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CALL International Young Artist’s Presentation 2016



International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) biedt jonge vocale en instrumentale artiesten en ensembles uit de historische muziekpraktijk een intensief coachingtraject en podiumkansen. Sinds 2015 komen niet enkel historische maar ook hedendaagse interpretaties en interdisciplinaire projecten in aanmerking. In 2016 zullen Peter Van Heyghen en Raquel Andueza de coaching op zich nemen.
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Deadline: 1 maart 2016

De International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) geeft jonge vocale en instrumentale artiesten en ensembles een duwtje in de rug op de internationale scène van de historische muziekpraktijk. De geselecteerde artiesten en ensembles worden intensief begeleid en gecoacht door één of meerdere gerenommeerde artiesten. Bovendien krijgen ze een podium tijdens het oude muziekfestival Laus Polyphoniae in Antwerpen en de kans zich te presenteren aan een internationaal comité met vertegenwoordigers uit de muziekwereld.

Sinds 2015 komen niet enkel historische maar ook hedendaagse interpretaties en interdisciplinaire projecten in aanmerking. De nieuwe formule van de IYAP wil jonge ensembles uitdagen om een origineel programma samen te stellen. We zullen hen ook uitnodigen om na te denken over de manier waarop ze zich presenteren richting een publiek (bv. met een toegankelijk programmaboek, met toevoeging van extra elementen als dans, beeld, …)

dinsdag 16 augustus 2016
zondag 21 augustus 2016

Kammenstraat 81
2000 Antwerpen



The International Young Artist’s Presentation (IYAP) is a coaching and presentation format for young talented musicians or ensembles playing historical instruments or taking on historical sources. We challenge musicians as well as ensembles to present an innovative and original programme. We encourage experimentation with presentation formats and creative approaches.


Coaching sessions – led by Peter Van Heyghen – are one of the most essential elements of the International Young Artist’s Presentation. We provide feedback on the concept and approach from very early on in the process, and later the artists receive musical coaching from international experts. After coaching, the ensembles perform at historical locations in Antwerp during the Laus Polyphoniae festival. Many Belgian and international organizers are present at these concerts and at the networking event that closes the IYAP.

The selected ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP organizers. They will be honoured with the title “IYAP Selected Promising Ensemble 2016”.

Festival Laus Polyphoniae

The International Young Artist’s Presentation is a part of the Laus Polyphoniae festival. We welcome proposals with a connection to the yearly festival theme, although this is not an obligatory requirement. The Laus Polyphoniae festival theme in 2016 is MORS. In the 14th century, Europe was ravaged by countless disasters and misfortune: the Battle of the Golden Spurs, the Hundred Years’ War and the plague epidemic claimed millions of lives. However the 14th century was also an extremely productive time in the arts. Laus Polyphoniae takes you on a ten-day exploration of the musical richness of the century of the Black Death.


> WHY?

3 days of intensive musical coaching in Antwerp (17, 18 & 19 August 2016) and an additional opportunity for more coaching, for example during the festival AlbaNova in Bilzen (26 June 2016)
2 days of IYAP concerts (20 & 21 August 2016) at historic locations: each selected ensemble will present 4 concerts (30′) at the internationally renowned Laus Polyphoniae festival
ensembles will be promoted by the IYAP organization
delegates from international festivals and broadcasts will be invited to attend the IYAP concerts
meetings with delegates from international festivals
> WHO?

young vocal and/or instrumental musicians and ensembles
with a maximum average age of 35
groups that focus on playing historical instruments or working with historical sources (up to 1920)
keywords: historically inspired instrumentation – style – performance – sources
Attention! “IYAP Selected Promising Ensembles” of previous years cannot participate again.

> HOW?

Applications should be written in English, and sent by e-mail to (Project coordinator at Musica, Impulse Centre for Music – IYAP) and include:

a detailed concert programme (approx. 30′) (+ song texts)
concept of the presentation
programme notes (2500 characters max.)
representative live recording (Youtube/SoundCloud) containing max. 15′ of music and at least 2 different pieces. Please send us all the information concerning the programme, musicians, place and date of the recording
a letter of recommendation
a curriculum vitae of the ensemble and its individual members
the completed registration form
deadline for applications: 1 March 2016
Selection of maximum 6 IYAP Promising Ensembles 2016: 15 April 2016

Communication of the final IYAP schedule: 1 July 2016

Practical information

no application fee will be charged
travel costs and accommodation are to be covered by the ensembles
overnight stays can be arranged by the organisation
all musicians will receive a Laus Polyphoniae program book and a ticket to one of the evening concerts at the festival


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