highSCORE New Music Festival and Master Classes

12th edition / IN-PERSON and ONLINE PROGRAMS / 8-20 August 2022

highSCORE Festival is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering unique programs with masterclasses specifically shaped for composers, one of the «ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping» (Composition: Today). The upcoming 12th edition (August 8-20, 2022) will offer either in-person or online programs and features an outstanding internationally recognized faculty roster: Klaus Lang, guest of honor; Amy Beth Kirsten, David Serkin Ludwig and Dmitri Tymoczko, the core of our composition faculty. The guest musicians who will perform live the music submitted by participant composers are Anna PiroliKristi Kapten and Quartetto Zuena. Application deadline is May 15, 2022.

Founded in 2010 and set every summer in historical Pavia (Northern Italy), highSCORE Festival is an invaluable venue for emerging composers wanting to produce and promote their work, inspire audiences with their music, secure future commissions and job opportunities and join other musicians to create a vibrant artistic community. Musicians work closely with a renowned faculty, talented visiting artists and special guests from around the world for two intense weeks of masterclasses, lectures, workshops and concerts. The Festival offers composers a choice between three programs of study – an intense Full Composition Program (in-person or online) and a Light Composition Program (online only).

highSCORE Festival 2022 Online Concert #1
Voice and Electronics (Anna Piroli & Alberto Barberis)
August, 18 – 22:00 CET – YouTube Premiere
– Chujun Li – Two Poems 
– Emma Mistele – smks?
– Jianing Yang – Riot of the Seagulls
– Peter Underhill – Bitter Fruit
– Yifeng Yvonne Yuan – Di Da Doo Dum

highSCORE Festival 2022 Online Concert #2
Cello Quartet (Quartetto Zuena)
August, 19 – 22:00 CET – YouTube Premiere
– Claire Hu – Before Entrance and after Exit, Dreams Await
– Ethan Resnik – The Ghost Crabs of Ponte Vedra
– Grant Cottier – Rituals
– Rana Joudaki – You Are Sitting In Another Room
– Thomas Powell – The Hide of Nessus
– William Rhodes – Rush

highSCORE Festival, under the young and creative artistic direction of Giovanni Albini and the executive production of Paolo Fosso, is produced by Merry-Go-Sound.