The Akademie Schloss Solitude organizes a master class for young composers for the fourth time this summer. The upcoming Summer Academy takes place from August 7 to 23, 2007. The Summer Academy focus is working on and discussing the compositions of 17 participants as well as compositional theory. Individual instruction, group work and evening presentations of the composers for the group will also take place. Besides instructors Chaya Czernowin and Steven Kazuo Takasugi, Mark Andre and Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf are guest instructors this year.
At the conclusion of the Summer Academy on August 22 and 23, a new generation of composers will be introduced. On both concert evenings at 8pm, the Freiburg-based Ensemble SurPlus perform compositions by the master class participants. The concerts are open to the public; a detailed program will be announced soon. Admission: 7 Euros (reduced 4,50 Euros) at the door.
Ensemble SurPlus, founded in 1992 in Freiburg has worked closely with the Akademie Schloss Solitude since 1994. The year it was founded, the Ensemble was invited to the International Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt. The world premiere of a chamber opera during the Archipel Festival in Geneva – which was well-received by the press – followed. Since then the Ensemble has performed throughout Europe as well as in Asia and in North America.
Supported by funds from the Harvard Music Department and the Ministry of Science, Research, the Arts of the State of Baden-Württemberg and the Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne.