Composition Course

Deadlines: March 1, March 15 and April 10

The Saint-Petersburg Contemporary Music Center «» announces the VI St. Petersburg International New Music Festival, taking place from May 20th — 26th, 2019. The Festival is a point of intersection where the diverse world views of contemporary composers meet at a crossroads of musical paths that have emerged in the past few years. The festival program has numerous highlights; instead of relying on the form of traditional concerts it will be additionally offering composition course, master classes, scientific conference, presentations, forum, educational lectures and workshops.

The Composition Course will be held from May 17th — 26th in St. Petersburg. This creative composing lab is an exciting opportunity for young and emerging composers from around the world. Twenty-five composers will be selected through a portfolio application process to meet and work with honors composers and internationally-acclaimed ensembles invited to this year’s festival.
During the 9 days, the Composition Course gives participants access to distinguished composers, concerts, and masterclasses while affording each participant ample time to compose in a relaxed environment and enjoy the famous White Nights Season in St. Petersburg, Russia!


May 17th (Arrival Date) — 27th (Departure Date), 2019.


Raphaël Cendo (France), Oscar Bianchi (Switzerland), and Vladimir Tarnopolsky (Russia).


All composers age 18 and over


● Group A: 1st March 2019 (The results will be announced on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019);
● Group B: 15th March 2019 (The results will be announced on Wednesday, March 20th, 2019);
● Group C: 10th April 2019 (The results will be announced on Monday, April 15th, 2019);
● Free Auditors: 25th April 2019.

Contact our Admissions Team by phone at 8-9519413 (RU), +7-812-951-9426 (INT’L),
or by email at

Date limite: 
Wednesday 10 April 2019