Donemus Academy

Donemus at the Young Composers Academy

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The Eighth International Young Composers Academy will be take place from August 30 to September 20 in Tchaikovsky-city, Moscow and Perm. The Academy is the largest international composer workshop in Russia, organized by the Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (headed by Victoria Korshunova), the Tchaikovsky Cultural Development Center (director Olga Sinitskaya) and the Russian Composers Union Perm Organization (chairman Igor Mashukov).

The Eighth Academy has a representative international board of professors, including famous composers like Chaya Czernowin (Israel / USA), Santiago Tomas Diez Fischer (Switzerland), Colin Roche (France), David Lefkowitz (USA), as well as the leading Russian composer, artistic director of the Academy Dmitry Kurlyandsky (Moscow) and his deputy – Alexander Khubeev (Perm).

The Council of the Academy selected 10 students, 5 stagers and 7 scholarships from Armenia, Great Britain, Germany, Portugal, China, South Korea, Ukraine, Belarus and Russia (Bryansk, Kaliningrad, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Omsk, Chelyabinsk, Perm, Yekaterinburg, Tomsk).

Donemus will be presented by Davo van Peursen to give presentations on all the topics of the Donemus Academy, like author rights, funding, programming, and publishing.

More info….

Academy 2017 starting again in October

We have prepared the new Academy 2017. Starting on Monday October 23, ending on November 27.
Did you just finish your study Composition at a Conservatory?
Apply now for the Academy for 'Everything you never thought you'd have to know'. An impressive team of experts will share their knowledge and experience.

Confirmed Experts:
Anthony Fiumara - De Merkcultuur
Bert Palinckx - November Music
Dylan Alling - De Merkcultuur
Elise Menkhorst - Banning Advocaten
Emlyn Stam - New European Ensemble
Esther Gottschalk - Nieuw Geneco
Evert van Gelderen - Banning Advocaten
Jacob ter Veldhuis - Composer
Jeroen van Veen - Pianist/composer
Neil Wallace - De Doelen
Ralph van Raat - Pianist
Raphaël Schumann - Newzik
Ron Ford - Fonds Podiumkunsten
Sven Arne Tepl - Residentie Orkest
Vanessa Lann - Composer

What is the Donemus Academy?

Schermafbeelding 2017-08-16 om 20.05.56Young composers regularly ask Donemus for support. After finishing their education at a conservatory, they jump into a new phase where they need to survive as a composer. Many topics require special attention. Apart from composing in and of itself, composers need to know about author rights, funding, entrepreneurship, Buma/Stemra, programming, and publishing, to name just a few of the ever-increasing number of topics. 

The Donemus Foundation started Donemus Academy to guide new composers on these topics. There will be discussions, reflections, presentations, lectures, and hands-on training in specific areas in order to give beginning composers the tools necessary to survive in contemporary music life.

Experts confirmed

These experts have confirmed to contribute to the Donemus Academy:

Anthony Fiumara (Merkcultuur)
Bert Palinckx (November Music)
Dylan Alling (Merkcultuur)
Elise Menkhorst (Banning Advocaten)
Esther Gottschalk (Nieuw Geneco)
Evert van Gelderen (Banning Advocaten)
Fie Schouten (Musician)
Hannah Bosma
Maud Sauer (Cultuur&Ondernemen)
Ron Ford (Fonds Podiumkunsten)
Sven Arne Teple (Residentie Orkest)
Willem Jeths (Composer)
Ralph van Raat (Musician)
Martijn Buser (Muziekweek)
Jacob ter Veldhuis (Composer)
Emlyn Stam (Programmer, Musician)

Donemus Publishing:
Aleksandra Markovic
Heather Pinkham
Valeria Gorokhovskaya
Tobias de Haas
Gabriëlle van Oosterom
Davo van Peursen

Save the date!


The Donemus Academy will start on Monday, September 19, 2016!
Get inspired at the 40th floor of the The Hague Tower.
Our experts will be announced soon.

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