Opus XXI concert in Lübeck at the annual OFAj-Meeting

On April 19th a concert with participants of last year's Opus XXI took place in the Musik- und Kongresshalle Lübeck. The concert was hosted by the OFAJ / deutsch-französische Jugendwerk as a part of their annual meeting. The successful performance not only gave the young musicians the opportunity to once more perform the program they had been working on at Opus XXI in the previous year, but also made it possible for the audience to get a musical insight into the work of our Summeracademy.

The fruitful and long standing collaboration of Opus XXI and the OFAJ manifested itself in this felicitous performance, that also highly appealed to the audience.

Opus XXI invited as a guest of the annual OFaj-Meeting


A group of musicians and vocalists who have taken part in the Summeracademy 2016 of Opus XXI at Spetzgart perform together again during a concert in Lübeck, Schleswig-Holstein (DE), on April 19th 2017, where they present a selection of works they have been working on the previous summer.



Following pieces are programmed, amongst others:


  • Francois Rossé “Cordes Croisées pour violon at alto” (1989),
  • Wolfgang Rihm “Chiffre IV” (1983-1984),
  • Luc Ferrari “Bonjour, comment ça va? (1972, rev. 1979),
  • Helmut Lachenmann “temA pour flûte, voix et violoncello” (1969) and
  • Luciano Berio “Air pour voix, violon, alto, violoncelle et piano” (1970), conducted by Simon Edelmann

Émilie Girard-Charest cello, Justine Eckhaut piano, Daisy Dugardin clarinette, Marie Perbost soprano, Hector Docx piano, Ken-Wassim Ubukata cello, Johanna Hetzler viola, Maria Gvozdetskaya violin, Alice Szymanski flute.


The concert takes place during the annual meeting of the OFAJ / DFJW, which is a partner of Opus XXI and invited us to host the concert.

02.- 12. August 2017 At Trossingen

Preparations for the next Summeracademy Opus XXI are already running in full swing! So the academy of 2017 will take place at Trossingen, Baden-Württemberg, in cooperation with the local Musikhochschule.


Composer in Residence ist Miroslav Srnka, whose opera "South Pole" has been premiered at the Bayerische Staatsoper in January 2016.


The renowned french ensemble L'instant donné will be the Ensemble in Residence for next year's academy. The final concert will amonst other pieces include Srnka's "Les Adieux", and will take place in cooperation with the Bregenzer Festspiele on August 11th. Tickets for the concert are already available.


To participate in the upcoming academy as a performer you can apply using the document below:


Application Opus 2017.pdf
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22.- 28. August 2016 at spetzgart at the bodensee

who we are

OPUS XXI is a Summer Academy for Contemporary Music, held annually since 2001 at various locations in France and Germany.

what we do

The offer of the Summer Academy Opus XXI is aimed primarily at students and young graduates of German and French universities and conservatories, as well as participants of the CoPeCo universities. The Academy provides a scholarship for max. 10 days for up to 20 young performers and a maximum of 8 CoPeCo graduates .


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