Application for the Lucerne Festival Academy 2022
Wolfgang Rihm Artistic Director
Pierre Boulez † Founder and Honorary President
Thomas Adès, Sylvain Cambreling, Elena Schwarz and Tyshawn Sorey Guest Conductors
The Lucerne Festival Academy is many things in one: a master school for the music of our time, a laboratory for the future, and an international network. Over a period of four weeks, you will work on a diverse repertoire that ranges from modern classics to brand-new scores. Leading performers of contemporary music serve as coaches and offer in-depth workshops. The Contemporary Leaders, who are former Academy members, will also be on hand as mentors during rehearsals to pass on their experience. All participants of the Academy play in the Lucerne Festival Contemporary Orchestra (LFCO) and additionally join together in various ensembles to perform events as part of the Festival's related programming.
In the summer of 2022, you will be joined by composer-inresidence Thomas Adès to premiere his new violin concerto for Anne-Sophie Mutter. You will meet with Tyshawn Sorey, the summer’s “artiste étoile,” and work with him on a directed group improvisation. Under Sylvain Cambreling, you will play a double birthday concert for Wolfgang Rihm and Dieter Ammann, and you will collaborate with the JACK Quartet to give a matinee concert based on this year’s Festival theme, “Diversity.” The Conducting Fellowship additionally offers young conductors an opportunity to follow the Academy’s work and gain important practical experience.