Last year between 23rd and 30th of October, the epoche_f master class took place. Together with the lecturers of the Ensemble Modern and a guest conductor, Lucas Vis, 17 young musicians deciphered unknown scores, practised playing techniques typical of new music, and gradually shaped a new sound experience in individual or group rehearsals at the Landesmusikakademie Niedersachsen in Germany.
Unfortunately, both the guest performance in Prague and the concert in Hanover had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead, the final concert was live-streamed from the orchestra hall of the Landesmusikakademie.
The EMCY prize winners that participated in the master course were:
Dorothea Tatalidis (LU-Trumpet), winner of the Concours Luxembourgois pour le jeun solists
Klara Borgqvist (SE-Oboe), winner of the Polstjärnepriset Vänersborg
Tom Eichenberger (SW-Percussion), winner of SJMW Classica
Konstancja Smietanska (PL-Cello), Winner of the Concertino Praga
Paul Moosbrugger (A-Clarinet), winner of the competition Prima la musica
Michael Lewin (D- Violin), winner of the Jugend Musiziert competition
The program included chamber music compositions as well as larger ensemble works:
Corné Jan Roos: Veil (2020 – world premiere)
John Adams: Son of Chamber Symphony (2007)
Anton Webern: Symphony op.21 (1928)
František Chaloupka: Stockhausen On Sirius (2015)
Xiaogang YE: Yangzhuoyong Cuo (2010)
Earle Brown: Event: Synergy II – Variant B
The master course Epoche_f is organised by the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) on behalf of the Foundation “Jugend musiziert Niedersachsen” in cooperation with EMCY and made possible by the Lower Saxony Foundation in cooperation with Allianz Kulturstiftung. The course is one of the training programmes of the Federal competition “Jugend musiziert”.