Maestro Lior Shambadal is the Principal conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker (since 1997), he was the principal conductor of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra, the principal conductor of the Haifa Symphony Orchestra, has held a position of the principal conductor of the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in Columbia. His extensive concert activity links him with orchestras across the world, from Latin America to Russia, from Israel to Europa. Maestro gives master classes for conductors in Canada, Italy, Berlin and other states, 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 Masterclass 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.
Mahler 5th symphony
Stravinsky The Firebird suite 1919
Shostakovich 9th symphony
Brahms 4th symphony
Richard Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, overture.
Each Active participant will be entitled for:
• 60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions
• 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.
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 for conductors.