Mentoring Program



Supported by Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne

Selected conductors and composers for 2018

Toby Thatcher (AUS-UK) - conductor
Su-Han Yang (Taiwan) - conductor
Aaron Holloway-Nahum (USA) - composer
Alex Nante (ARG) - composer

Selected conductors and composers for 2019

Boon Hua Lien (Singapore) - conductor
Rémi Durupt (France) - conductor
Donghoon Shin (South-Korea) - composer
Mikel Urquiza (Spain) - composer

Selected conductors and composers for 2020

Holly Hyun Choe (USA) – conductor

Joanna Natalia Ślusarczyk (Poland) – conductor
Hankyeol Yoon (South-Korea) – composer
Leonardo Marino (Italy) – composer

Selected conductors and composers for 2021

Martin Rajna (HUN) - conductor
Jonas Bürgin (SUI) - conductor
Francísco Dominguez (ESP) - composer
Balázs D. Kecskés (HUN) - composer

Selected conductor and composer for 2022

Selected conductor and composer for 2023

Upcoming mentoring concerts

01 October 2024 Mentoring concert in Szombathely / Savaria Orchestra with Nicolò Foron conductor, Jongsung Oh composer, viola soloist Odile Auboin

Past mentoring concerts

08 February 2024 Mentoring concert in Budapest / Danubia Orchestra with Jonas Bürgin conductor, Francisco Domínguez composer, accordeon soloist Olga Morral

7 December 2023 Mentoring concert in Pécs / Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra with Boon Hua Lien conductor, Donghoon Shin composer, violin soloist Kristóf Baráti

19 March 2023 Mentoring concert in Győr / Győr Philharmonic Orchestra with Martin Rajna conductor, Balázs Kecskés D. composer, viola soloist: Máté Szűcs

10 March 2023 Mentoring concert in Szombathely / Savaria Orchestra with Rémi Durupt conductor, Mikel Urquiza composer, percussion soloist: Dániel Janca

7 April 2022 Mentoring concert in Pécs / Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra with Joanna Slusarczyk conductor, Leonardo Marino composer, cello soloist Ditta Rohmann

7 December 2021 Mentoring concert at Müpa / Danubia Orchestra Óbuda with Holly Hyun Choe conductor, Donghoon Shin composer, piano soloist: József Balog

26 November Budapest 2019 Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Hungarian Radio Orchestra feat. Alex Nante’s new concerto, Su-Han Yang conducting (soloist: Camilla Hoitenga flute)

14 November 2019 Pécs with Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra feat. Aaron Holloway-Nahum's new concerto, Toby Thatcher conducting (soloist: Horia Dumitrache bass clarinet)

Detailed programs, reports, photos

Mentoring Program 2021

Mentoring Program 2018-2020

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2019 composers

2019 conductors



General informations about the program

Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation
has announced a mentoring program for young professional conductors and composers for 2018, 2019 and 2020, and the period has been extended until 2023. Due to COVID-19 some mentoring concerts and workshops has been cancelled or postponed, or just held online for the mentees.

Leading professors of the program: Peter Eötvös (conductor, composer), Gregory Vajda (conductor, composer). For all working periods we are inviting renowned guest professors and musicians.

The main supporter of the program is Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.

Peter Eötvös Foundation provides accommodation and travel costs for the selected composers and conductors. They can participate in the programs free of charge, as part of the mentoring program. The mentored composers and conductors will get the chance to have special consultations with orchestra managers, festival managers, communication specialists and they could also visit great concerts halls, opera houses and widen their professional network.

After the mentoring year, the conductors and composers have the possibility to showcase their work with a big orchestra, we have an ongoing cooperation with Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, Hungarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Danubia Orchestra (permanent orchestra partner of the foundation), Savaria Orchestra, Orchestra of Győr.

We welcome 1 or 2 conductors and 1 or 2 composers for each mentoring year.

For more information and questions about the mentoring program please contact Ms. Melinda Sőregi at:



1-6 October 2023 Spotlight on Ramon Lazkano feat. Danubia Orchestra

14-19 August 2023 European Creative Academy, Annecy, France


2023 - Mentees: Gabriel Hollander, Sebastian Black

19 March 2023 Concert in Győr with Győr Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Martin Rajna

Eötvös P.: Dialog mit Mozart
Kecskés D. B.: Viola concerto feat. Máté Szűcs
W. A. Mozart: 38. (D-major) symphony KV 504

10 March 2023 Concert in Szombathely feat. Savaria Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Rémi Durupt

Ravel: La Valse
Urquiza: Pentimenti feat. Dániel Janca
Fauré: Pelléas és Mélisande – suite
Ravel: Bolero

12-18 Februrary 2023 Spotlight on Stefano Gervasoni masterclass and closing concert

Guest professor: Stefano Gervasoni

Feat. Ars Nova Ensemble, András Szalai

Sebastian Black: What Does The Harp Suggest? (World Premiere)

Máté Balogh: Gilgamesh Recitations (World Premiere)

Stefano Gervasoni: Gramigna (Hungarian Premiere)

Johannes Brahms: Serenade No. 1 - nonet version

13 Februray 2023 mustMEET Composers 2023 | Stefano Gervasoni

Feat: Erzsébet Seleljo, and Viktor Nagy (soprano saxophone)

Program: Odoi II.

