highSCORE New Music Festival and Master Classes

13th edition / ARTISTIC RESIDENCY / 17-29 July 2023

highSCORE Festival, under the young and creative artistic direction of Giovanni Albini and the executive production of Paolo Fosso, is today’s leading Italian Contemporary Music Festival offering for 2023 a unique residency with masterclasses specifically shaped for composers, one of the «ten summer festivals to get the contemporary music blood pumping» (Composition: Today). The upcoming 13th edition (July 17-29, 2023) features an outstanding internationally recognized faculty roster: Steven Mackey and Sarah Kirkland Snider, guests 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 Alberto BarberisBera Romairone (Duo QORA!), and Quartetto Zuena.

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. In addition to the vital opportunity of space and time to create, highSCORE residency program offers a substantial range of professional development opportunities while providing lodging, meals, and studio at the exclusive Italian-style Villa Penicina in the charming hills of Pavia. Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat or more intense development time, highSCORE enables a step-change in your career, and reveals new insights about music’s place in the world.