Conducting Fellowship 2022

Application for the Conducting Fellowship 2022


21 August – 4 September 2022

The Lucerne Festival Academy is offering a two-week-long Conducting Fellowship which invites four talented young conductors to become a part of the whole Lucerne Festival Academy experience. The selected conductors will join the masterclass in conducting by our composer-in-residence Thomas Adès (played by Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra) and the Composer Seminar by Wolfgang Rihm and Dieter Ammann (played by IEMA-Ensemble). As part of the Composer Seminar the selected conductors will rehearse and premiere the new pieces of the young composers, under the coaching of Jonathan Stockhammer. 

Masterclass in Conducting with Thomas Adès
- Per Nørgård Dream Play for chamber orchestra
- Witold LutosÅ‚awski Symphony No. 3
- Igor Strawinsky Agon. Ballet for twelve dancers

Composer Seminar with Jonathan Stockhammer
New pieces by the participants of the Composer Seminar. 

Profile of Participants
– Advanced conducting students and professional conductors
– Age limit: 32 (cut-off date: 1.8.2022).
– Course language: English

Documents to be submitted online
– Photo (headshot) 
– Curriculum vitae in English (maximum of two pages)
– List of works already conducted
– Video recording of two different works (performance or rehearsal), from which one should represent the era of the 20th and 21st centuries
Application deadline
Sunday, 13 February 2022

The course management, Thomas Adès, and Jonathan Stockhammer will decide on active participation upon receipt of the registration forms and video recordings. The results of the selections will be announced by mid of March 2022. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decisions.

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation in the Lucerne Festival Academy (Conducting Fellowship).

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

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

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

Each participant must provide his/her own scores.

The closing date for applications is 13.02.2022.
open application form