This year, Saint Petersburg Contemporary Music Center “reMusik.org” launched a unique educational project first ever — a composition course which held from May 17th to 26th, 2019 in the framework of the 6th St. Petersburg International New Music Festival.
75 students from 24 countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America applied to participate in the Composition Course reMusik.org. A professional jury selected 20 authors: three young composers were awarded scholarships from the Union of Composers of Russia, another two – from the International Association of Young Musicians “MolOt International Group” of the Russian Musical Union.
Students of the creative composing lab during a nine-day opportunity attended lectures and individual classes, as well as collaborated on their compositions with six new music ensembles in the workshop format.
Participants spent the day learning techniques, gaining ideas, and trying new things out with a focus on composing under direction esteemed faculty: Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Raphaël Cendo (France) and Vladimir Tarnopolsky (Russia). This project curated by composer Alexander Khubeev.
At the end of the course some participants were rewarded. The composition by Simone Cardini (Italy) will be performed at the reMusik.org Festival in May 2020 and his score together with pieces by composers Oleg Krokhalev (Russia) and Kaito Nakahorito (Japan) will be published by Edition reMusik.org.