Ensemble SurPlus plays works by Summer Academy participants
Every two years since 2003, the public foundation and residency program Akademie Schloss Solitude hosts a summer master class for young composers. Sixteen composers at various stages in their work will be chosen to participate. During the Summer Academy, participants will meet with faculty for individual lessons, meet each other one-on-one to discuss their work, and partake in the evening presentations, where each composer introduces and discusses his or her work with the entire group.
The fifth Summer Academy will take place from August 5–22, 2011.The permanent faculty of the Academy is Chaya Czernowin and Steven Kazuo Takasugi. This year they will be joined by Amnon Wolman.
At the conclusion of the Summer Academy, the Freiburg Ensemble SurPlus performs compositions by the master class participants on August 20 and 21.
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.
With the friendly support of the Harvard University (Department of Music) and the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of the State of Baden-Wür ttemberg.