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Lunchpauzeconcert – IEMA (International Ensemble Modern Academy)


In this free lunch concert the IEMA Ensemble 18/19 – the famous German Ensemble Modern’s training academy – will play four world premieres by young composers: Elnaz Seyedi from Iran, Michael Taplin from the UK, Leonardo Marino from Italy and Bianca Bongers from the Netherlands. Brand-new, exciting sound explorations by the composers of tomorrow, developed in close collaboration with up-and-coming, talented young musicians.

Since 2003 IEMA has been Ensemble Modern’s international academy, where young composers, musicians and sound artists are guided and trained. IEMA comprises its own ensemble with varying line-ups, a range of educational courses, and projects in which the young musicians collaborate closely with prominent composers and conductors.

This lunch concert came into being thanks to a unique joint venture initiated by the Ulysses Network, a cooperation between thirteen different musical institutions spread throughout Europe. Together they compile a programme of works by up-and-coming composers. Bianca Bongers composed the Dutch entry, under Gaudeamus’ auspices.


Elnaz Seyedi – new work
Michael Taplin – new work
Leonardo Marino – new work
Bianca Bongers – new work (commissioned by Gaudeamus)



Photo © Barbara Fahle