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Recruitment of master class students for IEMA 2008 *Newly added: Composition Course International Ensemble Modern Academy 2008



Members from one of the most renowned contemporary music ensembles in the world, Ensemble Modern, will be the teaching at the International Ensemble Modern Academy from May 12th to 17th. Tutors include special guest Steve Reich and sound design specialist Norbert Ommer among others.

Organize: Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture Tokyo Wonder Site / Goethe-Institut Tokyo
Venue: Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama, Tokyo Wonder Site Shibuya

From Ensemble Modern
Woodwind instrument course: Roland Diry, clarinet
String instrument course: Rafal Zambrzycki-Payne, violin
Michael M. Kasper, cello
Piano Course: Markus Bellheim, piano
Percussion instrument course: Rainer Roemer, percussion
Sound design course: Norbert Ommer, sound design
Special guest: Steve Reich

Note: The program tutors are subject to change.

Application procedure:
Fill in the Application form (English) after carefully reading the Application Guidance.

Ensemble Modern
Founded in 1980 and situated in Frankfurt am Main since 1985, the Ensemble Modern (EM) is one of the world's leading ensembles of New Music. Currently, the EM is comprised of 18 soloists from Argentina, Bulgaria, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Poland, and Switzerland, all of whom provide the ensemble with its rich cultural background.
The EM is famous for its special working and organizational form, which is unlike any other in the world. All the members are responsible for jointly selecting and dealing with artistic directors, projects, guest musicians, co-productions, and financial matters. Its unique and distinctive program consists of Music Theater, dance and video projects, chamber music, ensemble and orchestral concerts.
In past years, the EM has gone on tour to Russia, South America, Japan, Australia, India, Korea, Taiwan, and the United States. It regularly performs at renowned festivals and outstanding venues, such as the Lincoln Center Festival in New York, Festival d'Automne in Paris, Holland Festival in Amsterdam, Lucerne Festival, Klangspuren in Schwaz, Salzburg Festival, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Oper Frankfurt, Cologne Philharmonic Orchestra, Konzerthaus Berlin, Philharmonic Orchestra of Essen, and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden. The EM gives approximately 100 concerts each year. The musicians rehearse an average of 70 new works every year, 20 of which are world premieres.