highSCORE New Music Festival and Master Classes

11th edition / ONLINE PROGRAMS / 9-21 August 2021

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 11th edition (August 9-21, 2021) will be completely online and features an outstanding internationally recognized faculty roster: Steven Mackey, guest of honor; Amy Beth Kirsten, David Serkin Ludwig, Helena Tulve and Dmitri Tymoczko, the core of our composition faculty. The guest musicians who will perform the music submitted by participant composers are Simone BeneventiQuartetto Zuena, unassisted fold and Giovanni Albini. The received music will be recorded in two albums to be published by Da Vinci Classics and to be released physically (CD) and digitally in early 2022 or featured in videos to be published on YouTube. Application deadline is March 22, 2021.

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 (that for 2021 will be all online). The Festival offers composers a choice between two programs of study – an intense Full Composition Program and a Light Composition Program.

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.

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