The MBZ masterclass for composers was first held at the MBZ Festival in April 2019 with Nina Šenk (Slovenia), Achim Bornhoeft (Austria) and João Pedro de Oliveira (Brazil/Portugal) as composers- mentors, together with the workshop’s resident ensemble Riot (UK). In 2021, the workshop was held online by Alexander Schubert (Germany), Martin Matalone (Argentina/France), Sasha Blondeau (France) and Raphaël Cendo (France) and was divided into three different segments: (1) one-on-one online sessions (in which each participant was assigned two mentors) in combination with online lectures and discussions; (2) open rehearsals with the resident ensemble – Ensemble Quasars (Slovakia) led by Ivan Buffa, and (3) harpsichord workshop with harpsichordist Franjo Bilić (Croatia).
The new edition of the MBZ Masterclass workshop for composers will be held from April 14-21, 2023 at the Music Academy Zagreb. Current composers-mentors are among the most productive and original composers of the 21st century: Chaya Czernowin, Olga Neuwirth, Franck Bedrossian and Clemens Gadenstätter.
Deadline 1 February 2022