The 2020 Ensemble Festival for Contemporary Music is an initiative of the Forum Zeitgenössischer Musik Leipzig [FZML] and the ensemble Tempus Konnex.

The first edition of the biennial will focus on the East: the most distinguished ensembles for contemporary music from China (Ensemble ConTempo Beijing), Japan (Ensemble NOMAD) and Russia (Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble [MCME]) are collaborating in the musical city of Leipzig with two ensembles from Germany (Ensemble Musikfabrik, Tempus Konnex). The festival is centered on a discursive and provocative musical characterization of the present.

Numerous world premieres as well as European and German premieres are featured on a program that also continues to focus on music that plays with electronic music and media art. Moreover, promoting the next generation of talented young artists is an essential