outHEAR New Music Week 2020 

Symposium and Composer Masterclass

March 26th - April 4th 2021 

Municipal Conservatory of Larissa, Greece

Ensembles in residence

Ensemble Klangforum Wien: Sophie Schafleitner - violin, Dimitrios Polisoidis - viola, Gerald Preinfalk - saxophone,

Krassimir Sterev - accordion

PPCM: Shino Saito - flute/piccolo flute, Elena Arbonies Jauregui - clarinet/bass clarinet, Lea Moullet - violin,

Leo Morello - cello


Franck Bedrossian, University of Music and Drama Graz

Dimitri Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Orestis Toufektsis, University of Music and Drama Graz

Photo by Kostas Mantziaris

Our mission is to bring together promising composers from around the world in an inspiring environment, provide them with masterclasses and opportunities for the performance of their works, but also allow them to exchange knowledge and expertise. We strive to develop long-lasting personal relationships between lecturers, performers and participants and therefore let them profit from one another.


Join us! 

  • Work with a world-renown guest ensemble and a visiting artist in rehearsing, reading, and performing your music.

  • Have the performance of your work recorded and videotaped.

  • One-on-one lessons and mentoring with faculty composers.

  • Attend the three-day symposium and share your artistic visions with your peers.

  • Attend presentations on instrumental techniques by the members of the Ensemble Klangforum Wien. 

  • Making new friends and being part of a supportive artistic community.

Fellow composers will be selected through a Call for Applications EXTENDED DEADLINE: Thursday, September 3rd, 2020, 11:59 PM (+2:00 EET Athens). CLOSED

outHEAR New Music Week is committed to promoting gender and ethnic diversity and inclusivity across its activities. 

the artistic committee, 

Christos Lenoutsos, founder 

Dimitri Papageorgiou, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Orestis Toufektsis, University of Music and Drama Graz

The outHEAR New Music Week 2020, an international symposium and master class for composition, featuring Ensemble Klangforum Wien in collaboration with four members of Performance Practice in Contemporary Music (PPCM) ensemble, is organized by the Mayoralty of Culture and Sciences of the City of Larissa (Panos Sapkas, deputy mayor) and is taking place from March 26th to April 4th 2021 at the Municipal Conservatory of Larissa.


The outHear New Music Week was initiated by Christos Lenoutsos, pianist, and It is co-organized by the University of Music and Dramatic Arts Graz, the Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and is under the auspices of the Austrian Embassy in Athens, Greece.

The 3rd Edition of the outHEAR New Music Week is made possible with the friendly support of the Ernst von Siemens Music Foundation.

Please note that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, we have decided to postpone the outHEAR New Music Week which will take place at the end of March 2021, four months later than usual. 


The outHEAR Symposium and Master Class in composition is an intensive curriculum in composition. Our Composer Fellows work closely with the world-class performers of the Ensemble Klangforum Vienna and distinguished faculty, Franck Bedrossian, Dimitri Papageorgiou, and Orestis Toufektsis, in one-on-one lessons and mentoring, masterclasses, coaching, rehearsals, discussions, and performances.

During the first three days, composer fellows and faculty will also present their artistic research at the Symposium, an opportunity for all participants to share with each other their unique perspective on composition, techniques, and innovations. During the week, the performers of the Ensemble Klangforum will offer workshops on extended instrumental techniques. 

Photo by Kostas Mantziaris

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