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Overview of the conducting masterclass, 22- 26 August 2016

5-day orchestral conducting masterclass with Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.icon link  

The masterclass training program includes sessions with piano four hands, rehearsals and the concert with Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra.

The masterclass is suitable for advanced conducting students and professional conductors.

Each Active participant will get:

- 90 minutes of podium time with the big professional orchestra
- 80 minutes of podium time in sessions with piano four hands
- attending all meetings and rehearsals
- each Active participant will conduct a Dress rehearsal and the Final concert

Application Deadline extended.

9 Active Participants will be accepted to the course.


J. Brahms, Symphony № 1 in C minor, Op. 68,

P. I. Tchaikovsky, Symphony №. 6 in B minor, "Pathétique", Op. 74,

F. Mendelssohn, "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Op. 61

Conductors are expected to purchase and study their scores before the start of the course.

It is important that you listen to the pieces and prepare them as much as possible to gain the maximum benefits from the course.

Dates and the structure of the masterclass August 22 - 26th, 2016

August 22, - 18.00 - opening of the masterclass, individual lessons with piano four hands
August 23, - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                 - afternoon - individual lessons with piano
August 24, - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                  - afternoon - individual lessons with piano
August 25, - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                  - afternoon - orchestra rehearsal
August 26, - morning - Dress rehearsal
              19.30 - Final public concert
All participants will receive a definitive schedule after a deadline.


The Final concert will be held 26th August in the Antonin Dvorak Concert Hall in Karlovy Vary, Windsor Carlsbad - Lázně III, Mlýnské nábřeží 5.

The concert program will be divided among participants.


The course will be taught in English.


All sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded and each participant will receive his/her video on USB stick.

Video recording of rehearsals with the orchestra and the concert is included in the price.

You can also use your own camera for video recording.


Karlovy Vary (  Link: https://www.karlovyvary.cz/en  ) is a worldwide known recreation spa area with a large accommodation capacity. Karlovy Vary is historically famous for its hot springs (13 main springs, about 300 smaller springs, and the warm-water Teplá River), it is the most visited spa town in the Czech Republic.

Participants are responsible for the arrangement of their accommodation, therefore they can choose whichever hotel they like.

Transport. The nearest airport is located in Prague.

Karlovy Vary situated in western Bohemia, approximately 130 km (81 mi) west of Prague.
Bus stop: Prague, Vaclav Havel Airport Prague ===> Bus stop: Karlovy Vary, Terminál
The bus leaves approximately every hour and includes services such as free coffee and newspapers, and you always get comfortable seats.

You can use also Private transfer (car, minivan).