Festival Academy 2022
Wolfgang Rihm
Artistic Director
Pierre Boulez † Founder and Honorary President
Thomas Adès, Sylvain Cambreling, Elena Schwarz and Tyshawn Sorey Guest Conductors

12 August - 9 September 2022
Arrival Day in Lucerne: Friday, 12 August
Departure Day from Lucerne: Friday, 9 September

Through daily rehearsals and workshops, participants of the Lucerne Festival Academy will work on contemporary orchestral, ensemble and chamber music repertoire by an exciting range of composers, including Wolfgang Rihm, Dieter Ammann, Igor Stravinsky, Thomas Adès, Tyshawn Sorey, 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 Lucerne Festival Academy. Travel, accommodation and meals, as well as instrumental parts are provided by Lucerne Festival.

You can find the program of the Lucerne Festival Academy 2022 here.

Profile of Participants
– Advanced music students and professional musicians
– Age limit: For the first participation in the Lucerne Festival Academy, the age limit is 28 years (cut-off date: 1.8.2022). For musicians from the Academy Network who have already attended the Academy once, the age limit for re-registration is 32 years (cut-off date: 1.8.2022). 
– Participation: You can attend the Academy a maximum of three times.
– Course language: English

Documents to be submitted online
– Photo (headshot)
– Curriculum vitae in English (maximum of two pages)
– Video recording of the required audition repertoire and the excerpts

The Lucerne Festival Contemporary Leaders will decide on active participation upon receipt of the registration forms and recordings. The results of the selections will be announced by mid of March 2022. 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, 13 February 2022 (23:59 Swiss Time; CET)

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation in the Lucerne Festival Academy.

The Lucerne Festival Academy will cover the travel expenses of each active participant.

The Lucerne Festival Academy will arrange and cover the cost of accommodation of each active participant in a local host family.

Each active participant of the Lucerne Festival Academy will receive a daily lump sum of CHF 40 for the main meals.

The Lucerne Festival Academy will provide all instrumental parts for the orchestral and ensemble repertoire. 

The closing date for applications is 18.02.2022.
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