Composition department

The Composition Department of the International Musical Academy at the Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi.

The Department has been functioning for the fourth year already, since last year young composers are invited to write music for the Poets Tournament, which will be held on 20 February in the Organ Hall.

Among professors of the Department are world famous contemporary composers, such as Alexander Tchaikovsky (Russia), Kuzma Bodrov (Russia), Alexei Syumak (Russia), Valery Voronov (Belorussia/Germany), Patrick de Clerck (Belgium), Oscar Bianchi (Italy/Switzerland), Krzysztof Meyer (Poland) and Zhiyi Wan (China). It is unique a unique o (Китай). It is unique that the works of these composers are performed in the festival program.

Direction and organizers of the Academy

Holding of the Academy, preparations and organization is made by Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi.

Artistic Director — Yuri Bashmet,

Executive Director — Dmitry Grinchenko,

Artistic Director of the Composition Department — Alexander Tchaikovsky.

Time and location:

The Academy is held from 15 to 22 February 2019 in Sochi. Date of arrival in Sochi is 14th of February, departure is on 23rd of February.

How to participate in the Academy


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Composition Department at the Music Academy of the XII Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

Alexander Tchaikovsky (Russia)

Chairman of the Jury, composer, People's Artist of Russia, head of Composer department of Moscow state P. I. Tchaikovsky conservatory, professor

Kuzma Bodrov (Russia)

Composer, teacher of Moscow state P. I. Tchaikovsky conservatory

Patrick de Clerck (Belgium)

Composer, Director-Founder of “Music Projects For Brussels”

Oscar Bianchi (Italy-Switzerland)


Alexey Syumak (Russia)

Composer, teacher of Moscow state P. I. Tchaikovsky conservatory

Valery Voronov (Germany/Belarus)

Composer, conducts workshops of composition and orchestration in Blackmore International Music Academy in Berlin, Hamburg and St. Blasien

Krzysztof Meyer (Poland)

Composer, professor in Freie Kunstakademie Mannheim

Zhiyi Wang (China)

Composer, laureate of international competitions

REGULATIONS III International Musical Academy of Winter International Arts Festival in Sochi

The Academy is conducted in order to identify and support gifted children and creative youth of promising is an effective form of search and development of talented young musicians.

- Alexander Tchaikovsky, composer