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2022 - Mentees: Nicolo Foron, Jongsung OH

3-8 October 2022 Spotlight on Unsuk Chin masterclass and closing concert

Guest professor: Unsuk Chin

Feat. Danubia Orchestra, József Balog, Aya Masui, Emese Mali, Tímea Papp

Maurice Ravel: Introduction and allegro for harp, string quartet, flute and clarinet

Jongsung OH: Concertino for Flute, Clarinet, Harp and String Quartet (World Premiere)

Unsuk Chin: Fantaisie mécanique (Hungarian Premiere)

Unsuk Chin: Double Concerto (Hungarian Premiere)

3 October 2022 mustMEET Composers 2022 | Unsuk Chin

Feat.: László Borbély (piano)

Program: Unsuk Chin: Piano Etudes

13-20 August 2022 European Creative Academy, Annecy, France

Feat. Ars Nova Ensemble France

Guest professors: Péter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda, Stefano Gervasoni

Peter Eötvös: Da Capo
Stefano Gervasoni: Froward
Stefano Gervasoni: Recitativo a tre
Gregory Vajda: You Will Cry at the End
Minzuo Lu: morpho menelaus (Ce sont les petites fleurs bleues de minuit, volent et volent

Sélim Jeon: Épanouissement
Paulo Brito: Auch deine Raben hör’ ich rauschen...
Jongsung Oh: Swing

20-26 June 2022 Spotlight on Magnus Lindberg masterclass and closing concert

Feat. Ars Nova Ensemble (France)

Guest professor: Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg: Jubilees

Balázs Kecskés D.: Extrodaesia – world premiere

Jongsung OH: A Horny Faun’s Rampage – Hungarian premiere

Paul Hindemith: Kammermusik no. 1. , op.24/1

Francisco Dominguez: Sol de invierno – world premiere

20 June 2022 mustMEET Composers 2022 | Magnus Lindberg

Feat.: Péter Szűcs (clarinet), Mátyás Ölveti (cello)

Program: Magnus Lindberg: Duello; Steamboat Bill Jr.

Suuporters: FinnAgora, NKA, BMC, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Ars Nova Ensemble

16 January 2022 Matinee concert in Köln feat. WDR Choracademie conducted by Joanna Slusarczyk

Program: Leonardo Marino: We were come to see the dawn - world premiere, WDR Choracademie and Peter Eötvös Foundation commission

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2021 - Mentees: Jonas Bürgin, Martin Rajna, Francisco Dominguez, Balázs Kecskés D.

7 December 2021 Mentoring concert at Müpa / Danubia Orchestra Óbuda with Holly Hyun Choe conductor, Donghoon Shin composer, piano soloist: József Balog

9-14 October 2021 Spotlight on Georges Aperghis masterclass and closing concert

Feat. Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

Guest professor: Georges Aperghis

Richard Strauss: Serenade op. 7.

Balázs Kecskés D.: Wind - World Premiere

Peter Eötvös: Aurora (Double bass soloist: Matthew McDonald)

Francisco Domínguez: Kharir IV - World Premiere

Georghes Aperghis: Migrants

Conductors: Martin Rajna, Jonas Bürgin, selected conductors of the masterclass

11 October mustMEET Composers 2021 | Georges Aperghis

Program by Georges Aperghis: Rasch for saxophone and viola.

Supporters: Liszt Fesztivál, NKA, BMC

February 2021 Kurtág 95 - Meeting of Generations - joint masterclass for mentees of 2020 and 2021

Guest professor: György Kurtág

Hankyeol Yoon: Hipab – Premiere
Lenardo Marino: Previsioni del tempo – Premiere
György Ligeti : Aventures
György Ligeti : Nouvelles Aventures
György Kurtág : ... pas à pas - nulle part ...
György Kurtág : Four Poems by Anna Akhmatova

Feat. UMZE Ensemble

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda, Jonas Bürgin, Martin Rajna

Photos of Bálint Hrotkó HERE.

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2020 - Mentees: Hankyeol Yoon, Leonardo Marino, Holly Hyun Choe, Joanna Slusarczyk

4-10 2020 October Spotlight on George Benjamin - online masterclass for mentees of 2020 and online closing concert

Guest professor via ZOOM: George Benjamin

Hankyeol Yoon: Idly Idyll - World Premiere

George Benjamin: Three Inventions - Hungarian premiere
Leonardo Marino: Looking at your soul with a telescope - World Premiere
Béla Bartók: Divertimento

Conductors: Peter Eötvös, Gregory Vajda

Feat. Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

mustMEET Composers ONLINE event

March 2020 Three Sisters by Peter Eötvös

Visit of Vienna State Opera | dress rehearsal, consultations

17 - 23 February 2020 How to conduct a chamber orchestra?

