DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy 2018
Call for application was finished 31 March
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Open Academy positions in 2018
• 10 violins
• 4 violas
• 3 cellos
• 2 double basses
• 1 clarinet
• 1 French horn
• 1 bassoon
• 1 oboe
The guiding principle
Every year the DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy invites 20-25 young musicians to take an active part in the DAVOS FESTIVAL –̵ young artists in concert to further their professional, individual advanced training. Selected participants in the DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy spend every day for two weeks in rehearsals, workshops and lectures, perfecting their art under the guidance of tutors, soloists, composers, established chamber music ensembles and the Festival’s advanced Young Artists. Members of the Academy are repeatedly formed into new ensembles, giving them the opportunity to perform during the DAVOS FESTIVAL as part of both the DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata and a chamber music group. There are also additional instruction facilities for Academy participants.
The DAVOS FESTIVAL – young artists in concert and the Animato Stiftung have been successfully working together since 2014. The DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata, a chamber orchestra of some 20 musicians, has now taken part in the Festival four times, enabling members to continue their development under the mentorship of prominent international musicians. Beginning in 2018, the DAVOS FESTIVAL Academy will expand and intensify this collaboration.
The Academy’s principal components
The following items, all part of the Festival, constitute the Academy’s programme. Members and tutors are carefully selected. The success of the Academy depends on participants taking an active part in every event on the programme, acting on their own initiative where appropriate.
DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata
DAVOS FESTIVAL master classes
2018: group and individual tuition by Prof. Eberhard Feltz (Germany), Hugo Ticciati (Sweden) and Dobrinka Tabakova (Bulgaria)
2018: group and individual tuition by the Ensemble Ouranos (France)
DAVOS FESTIVAL workshop
Selected Festival musicians and/or ensembles practise and rehearse chamber music under the expert direction of Prof. Eberhard Feltz.
DAVOS FESTIVAL open stage
Chamber music in which Academy participants are given the opportunity to perform as well as interact with their audiences.
Workshops on subjects such as audition training and concert coaching put the finishing touches to the Academy and its opportunities for continuing personal and professional development.
All applicants must:
• be in active musical training at a university or college, or have completed their studies no more than two years ago
(i.e. in summer 2016)
• speak good English
• as a rule be no more than 30 years of age
• not have taken part in the DAVOS FESTIVAL Camerata or the Animato concert tour more than three times.
Deadline: 31 March 2018
participation is free of charge
All information and application form can be found here: davosfestival.ch/programm/2018/
Participation is subject to nomination by the Artistic Director of the DAVOS FESTIVAL and the acceptance of a written agreement.
A detailed description of the Academy with all requirements can be found here and the application form