OSTRAVA DAYS INSTITUTE 2017  (AUGUST 14th – SEPTEMBER 2nd)
The Ostrava Days Institute is a working environment with a focus, among others, on compositions for orchestra. There are three resident orchestras: the 85-piece Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra, the 80-piece Ostrava New Orchestra (ONO) and the 35-piece Ostravská banda.  Additionally, there are resident ensembles (e.g. Momenta String Quartet), Canticum Ostrava choir, and many soloists. The Ostrava Days Institute is linked with the Ostrava Days Festival, which includes compositions by residents and lectors and works by Petr Bakla, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Hans Werner Henze, Rudolf Komorous, Klaus Lang, Alex Mincek, Alfred Schnittke, Bent Sørensen, Galina Ustvolskaya, Iannis Xenakis, among others.

OD Institute accepts up to 35 resident-students to ensure one-on-one interactions among all participants. The working language is English.

Ostrava Days 2017 Schedule:
Monday, August 14 // Lectures, seminars and meetings begin
Monday, August 21 // Orchestra and ensemble rehearsals start
Thursday, August 24 // Pre-festival concerts start
Sunday, August 27 // Gala opening concert Ostrava Days 2017 Festival
Saturday, September 2 // Closing concert of Ostrava Days 2017 Festival

Locations:
Janáček Conservatory in Ostrava, Triple Hall Karolina, Coal Mine Hlubina, Philharmonic Hall, St. Wenceslas Church, Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Gallery of Fine Arts in Ostrava, Cooltour, Dock Club River Ostravice

Accommodation
Kampus Palace (new student residence in the center of Ostrava)

Applying for Ostrava Days 2017 Institute:
Resident-students will be chosen through a review of no more than three scores and audio samples.

Tuition: 2 200 EUR / 2 600 USD includes full room and board for three weeks (housing in the centrally located kampus in single or double rooms; 3 meals a day provided by a selected local restaurant). Limited financial assistance is available. To apply for financial assistance, please submit a detailed statement about your financial needs.


OSTRAVA DAYS FESTIVAL (AUGUST 25 – SEPTEMBER 02, 2016) WILL INCLUDE:
Conductors: Johannes Kalitzke (Wien), Rolf Gupta (Oslo), Petr Kotík (Ostrava / New York), Joseph Trafton (Mannheim), Ondřej Vrabec (Prague), Carl Bettendorf (New York / Hamburg)

Orchestras and Ensembles: ONO Ostrava New Orchestra (international), Janáček Philharmonic Orchestra (Ostrava), Ostravská banda (international), Canticum Ostrava (Jurij Galatenko, choirmaster), Neuen Vocalsolisten (Stuttgart), Momenta Quartet (New York), String Noise (New York) / instrumentation of resident orchestras and ensembles

Soloists: Measha Brueggergosman, soprano (Fredericton); Holger Falk, baritone (Berlin); Reinhold Friedl, piano (Berlin); Hana Kotková, violin (Lugano); Joseph Kubera, piano (New York); Eirik Raude, percussion (Spikkestad); Taylan Reinhard, tenor (Graz); Nikolaus Schlierf, viola (Berlin); Daan Vandewalle, piano (Ghent); and others


APPLICATION DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2017.

The result will be announced at the end of April 2017.

For full details, application guidelines and to download the application form, please click here.