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.
• 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
The application deadline is 10th April 2017.
I. Stravinsky - Pulcinella (suite, 1922)
P. Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Opus 23
J. Brahms, Symphony № 1 in C minor, Op. 68
M. Mussorgsky - Night on Bald Mountain, (symphonic poem, 1867)
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.
The concert program will be divided between participants.
The Final concert will be held 16 June 2017 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc
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 costs must be covered by each participant of the masterclass for conductors.
The Certificate of participation will be provided for all Participants who have completed the masterclass for conductors.
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