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International Divertimento Ensemble Academy

International Divertimento Ensemble Academy 2024

Divertimento Ensemble, Milan (IT)

IDEA, International Divertimento Ensemble Academy, the only academy in Italy dedicated to contemporary music, was founded with three objectives and has evolved over time: Passing on to young musicians the experience gained by the ensemble in over 40 years of close contact with the most important European protagonists of today's music, supporting young musicians in the transition between the training period and entry into the professional world and presenting the most innovative trends in young creativity to the public. The Academy's activities are aimed at composers, performers and conductors and form a virtuoso interweaving of all the professional actors necessary for today's music to flourish. The interplay of talent scouting, teaching and performance activities is the most prominent feature of IDEA.

Supported by the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation, IDEA organizes courses for performers and conductors, workshops for composers and composition master classes, in which a total of 116 young musicians participate and which culminate in public concerts. This year, the Academy is awarding several commissions: a work for three female voices and ensemble to Marco Benetti, a work for ensemble to Matteo Tundo (Composer in Residence) and three works to the composers selected as part of the Franco Donatoni International Meetings for Young Composers. In addition, 39 new compositions by Academy students will be performed in the final concerts of the workshops.

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April 24, 2024, May 10 – 12 and 17 – 19, 2024
Fabbrica del Vapore, Sala Donatoni, Milan