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Masterclasses for conductors
6-day orchestral conducting masterclass with Maestro Alim Shakh (Principal conductor of St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, Principal conductor of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber 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.
The main aim of the masterclass for conductors: using the main conducting principles to develop your conducting scale in various styles and research the individual way to music expression.
Besides individual lessons with piano you will work with a big professional orchestra, it will give you big emotional satisfaction and the new impulse to continue your professional career.
The masterclass is suitable for advanced conducting students and professional conductors.
Less experienced conductors can take part in the masterclass as Semi-active participants.

There is no age limit for participation.

Each Active participant will be entitled for:

100 minutes of podium time conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

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 for:

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

Program:

I. Stravinsky - Pulcinella (suite, 1922) (Boosey and Hawkes)

P. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23 (Breitkopf)

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

M. Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain, (symphonic poem, 1867) (Kalmus)

Participants are required to select and prepare 2-3 music works from this repertoire.

Conductors are expected to purchase and study their scores before the start of the masterclass for conductors. It is important that you listen to the pieces and prepare them as much as possible to gain the maximum benefits from the masterclass.

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Concert

The concert program will be divided between participants.

The Final concert will be held 16 June 2017 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc

Language

The masterclass will be taught in English.
Nevertheless Maestro Shakh can speak also German and Russian.

We will make our best effort to provide a language support if you don't speak these languages.

Please make a note in your application if you need that support.

Accommodation

Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant of the masterclass for conductors.

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

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

Nevertheless you can stay in any other hotel.

It is possible to have cheaper accommodation in Lecturers' dormitory of Palacky University with the price 22 EUR per night and 2 EUR for a breakfast.

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Transportation

Travel costs must be covered by each participant.

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

Recording

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

You can use also your own cameras for video recording.

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

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

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

Masterclass fees

Active participant`s fee is € 1650.

Semi-active participant’s fee is € 500

Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 35

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 June 2017 or in cash on the day of your arrival;

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

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

For an individual payment sсhedule please contact the Masterclass manager

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

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Masterclasses for conductors with a full-size orchestra.

Conducting Programs include Opera & Orchestral Conducting masterclasses and workshops,
development opportunities to work with symphony orchestras in Czech Republic.
Masterclass venues & locations: Prague, Olomouc, Marienbad, Karlovy Vary.


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