2022 Chamber music residency and call for scores
The residency is open to established string quartets in the beginning or at the middle of their career and to mid-career composers.
The string quartets participating in this residency are selected among today's most promising French and international ensembles. They benefit from a professionalising programme whose objectives are to strengthen their artistic and professional network, to critically improve their execution of a rich repertoire, and to receive career development advices.
The programme of this residency is based on daily masterclasses on a repertoire ranging from classical to contemporary music, given by the QUATUOR DIOTIMA. The French composer PASCAL DUSAPIN will be featured in the 2022 edition of the Festival and will advise the participants on the interpretation of his quartets.
The Académie invites young composers to participate in the Residency. Their participation depends on the selection of their work written for string quartet by a jury made up of the Quatuor Diotima, Pascal Dusapin and the direction of the Académie du Festival d’Aix. The selected works are part of the programme of the Residency and are a pretext to create a privileged space for encounters between composers and performers.
The quartets participating in the Residency are invited to perform in concerts as part of Aix en juin (a prelude programme to the Festival d’Aix): three concerts will take place in Aix-en-Provence on June 27, 28 and 29, and then each quartet will have the opportunity to play a programme conceived in dialogue with the mentors as part of a tour of the region.
The work sessions will be held in French and in English.
Yun-Peng Zhao, Constance Ronzatti, Franck Chevalier, Pierre Morlet — Quatuor Diotima
Pascal Dusapin — French contemporary music composer
The call for scores is supported by Sacem.