Working Around the Wind Quintet

2018.10.01. - 2018.10.06.
Budapest Music Center

Master Course for Conductors and Composers
1 - 6 October, 2018 Budapest, Hungary
Program: Mozart: Serenade no. 10. KV 361 (Gran Partita), young composers' new works for wind quintet.

Working around the wind quintet
1-6 October, 2018, Budapest, Hungary

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a master course for conductors and composers between 1-6 October, 2018, in Budapest (Hungary).
The call is open for composers and conductors of all nationalities. The course is suitable for advanced conducting students and professional conductors with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.

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

Guest professors:
Camilla Hoitenga (flute), Catherine Milliken (oboe), Horia Dumitrache (clarinet), Lakatos György (bassoon), András Kovalcsik (horn).

Danubia Orchestra Óbuda, Budapest, Hungary

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

Course program for conductors:

Consultations and rehearsals and recording of the rehearsals, and concert if selected.
W. A. Mozart: Serenade no. 10 KV 361 (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 4 conductors will be accepted as “active” participants. The selection will take place based on the video recordings (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. Each active participant will get minimum 2 rehearsals with orchestra and a consultation with professors.

Course program for composers:

Consultations, rehearsals and concert, recordings.
Piece composed for wind quintet (8-10 minutes): flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn.

Application material for composers: online application form, curriculum vitae with list of work, photo and submission of a maximum 10 minutes wind quintet (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn). Up to 2 composers will be selected as active participants. Online application submitted through the website of the foundation is obligatory.

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

Venue for conductors and composers:
Budapest Music Center (Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.)
Danubia Orchestra Óbuda Studio (Budapest, Flórián Square)

Application deadline: 15th August 2018
Confirmation of the active status will be sent until 31st August 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 participants: 500 € (to be paid until 15 September, 2018):
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.

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.

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


1 October Consulation without musicians.

1 October Public meeting with Cathy Milliken at BMC Library.

2-5 October Consultations and rehearsals with orchestra and wind quintet.


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.