Stockhausen 90

2018.05.27. - 2018.06.02.
Budapest Music Center

Master Course for Conductors and Composers
27 May - 2 June, 2018 Budapest, Hungary
Schönberg: Kammersymphonie op. 9., Stockhausen: Punkte, our mentored composers' new works

Stockhausen 90
27 May - 2 June, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a master course for conductors and composers between 27 May - 2 June, 2018, in Budapest (Hungary).
The call is open for conductors and composers of all nationalities. The course is suitable for advanced students and professionals with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.

PETER EÖTVÖS, conductor and composer (Hungary)
GREGORY VAJDA, conductor and composer (Hungary)

Featuring: DANUBIA ORCHESTRA Óbuda, Budapest, Hungary

Special guest:
Kathinka Pasveer (Stockhausen Stiftung, Germany)

Language of the course: English, German, French, Hungarian

Course program for conductors:

Daily consultations, rehearsals and concert.
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Punkte (Universal Edition)
Arnold Schönberg: Kammersymphonie op. 9. (Schott Music)

Thorough and detailed knowledge of all works is a requirement of active participation. Each participant must provide his/her own scores.

Application material for active conductors: online application form, video recording, curriculum vitae with repertoire list, photo. Online application submitted through the website of the foundation is obligatory.

Up to 5 conductors will be accepted as “active” participants. The selection will take place based on the video recordings (ONLY youtube / vimeo links) provided by the applicants. Regarding the videos, we kindly ask you to send us recordings of rehearsals instead of concerts, and we also recommend choosing 20th or 21st century repertoire for conducting.

Course program for composers:

Daily consultations, rehearsals, analyses about Stockhausen’s Punkte.
Solo, duo or trio composition for violin or / and viola or / and violoncello (maximum 10 minutes).
Active composers will receive a video recording of their piece’s rehearsal.

Application material for composers: online application form, curriculum vitae with list of work, photo and submission of a maximum 10 minutes solo piece for violin or violoncello. Online application submitted through the website of the foundation is obligatory.

Venue for conductors and composers:
Budapest Music Center (1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.)

Age limit for active conductors and composers is 35 years, observers are accepted without age limit.

Application deadline
: 15th April 2018
Confirmation of the active status will be sent until 25th April, 2018.

Those who are not selected, are also welcomed as observer during the master course. Concerning the unique program we highly recommend to consider this opportunity as well.

Application material for observers: online application form only.

Selected active conductors: 700 € (to be paid until 5 May, 2018)
Selected active composers: 500
Observers: 100 € (to be paid before the course starts)

by bank transfer to the following account:

Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation
Bank name: K&H Bank Budapest
IBAN: HU76 1020 1006 6019 4912 0000 0000

Partial attendance gives no right for fee reduction.

The course fee includes extra programs: during the course all participants receive tickets for jazz concerts in the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest Music Center and they can take part in a public meeting and concerts. All active participants will get a ticket Erkel Theatre for Senza Sangue / Bluebeard’s Castle on the 29th of May.

The fee does not include travel, accommodation and meal, participants shall organize their accommodation. Upon request, we can help to find private or hotel accommodation within walking distance of the venue.


27 May Consultation without orchestra

28 May - 2 June Rehearsals with orchestra for conductors and rehearsals with soloists for composers.

1 June Public meeting with Kathinka Pasveer at the BMC Library

2 June Closing concert in the BMC Concert Hall
conducted by the selected conductor participants.

The rehearsals and the concert will be recorded on video partially and a short professional documentary film will be available online after the course.

Active participants will receive diploma, observers will receive attendance certificate, signed by all professors.

We are thankful for the support of the Budapest Music Center, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, National Cultural Fund Budapest, Goethe Institute Budapest and Stockhausen Stiftung.