International Composers+ summer academy 2017!

AUGUST 18—26 2017 Raudondvaris Castle


Participants of Composers+ summer academy 2017


  • Cong Wei (China / Germany)

  • David Mastikosa (Bosnia and Herzogovina)

  • Dominykas Digimas (Lithuania)

  • Fabian Svensson (Sweden)

  • Heuyching Chong (Malaysia)

  • Joshua Brown (United Kingdom)

  • Michele Sarti (Italy)

  • Rylan Gleave (United Kingdom)


  • Kamila Olas (Poland)

  • Maria Mogas Gensana (Spain)

  • Māris Rozenfelds (Latvia)

  • Martina Jembrisak (Croatia)

  • Pietro Roffi (Italy)

  • Vytenis Danielius (Lithuania)

The course is designed for composers and performers and it is based on the collaborative process platform. The 8-day annual event gathers composers & musicians for a wide range of activity including workshops, lectures and individual tuition sessions led by acclaimed music professionals. The Composers+ summer academy 2017 will be held in Lithuania, 18-26 August 2017, and new applicants are now welcomed.


Composing new repertoire for modern accordion, both solo and in a chamber music context.


Composers up to 36 years old
Accordionists up to 36 years old.


Apply online: Deadline: 7th July, 2017

Composers will be asked to provide:

  • Biography;

  • Personal statement describing your aspirations to take part in the Composers+ summer academy;

  • Description of your compositional ideas for the Composers+ summer academy;

  • PDF of your recent composition representing your capabilities, techniques and style. (Chamber music piece is recommended for the selection round. Audio recording is an advantage).

Accordionists will be asked to provide:

  • Biography;

  • Personal statement describing your aspirations to take part in the Composers+ summer academy;

  • Video recording of performance ( or other accessible online platform).

COURSE FEE 200.00 €

the fee includes:

  • Accommodation and food during the course 18-26 August;

  • One-to-one tuition by the course tutors;

  • Presentation/discussion of participants' music with course tutors and musicians;

  • Seminars and workshops on accordion writing, repertoire, improvisation and chamber musicianship;

  • Free admission to concerts at Raudondvaris Castle throughout the week;

  • Performance of participants' work in a concert at Raudondvaris Castle;

  • For an additional fee, extra one-to-one masterclasses with Iñaki Alberdi can be booked by successful applicants, after their application has been accepted.


Candidates will be selected by the organizers of the course. All applicants will be informed whether their application was successful via email by the 15 July 2017.


Composers will be asked to produce at least 2 pieces of music.

  • Accordion solo;

  • Individually allocated instrumentation of chamber ensemble (consisting of accordion and string instruments).


During the course all selected candidates will have the opportunity to work in the inspirational and creative environment of Raudondvaris Castle (, to work in direct collaboration with performers and other composers, and learn from the course tutors







Compositions produced during the course will be premiered and professionally recorded on the final day of the course at Raudondvaris Castle.


  • The course will be held in English;

  • All applicants must be younger than 36 y.o.;

  • Local transport, accommodation and food is inclusive.

  • Travel expenses are not covered;

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the international Composers+ summer academy 2017!