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10-15 June 2018,
Orchestral Conducting Masterclass icon link
Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Maestro Alim Shakh & the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestral conducting masterclass with Maestro Alim Shakh and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra (full-size professional symphony orchestra).

      Maestro Shakh was taught by famous Russian conductors and teachers - Fyodor Kozlov (1927–2003) and Ilya Musin (1904–1999), he maintains and spreads traditions of St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Maestro Shakh is the Principal conductor of St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, Principal conductor of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (the top chamber orchestra in Russia).
Alim Shakh is a prominent Russian conductor, he worked with orchestras in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Prague (Rudolfinum), Weimar, Paris, Linz (Brucknerhaus), London (Royal Albert Hall).
Maestro conducted the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Kazan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Opera and ballet theatre of Saint-Petersburg conservatoire, International Symphonic Orchestra in Great Britain, Weimar Chapel Orchestra (Germany), Chamber choir Grand Rapids (the USA), Californian opera theatre (the USA), Prague Symphony Orchestra, la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Costa Rica, Slovak State Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Moravian Philharmonie and many others.

Each Active participant will be entitled to:
100 or 60 minutes of podium time conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra icon link
60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions
• each Active participant will conduct a Dress rehearsal and the Final concert
• attending all meetings, classes and rehearsals Each Semi-active participant will be entitled to:
90 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions
• attending all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert, without an opportunity to conduct the orchestra


P. Tchaikovsky - Symphony № 4
F. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, Op.64
L. Beethoven - Symphony № 3 "Eroica"
L. Beethoven - Overture Egmont, Op. 84
С. Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
S. Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite № 2 ( in rehearsals )


The concert program will be divided among participants.
The Final concert will be held 15 June 2018 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc


The masterclass will be taught in English.


Participants are responsible for their accommodation. Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant of the masterclass for conductors.
You can stay in any hotel. We can offer you an assistance with finding accommodation.
Please, contact Masterclass Manager to find cheaper accommodation.


Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
Click here to read more about trains from Prague to Olomouc. icon link
There are several airports around Olomouc icon link: in Prague, Vienna, Brno and Ostrava.


All sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded and each conductor will receive his/her videos on USB stick or via Internet.
You can use also your own devices for video recording.
Video recording of orchestra rehearsals and the concert is included in the price.