Master Course: epoch_f international 2018

Master Course in Contemporary Music with Ensemble Modern Members from July 7 to 15, 2018 at Kloster Frenswegen in Nordhorn/Lower Saxony

During the master course epoch_f 2018, winners of national and international music competitions for young musicians rehearse 21st and 20th-century works in individual, group and tutti sessions, working with the internationally renowned musicians of Ensemble Modern and the conductor Clemens Heil. The master course offers an opportunity to decipher unknown scores, practice playing techniques typical of New Music, and gradually shaping a new sound experience together with the ensemble. In addition, participatns have the opportunity to receive instrumental lessons focusing on one selected solo piece. A selection of the course repertoire will be presented to the public during the final concerts.


Furthermore, participants receive the unique opportunity of playing side by side with the professional Ensemble Modern musicians and staging larger ensemble works together. The daily rhythm workshop with the percussion docent and training sessions in moderation and stage presence round out the course offerings.


The course programme includes ensemble works and chamber music by composers such as Hans Abrahamsen, Benjamin Britten, Magnus Lindberg, Michael Maierhof, Mayke Nas, J.S. Bach/Anton Webern and others. The course takes place at Kloster Frenswegen in Nordhorn/Lower Saxony.


The Master Course epoch_f is organised by the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) on behalf of the Foundation “Jugend musiziert Niedersachsen”, in cooperation with the European Union of Music Competitions for Youth (EMCY) and made possible by the Lower Saxony Foundation. The course is one of the training programmes of the Federal competition “Jugend musiziert”.