First Ever Composition Course to Took Place in Saint Petersburg

On May 18, 2019, launched the Composition Course in the framework of the 6th St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, a new education project curated by composer Alexander Khubeev.

Students of the creative composing lab will have a nine-day opportunity to attend lectures and individual classes led by composers with extensive teaching experience as well as collaborate on their compositions with six new music ensembles in the workshop format. All the three visiting professors – Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), Raphaёl Cendo (France) and Vladimir Tarnopolski (Russia) – are composers of world renown.

Alongside this, contest participants are to make presentations, open to anyone interested in different trends of contemporary music art. Young composers will talk about their art, present their works and answer questions from the audience.

75 students from 24 countries of Europe, Asia, North and South America applied to participate in the Composition Course. 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.

The selected works of three students will be played at the 2020 Festival and published by the publishing house Edition

List of Participants:

Group A:
Victor Baez (Mexico)
Simone Cardini (Italy)
Youshin Gim (Republic of Korea)
Oleg Gudachev (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Jug Markovich (Serbia)
Kaito Nakahori (Japan)
Amin Sharifi (Iran)

Group B:
Luis Miguel Delgado Grande (Colombia)
Oleg Krokhalev (Perm/Moscow, Russia)
Sergey Leonov (Saint Petersburg, Russia)
Yevgeniy Prituzhalov (Ekaterinburg, Russia)
Dmitry Remezov (Ekaterinburg/Moscow, Russia)
Danil Sevostyanov (Moscow, Russia)
Daria Tennikova-Satral (Russia/USA)

Group C:
Alexey Vasilyev (Samara, Russia)
Foo Jeng Wong (Malaysia)
Laura Jekabsone (Latvia)
Roman Parkhomenko (Kazan, Russia)
Andrea Scalmana (Italy)
Igor Jacimovic (Serbia)

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