['tactus] Young Composers' Forum
Jury: Jean-Paul Dessy, Kimmo Hakola, Claude Ledoux, Ann McKay, Benoît Mernier, Annelies Van Parys & Jeroen D'hoe
Young composers are often faced with the same problem when writing for a symphony orchestra: the orchestra itself, a strong, costly "instrument" that is not readily available. The commissions are generally awarded to experienced and well known composers. Without orchestral experience, the knowledge necessary to acquire the basic writing techniques for a large orchestra cannot be developed. It is a vicious circle.
The Young Composers' Forum sets out to allow young composers to develop their knowledge as well as their familiarity with the symphony orchestra and the chamber music forms.
In 2019, new reading sessions for young composers are organised in collaboration with Brussels Philharmonic and ensemble Musiques Nouvelles.