Guest professor: Fabián Panisello

Hankyeol Yoon: Theaterleben - World Premiere
Arnold Schönberg: Verklärte Nacht, op. 4. (Streichsextett)
Leonardo Marino: Autoritratto - World Premiere

Fabián Panisello: Chamber Concerto - Hungarian Premiere

feat. Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

17 February 2020 mustMEET Composers | Fabián Panisello
Program by Fabián Panisello: Choral Reflections, Biltine, Cuatro canciones de Silvia

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2019 - Mentees: Rémi Durupt, Boon Hua Lien, Mikel Urquiza, Donghoon Shin

November 25 - 30 2019 Workshop with Singer and Ensemble
Guest professors: Hanspeter Kyburz, Elizabeth Laurence

Donghoon Shin: Song Book - World Premiere
Hanspeter Kyburz: Réseaux - Hungarian Premiere
Luciano Berio: O'King
Mikel Urquiza: Ars memoriae - World Premiere

Luciano Berio: Folk songs

25 November 2019 mustMEET Composers Hanspeter Kyburz
Program by Hanspeter Kyburz: Tropus, Abendlied, Quasi-á-due

14 November 2019 Pannon Pécs with Philharmonic Orchestra feat. Aaron Holloway-Nahums new concerto, Toby Thatcher conducting (soloist: Horia Dumitrache bass clarinet)
26 November 2019 Budapest, Franz Liszt Academy of Music with Hungarian Radio Orchestra feat. Alex Nante’s new concerto, Su-Han Yang conducting (soloist: Camilla Hoitenga)

September 2019 Rehearsals and consultations in Berlin for mentees with Peter Eötvös

Feat.: Berliner Philharmoniker

Special concerts:

15 September Cologne with Musikfabrik feat. Alex Nante’s Las noches de las piedras
17 September Müpa Budapest with Musikfabrik feat. Alex Nante’s Las noches de las piedras

7 - 14 April 2019 Spotlight on Kaija Saariaho
Guest professor: Kaija Saariaho

Mikel Urquiza: Respirare L'Ombra - Premiere

Donghoon Shin: Concerto for the Most Ordinary Things - Premiere

Kaija Saariaho: Trans - Hungarian Premiere
Sibelius: Symphony No.2. op. 43.

8 April 2019 mustMEET Composers | Kaija Saariaho
Program by Saariaho: Duft, Spins and Spells, Oi Kuu

18 April Mardid with Plural Ensemble feat. Aaron Holloway Nahum's new piece

20 - 27 February 2019 Holliger 80
Guest professor: Heinz Holliger

Mikel Urquiza: Monte Altissimo - Premiere
Heinz Holliger: Turm Musik
Donghoon Shin: Your Doubles - Premiere
Leos Janacek: Taras Bulba

25 February 2019 mustMEET Composers |Heinz Holliger
Program by Heinz Holliger: Contrechant for solo bass clarinet, Klaus-Ur, Mileva Lieder

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2018 / Debut year of the program, mentees: Aaron Holloway-Nahum, Su-Han Yang, Alex Nante, Toby Thatcher

30 September - 6 October 2018 Working around the Wind Quintet
Guest professors: Catherine Milliken, Camilla Hoitenga
Magda Dávid: Three Pictures (part) - III. Busy City Scene
Alex Nante: Dynamis - Premiere
Aaron Holloway-Nahum: Ezra's Nursery - Premiere

Abram Omri: Zohar - Premiere

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Serenade in B flat major (Gran Partita), K. 361

Feat.: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

1 October 2018 mustMEET Composers | Catherine Milliken
Bruno Maderna: Solo
Cathy Berberian: Stripsody
Cathy Milliken: Catalogue of Blue

20 May - 2 June 2018 Stockhausen 90
Guest professors: Kathinka Pasveer, Alessandro Solbiati
Stockhausen: Punkte
Aaron Holloway-Nahum: Words repeated arrive eventually and irresistibly at prayer - Premiere

Serom Kim: Tristis

Alex Nante: Ora - Premiere
Arnold Schönberg: Kammersymphonie op.9.

Feat.: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda

29 May 2018 mustMEET Composers | Kathinka Pasveer

April 2018 Paris Rehearsals and consultations in Paris for mentees with Peter Eötvös, Bruno Mantovani

Feat. Ensemble Intercontemporain

8-17 February 2018 Working around the Soldier's Tale
Guest professor: Johannes Schöllhorn
Aaron Holloway-Nahum: The Long March - Premiere
Alex Nante: Jeu de Rite - Premiere
Stravinskij: A Soldier's Tale with Pál Mácsai


17 February 2018 mustMEET COmposers | Johannes Schöllhorn
Program by Schöllhorn: In Nomine, Hommage á Ravel, Oréade