Discovering Young Composers

DYCE Second Edition

The project

In 2018-2020, the four DYCE partners carried out a project dedicated to young composers from all over Europe and to audiences in Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn, with the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
This very positive experience gave rise to the desire to repeat and expand the project.
This is how DYCE 2022-2023 was born, still with the support of Creative Europe, involving once again young composers from all European countries and the audience of the four cities, and introducing an important new communication activity through the Storytellers.

DYCE new edition consists of six main points:

  • 2 international competitions (for Composers and for Storytellers)
  • 8 concerts in Milan, Oslo, Seville and Tallinn, within the 2022 and 2023 seasons of the four partner ensembles
  • Commissioning of 12 new compositions for ensemble and solo instrument
  • Audience Development activities
  • Realization of an innovative communication through the voice and images of the four Storytellers and the composers and musicians themselves
  • Round table and final convention

    Through the division of Europe into 4 DYCE Regions and thanks to contacts with all the music academies of the continent, the project intends to reach all young European composers and “narrators” interested in participating in the two calls: DYCE wants to know and stimulate young musical creativity, and wants to encourage an innovative, immediate and visual communication of activities related to contemporary music.
    The audience, who enthusiastically joined the activities dedicated to them in DYCE first edition, is offered new ways of approaching and understanding music in general and the contemporary world in particular.

    At the end of the artistic activities, a round table on the teaching of composition in Europe invites representatives of all the European music academies to speak, while a concluding convention tells the story of the DYCE project from an artistic, human and communication point of view, welcoming the testimonies of all the participants.

Divertimento Ensemble, red region
Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Liechtenstein, Ex Yugoslavia (Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Erzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, Macedonia), Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Cyprus, Malta

Taller Sonoro, green region
Spain, Portugal, France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Holland

Cikada, blue region
Norway, Sweden, Finland, UK, Ireland, Denmark, Iceland

Ensemble U:, yellow region
Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine.


Divertimento Ensemble


Founded in 1977 by a number of internationally renowned soloists under the direction of Sandro Gorli, Divertimento Ensemble rapidly established itself in Italy and abroad, performing to date more than 1500..


Cikada Ensemble


Since its 1989 formation in Oslo, Cikada has developed a refined
and highly acclaimed profile on the international contemporary
music scene.


Ensemble U:


Founded in 2003, ensemble U: (Helena Tuuling – clarinet, Levi-Danel Mägila – violoncello, Merje Roomere – violin, Taavi Kerikmäe – piano, Tarmo Johannes – flute, Vambola Krigul – percussion) is currently the most active…


Taller Sonoro


Taller Sonoro, since its creation in the year 2000, has tirelessly advanced in two main directions, the interpretation of the most current and radical music in its aesthetic proposal…


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