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Overview of the conducting masterclass, 16 - 20 November 2015

We are happy to offer you 5-day masterclass< with

the West Bohemian Symphony Orchestra and Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe (Canada/Germany/Czech Republic).
All active participants will receive 175 minutes of podium time.

Honorary Principal Conductor with the North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Principal Conductor of Philharmonie Südwestfalen, Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Krakow Philharmonic Orchestra, Regular Guest conductor with Bangkok Symphonic Orchestra and Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Docent conducting faculty in the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague - Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe (Canada) has kindly agreed to lead this masterclass.

The masterclass will take place in Marienbad (the Czech Republic) from 16th to 20th November 2015.

This masterclass includes pieces from the main repertoire of orchestral conducting, based on European Classical and Romantic music. The course includes orchestral rehearsals, lessons of score analysis and individual conducting lessons with Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe with piano, a Dress rehearsal and a Final concert.

There is no age limit.


Classical repertoire:

16th and 17th November

W.A. Mozart – Don Giovanni, (Ouverture), - 6'

W.A. Mozart Symphony No 38 "Prague" in D major, - 26'

L. Beethoven - Symphony No 5, in C minor, Op. 67, - 34'

L. Beethoven - Symphony No 1, in C major, Op 21, -28'

F. Schubert - "Unfinished Symphony" No 8, B minor, - 27', (the first romantic symphony)

Romantic repertoire:

18th and 19th November

A. Dvořák - Symphony No 9, in E minor, - 43'

A. Dvořák - Symphony No 8, G major, - 37'

B. Smetana - The Moldau, symphonic poem "Má Vlast" (From my Homeland), No. 2, -12'

B. Smetana - Sharka, symphonic poem ’Má Vlast’ (From my Homeland), No.3, - 10'

B. Smetana - Skočna from "The Bartered Bride", - 5'

Please select from this repertoire and prepare a program which you are interested in (2-3 pieces from both sections).

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 workshop November 16th - 20th, 2015

16th - 12.00 - opening of the workshop, individual lessons with piano
                 evening - orchestra rehearsal

17th - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                 afternoon - individual lessons with piano

18th - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                afternoon - analyze lessons

19th - morning - orchestra rehearsal
                afternoon - individual lessons with piano

20th - morning - Dress rehearsal
                 19.30 - Final public concert

All participants will receive a definitive schedule after a deadline.

Application deadline. The application deadline is 26th October 2015.<


All participants will conduct at the final concert on Friday 20th November 2015.
The program:
W.A. Mozart – Don Giovanni, (Ouverture),
L . Beethoven – Symphony No 5, in C minor, Op. 67,
A. Dvořák – Symphony No 9, E minor ,
B. Smetana – “Skocna” from “The Bartered Bride” or “The Moldau”

The concert program will be divided between participants.



The course will be taught in English.

Maestro Olivieri-Munroe can speak also several languages: English, Spanish, Czech, Italian, French and German.

We will make our best effort to provide language support if you don’t speak these languages. Please make a note in your application if you need that support.


Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant.

Various categories of accommodation are in Marienbad since it is a famous recreation spa area.


Travel costs must be covered by each participant.


Rehearsals with the orchestra and a final concert will be video recorded.

All of the conductors will receive DVD with recorded Final concert. By your request, the concert can be copied on your flash card.

The recording included in the price.

You can use also your own cameras for the video recording.