International Summer Course for New Music 2018

Save the date for the Darmstadt Summer Course 2018! From 14 to 28 July 2018, we’ll be offering an intense program of concerts, courses, workshops, lectures, discussions, think tanks and ateliers with around 60 tutors and many guests. More than 350 participants from around 50 nations are expected in Darmstadt. From now on we will report regularly on projects and new formats, calls, the tutors, the concert and performance program and on practical questions like how to get here or how to find an accomodation.


Booking and registration for participation will be possible on this website from January to April 2018. There is a maximum capacity for each course. Particularly for composition it is advisable to book as early as possible. The registration will be effected through on-line booking and payment by credit card.


There will be application procedures for certain workshops and courses (e. g. percussion, piano, saxophone, voice). For this, we’ll start launching several calls within the next weeks already. Please visit our website regularly, follow us on Facebook or subscribe for the 2018 e-mail newsletter which will inform about calls and application deadlines:


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49th Darmstadt Summer Course for New Music
14 to 28 July 2018, Darmstadt

Participation fee: 445 Euro

Arrival: 14 July 2018
Departure: 29 July 2018

For our participants, we will be offering special conditions for hotel accomodation in Darmstadt:


Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Single room, incl. breakfast: 60 Euro per night (15 nights: 900 Euro)


Maritim Konferenzhotel Darmstadt, Accomodation in Double room with another person, incl. breakfast: 38 Euro per person / night (15 nights: 570 Euro)

(All information is subject to change.)

Booking & Registration: January 2018
Festival Program & Tickets: April 2018

Courses 2018

Flute: Michael Schmid
Oboe: Catherine Milliken
Clarinet: Ernesto Molinari
Bassoon: Dafne Vicente-Sandoval
Saxophone: Marcus Weiss
Brass: Christine Chapman (Horn), Marco Blaauw (Direction Brass Academy, Trumpet), Mike Svoboda (Trombone), Melvyn Poore (Tuba)
Percussion: Christian Dierstein & Hȧkon Stene

Harp: Gunnhildur Einarsdóttir
Guitar / E-Guitar: Yaron Deutsch

Piano: Nicolas Hodges
Accordion: Krassimir Sterev
Voice (Focus: Chamber music with voice): Donatienne Michel-Dansac

Voice (Focus: Voice & electronics): Julia Mihály
Violin: Graeme Jennings
Viola: Geneviève Strosser
Cello: Lucas Fels
Double bass: Uli Fussenegger


Pierluigi Billone, Marco Ciciliani, Chaya Czernowin, Milica Djordjevic, Brian Ferneyhough, Ashley Fure, Lars Petter Hagen, David Helbich, Wieland Hoban, Juliana Hodkinson, Martin Iddon, Johannes Kreidler, Christina Kubisch, George Lewis, Liza Lim, Michael Maierhof, Catherine Milliken, Isabel Mundry, Younghi Pagh-Paan, Stefan Prins, Kirsten Reese, Lucia Ronchetti, Rebecca Saunders, Alexander Schubert, Martin Schüttler, Simon Steen-Andersen, Jennifer Walshe and others


Susanne Kirchmayr (Curator), Cedrik Fermont, Ulf Langheinrich, IRCAM (Studio-in-residence) and others


Radio Workshop: Peter Meanwell, Kate Molleson
Feedback Sessions: Heloisa Amaral

as well as many other workshops and projects


(Subject to change.)