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European Master Class in Contemporary Music for International Competition Winners
© Norbert Resow

Artistically accomplished winners of national-level and international youth music competitions rehearse 20th and 21st century works under the direction of members of the Ensemble Modern in cooperation with an internationally renowned conductor.

This class may not be huge, but has a big purpose: to promote excellence in ensemble playing in the field of new music, to broaden young musicians' playing, rhythmic and improvisation techniques, to ensure sustainable international exchange and to open new avenues of music appreciation. At the conclusion of the class, which is held in Lower Saxony, Germany, participants present their musical achievements in European partner countries. Beyond that, one-day companion workshops are organized in partner cities. These workshops reach an expanded group of participants and instill in them a valuable and sustainable impetus for working in the field of contemporary music.