DYCE II is addressed to composition students and alumni from all European academies

NB! Calls now open (deadline August 20):

call for composers

call for storeytellers

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.

Ensemble U: is the "host ensemble" of the following countries:  Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Ukraine.

Project home page:  https://dyce-project.eu/

DYCE is a small-scale European project co-funded through the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union during the years 2022-2023.