Epoche_f 2018 took place from 6th to 15th July 2018, in Niedersachsen, Germany. This year two young EMCY prize winners participated at the master class: Martin Pavlík, prize winner of EMCY Slovakia and Valeriya Kurylchuk, violin, prize winner of Schweizerischer Jugendmusikwettbewerb (SJMW).
During the master course epoch_f, winners of national and international music competitions for young musicians rehearsed 21st and 20th-century works in individual, group and tutti sessions, working with the internationally renowned musicians of Ensemble Modern and the famous conductor Clemens Heil.
The master course offers an opportunity to decipher unknown scores, practice playing techniques typical of New Music, and gradually shaping a new sound experience together with the ensemble. In addition, participants have the opportunity to receive instrumental lessons focusing on one selected solo piece. A selection of the course repertoire was presented to the public during the final concerts.
Hans Abrahamsen: Aarhus Ragtime (1991)
Benjamin Britten: Sinfonietta Op. 1 (1932)
Magnus Lindberg: Bubo Bubo (2002)
Mayke Nas: No Reason to Panic (2016)
Johann Sebastian Bach, Anton Webern: Fuga (2. Ricercata) aus “Das musikalische Opfer” (BWV 1079/5) (1747)
Johannes Schöllhorn: sous-bois – Sextett (2014)
Michael Maierhof: shopping 2.1 für 16 Spieler (2004)
The first concert was on 13.07.2018, at 19.00 in Kloster Frenswegen, Nordhorn and the second concert was on 14.07.2018, at 19.00 in Garnisonkirche, Oldenburg.
The Master Course epoch_f is organised by the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) on behalf of the Foundation “Jugend musiziert Niedersachsen”, in cooperation with the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) and made possible by the Lower Saxony Foundation. The course is one of the training programmes of the Federal competition “Jugend musiziert”.