Program for Ensembles and Chamber Music Formations 2025

Aside from several instrumental classes for individual musicians, the impuls Academy 2025 is once more welcoming already existing young ensembles and chamber music formations as participants and would specifically invite also young string quartets for the first time to join and work with the renowned Quatuor Diotima.



Meeting their individual interests, profiles and needs, impuls provides coaches such as conductor Johannes Kalitzke a.o., renowned formations such as Quatuor Diotima and Trio Accanto, and individual musicians like Christian Dierstein, Uli Fussenegger, Nicolas Hodges, Ernst Kovacic, Dimitrios Polisoidis, Marcus Weiss a.o., who can give support in many ways, only one of them being individual coaching for their instruments (saxophone, piano, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass). On top, with Sarah Maria Sun, a coach for voice is available.


The young chamber music formations and ensembles are asked to suggest and bring along literature, they want to work on, refine and get professional support for during impuls, themselves. Of course impuls and its coaches can give advice for pieces as well if necessary.



Another important aspect of the impuls Academy´s concept has always been to interconnect composer and performer. Thus the young formations are also offered to make use of the rare possibility to work with the renowned composition coaches on a selection of their pieces on spot. Needless to state, impuls also encourages the cooperation in between the young chamber music formations and ensembles and the many international young composition participants by a variety of Special Programs for 2025 (amongst others Calls for Trio Accanto Line-up, saxophone-formations, etc.).


However, aside from these already existing Special Programs, individually developed programs and projects for connecting the young chamber music formations and ensembles with young composers on spot (such as posting new calls for scores or sketches to be worked on during impuls, developing specific projects, organising first meetings for further cooperation, etc.) can be established – ideas and wishes can be expressed already at the time of registration, a more detailed discussion and elaboration for customized projects is then to follow after a place has been guaranteed to the formation.


Also, where desired, a cooperation of the young chamber music formations and ensembles with individual musicians or voices participating in the impuls Academy can be established (for example to work on literature, that cannot be realized by the original line-up of the formation itself).



Like all other participants of the impuls Academy 2025, also the young chamber music formations and ensembles are welcome to take advantage of the many discourse programs* impuls holds (from daily group lectures to discussions, talks etc.) and enjoy the impuls Festival program*.


And furthermore, they will find slots within the Festival to present themselves as well, be it with repertoire or pieces developed during impuls – as formation, but also, if of interest, as soloists.


Last but not least, the Academy will function as vivid meeting point and platform for interaction, exchange, knowledge-transfer, and networking.




Please check general Conditions for impuls 2025 and proceed with Registration if interested.


In case of further questions, please contact the impuls office at




* As the Festival and discourse programs are still in preparation for 2025, you may want to check last year´s edition to get a general idea about the scope and nature of the various offers.