Luxembourg Composition Academy 2018

Date limite de candidature 10/06/2018

Faculty: Joanna Bailie (City, University of London), Franck Bedrossian (University of California, Berkeley), United Instruments of Lucilin

Critères de sélection

Undergraduate and (post)graduate composers are invited to participate in the Luxembourg Composition Academy, held between November 19 to 25, 2018 at neimënster (historic Abbaye de Neumünster) in Luxembourg with the faculty consisting of the composers Joanna Bailie and Franck Bedrossian as well as the Luxembourgish ensemble United Instruments of Lucilin.

Coordonnées pour l'envoi des candidatures

The Luxembourg Composition Academy offers young composers the opportunity to spend one week working in an inspiring and creative environment in the heart of Luxembourg.

The program consists of lectures, one-to-one lessons with Joanna Bailie and Franck Bedrossian as well as workshops with the musicians of the ensemble. All selected composers are invited to write a new piece for United Instruments of Lucilin. These compositions will be premiered in the Academy’s final concert on November 24, 2018 as part of the rainy days festival, the Philharmonie Luxembourg’s international festival for contemporary music. In addition, the participants will have the opportunity to attend all the concerts of the festival and stay until the end of the festival

The academy will be taught in English, French and German. The participation fee is 450 € and includes accommodation (November 18-26, 2018) at neimënster as well as all concert tickets for the whole rainy days festival.

To apply for the academy, please submit a recent C.V., 2 scores (in .pdf format) and recordings (if available) to: by June 10th.

The Luxembourg Composition Academy is a cooperation between neimenster - Cultural Center Neumünster Abbey, United Instruments of Lucilin and Philharmonie Luxembourg.

neimenster - Cultural Center Neumünster Abbey 28, rue Münster L-2160 Luxembourg

+352/26 20 52 - 1

Informations supplémentaires

Joanna Bailie

Joanna Bailie was born in London in 1973 and now lives in Berlin. She studied composition with Richard Barrett, electronic music at the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Holland and won a fellowship to study at Columbia University in 1999. She completed her PhD at City, University of London in 2018.

Her recent work includes chamber music and installation, and is characterized by the use of field recordings together with acoustic instruments. She is also interested in the interplay between the audio and visual as evidenced by her works for camera obscura which include the installation The place you can see and hear and the music theatre piece Analogue.

She has taught composition at City, University of London, The Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus and at the 47th edition of the Darmstadt International Summer Course for New Music. In 2016 she was a guest of the DAAD Artists-in-Berlin-program.

Franck Bedrossian

Franck Bedrossian was born in Paris in 1971. After initial studies in orchestration and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, he studied composition with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory, where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis and in Composition.

His works have been played in Europe and recently in the USA by ensembles such as l’Itineraire, 2e2m, Ictus, Court-Circuit, Cairn, Ensemble Modern, and many others. In addition, they have been performed at festivals such as Agora, Resonances, Manca, le Festival International d’Art Lyrique d’Aix-en-Provence and Wien Modern.

Franck Bedrossian received the young composer prize from Sacem in 2007. He was a Rome Prize Fellow at the Villa Medicis in 2007-2008. Since 2008 he has been Assistant Professor of Composition at University of California, Berkeley. His works are published by Editions Billaudot.

United Instruments of Lucilin

The ensemble for contemporary music United Instruments of Lucilin was founded in 1999 by a group of passionate musicians and is the only Luxembourgish chamber music ensemble specialized in contemporary music. Dedicated exclusively to promoting and commissioning works of the 20th and 21st century, United Instruments of Lucilin is recognized for its outstanding performances around the world.

In about 45 concerts a year, Lucilin presents a broad scope of musical events, ranging from “traditional” concerts to music theatre productions, children projects, improvisation sessions as well as discussions with composers.

Over the years, United Instruments of Lucilin has been encouraging innovative musical expressions and is continuously reaching a growing enthusiastic audience.


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