Inspired by the classical musicians who travelled throughout Europe to train and expand their practice, the ULYSSES network brings together eleven European institutions to promote and develop the professionalism of young composers.
Through the ULYSSES Ensemble, the ULYSSES network took a major step forward in 2017, directing its efforts towards young performers – while remaining focused on the music of today. A new ensemble of young musicians living in Europe is formed each year and travels through several academies and festivals affiliated with the ULYSSES network.
In 2023, the ULYSSES Ensemble, made up of 8 musicians (1 flute,1 clarinet, 1 trumpet, 1 piano, 1 percussion, 1 violin, 1 viola, 1 cello), travels from June to July from Divertimento to the ManiFeste-2023 Academy and the Royaumont Foundation.
STOP 3 – FONDATION ROYAUMONT
Sunday, July 2— Monday, July 10, 2023, Abbaye de Royaumont (France)
Concert on Sunday, July 9, 2023, Abbaye de Royaumont (France)
Educational Advisor: Jean-Philippe Wurtz, conductor
The last stop in the journey will take place at the Royaumont Foundation, in Parisian district, where the ULYSSES ensemble 2023 will work on a range of works from the contemporary repertoire. Here, young musicians will also rerun poco a poco by Alex Mincek and the Hugues Dufourt L’Afrique d’après Tiepolo, part of his cycle Les continents d’après Tiepolo. French conductor Jean-Philippe Wurtz conducts the ensemble through a week of rehearsals culminating in a public presentation on Sunday, July 9.
Hugues Dufourt: L’Afrique d’après Tiepolo (2005) for piano solo and ensemble (flute, English horn, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, alto, cello)
Alex Mincek: poco a poco (2008) for flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, violin, viola, cello
Liza Lim: Veil, for flute, clarinet, trumpet, piano, percussion, violin, cello, 10 minutes (1999)