Roche Young Commissions (2) – Academy

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Lucerne Festival
  • Full description
    Roche Young Commissions (2) – Academy
  • Number of positions
  • Type
  • Job share
    August 2021 - September 2023
  • Duration / Start
    August 27, 2021 - September 10, 2023
  • Application deadline
    March 14, 2021
  • Additional notes

    Roche Young Commissions

    In an expanded partnership of Roche with LUCERNE FESTIVAL and the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY, in 2013 the “Roche Young Commissions” program was created. Every two years this program gives out commissions for new works to two emerging composers. Within a two-year period the pair of composers then creates their orchestral works in a process of intensive exchange with two young conductors and under the guidance of Wolfgang Rihm, the Artistic Director of the LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY. These new scores are similarly introduced to the public at the Summer Festival in Lucerne. The inaugural world premiere of the “Roche Young Commissions” series took place in the summer of 2015.

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  • Mandatory pieces

    Documents to be submitted online (except the scores)

    • Photo (headshot)
    • Curriculum vitae in German or English in tabular format (maximum two pages)
    • Two letters of recommendation from leading musicians
    • Brief statement covering the following:

    - Motivation for and importance of the new commission

    - Preliminary ideas regarding the new commission

    • One or two works for large ensemble or orchestra (scored for a minimum of twelve parts; work duration: 3 – 15 minutes), along with a recording of the work(s). Please submit the scores and the recordings as pdf / audio-files online and send one printed copy to the office. You can find the address online.