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10 - 15 Sept. 2017,
Olomouc, Czech Republic

6-day orchestral conducting workshop with Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Lior Shambadal

is the Principal conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker (since 1997), he was the principal conductor of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in Columbia, Haifa Symphony Orchestra. His extensive concert activity links him with orchestras across the world, from Russia to Latin America, from Europato Israel. Maestro gives master classes for conductors in Germany, Canada, Italy and other countries, in which the participants learn critical aspects of conducting, studying the score, musical analysis and conducting technique.

In a hot summer of 1860, one of the most eminent composers of Romantic music was born on the Czech grounds: Gustav Mahler. It was about 23 years later when a young conductor, at the beginning of his later incredibly radiant career, arrived to Olomouc. He conducted at the time in a theater, which today we find under the name of Moravian theater. This is also the reason, among many others, why Olomouc is a highly demanded city for visits in the interest of acquiring musical education. With the repertoire of the forever glorified Mahler's Symphony No.5, this International Conducting Workshop is offering you an intensive and professionally scheduled program with the extraordinarily skilled professional orchestra under the lead of world-wide distinguished, greatly knowledgeable Maestro Lior Shambadal, and therefore a highly secured acquisition of valuable conducting experiences.

Workshop program:

Mahler 5th symphony

Shostakovich 9th symphony

Stravinsky The Firebird suite 1919

Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, overture.

Brahms 4th symphony

Each Active participant of the workshop will be entitled for:

60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions

100 minutes of podium time conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

• attending all meetings, classes and rehearsals

• each Active participant will conduct a Dress rehearsal and the Final concert

The application deadline is 1th August 2017.

Each Semi-active participant will be entitled for:

• attending all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert, without an opportunity to conduct the orchestra

90 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions

Dates and the structure of the workshop September 10 - 15, 2017

10 Sept. - opening of the workshop, piano sessions
11 Sept. - rehearsals with the orchestra and piano sessions
12 Sept. - rehearsals with the orchestra
13 Sept. - rehearsals with the orchestra
14 Sept. - rehearsals with the orchestra
15 Sept. - Dress rehearsal and the Final concert.

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The Final concert will be held 15 September 2017 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc

The concert program will be divided between participants.


The course will be taught primarily in English and secondarily in German (as well as French, Italian and Dutch).


Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant of the workshop.

We provide an accommodation in the FLORA hotel ***.

The hotel offers different categories of rooms: Economy, Standart, Comfort, Comfort plus and Superior.

It is possible to have cheaper accommodation in Lecturers' dormitory of Palacky University with the price 24 EUR per night and 3 EUR for a breakfast.

Nevertheless you can stay in any other hotel.

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There are several airports around Olomouc: in Prague, Vienna, Brno and Ostrava.

Travel costs must be covered by each participant of the workshop.

Workshop fees:

Active participant`s fee is € 1800
(The large professional symphony orchestra - 60 musicians)

Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 35

Semi-active participant’s fee is € 500

There is no registration/application fee.

Payment schedule

- 25 per cent of the participant’s fee has to be paid as a deposit via bank transfer two weeks at the latest after the organizers`confirmation of your participation;

- The rest of the deposit has to be paid via bank transfer by 1st August 2017 or in cash on the day of your arrival;

- 100% deposit should be paid until the 1st day of the workshop for conductors.

The deposit is 100% refundable only in case of cancellation of the workshop by the organizer.

For an individual payment sсhedule please contact the workshop manager


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

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

The concert will be recorded with one professional camera, HD sound quality.

You can use also your own cameras for video recording.

We can provide also a multi-angle recording of the concert upon your request with additional cost.

The Certificate of participation will be provided for all Participants who have completed the masterclass / workshop for conductors.

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