16-20 October, 2016

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a workshop for composers, where they can conduct their own pieces, between 16-20 October, 2016 in Budapest Music Center (Budapest, Hungary). Application deadline: 31th August, 2016.


We are pleased to see in recent years that it has become more and more common for young composers to conduct their own pieces. In order to do so, they need to acquire conducting and rehearsal techniques. Peter Eötvös, conductor and composer is leading by example and supporting these tendencies for several years now.

This Autumn by the invitation of CAFe Budapest Krystof Pendereczki will come to Budapest and he will conduct his own composition. Pendereczki as well as Eötvös became world-known as a composer-conductor. Linked to his guest performance in Budapest Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation organizes an open public meeting with him as well as a workshop for composers who will conduct their pieces themselves.

Guest professors:
Balázs Horváth, composer-conductor
Jean-Philippe Wurtz, conductor

Special guests:
Krzysztof Penderecki, composer-conductor
Peter Eötvös, composer-conductor

Featuring: THReNSeMBLe (Hungary)
Venue: Budapest Music Center

The master course is suitable for composers, who intend to rehearse with the ensemble and conduct their pieces in concert.

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet (or bassclarinet), horn, trombone, trumpet, piano, violin, viola, viloncello. Any of the above listed instruments can be used in the compositions.

Any instrumentation of these instruments is possible, but no other instrumnets can be chosen. The duration of the compositions is maximum 8-10 minutes and shall include minimum 3 themes with different characters.

The scores attached to the application material shall be submitted until 31th August, 2016, the final version of the parts shall be sent to the foundation electronically until 15th September, 2016.

Up to 6 conducting composers will be accepted as “active” participants.

Application deadline: 31 August 2016

More information and application at:


We are thankful for the support of the Budapest Music Center, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne and CAFe Budapest.