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Masterclasses for conductors

Conducting Masterclass.

2-7 February 2020, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Maestro Alim Shakh & the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra

Orchestral conducting masterclass with Maestro Alim Shakh icon link
and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra icon link (full-size professional symphony orchestra).

Alim Shakh is a prominent Russian conductor, he was taught by famous Russian conductors and teachers Ilya Musin (1904–1999) and Fyodor Kozlov (1927–2003), he maintains and spreads traditions of St. Petersburg Rimsky-Korsakov State Conservatory. Maestro Shakh is the Principal conductor of St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre. He works with the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, International Symphonic Orchestra in Great Britain, Weimar Chapel Orchestra (Germany), Chamber choir Grand Rapids (USA), Californian opera theatre (USA), Prague Symphony Orchestra, la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Costa Rica, Slovak State Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra and many others.
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Photos from the Masterclasses with Maestro Alim Shakh and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra. icon link


W.A. Mozart - The Magic Flute, Overture
W.A. Mozart - Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio (K.384)
L. Beethoven - Symphony No. 4
Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon, Overture
P. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6
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.

There is no age limit for participation.

Each Active participant will be entitled to:
100 minutes of podium time conducting the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra icon link
60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions
• attending all meetings, classes and rehearsals
• each Active participant will conduct a Dress rehearsal and the Final concert
Each Semi-active participant will be entitled to:
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 30 November 2019.

Photos from the Masterclasses with Maestro Alim Shakh. icon link


The concert program will be divided among participants.
The Final concert will be held 7 February 2020 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc


The course will take place in Olomouc icon link, Czech Republic. The town is located between Prague and Vienna.
     Historical place: the famous composer and conductor Gustav Mahler worked at the German Public Theater (now the Moravian Theatre in Olomouc)
Click here to see more about Olomouc. icon link Location Olomouc


Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant of the masterclass for conductors.
Please, contact Masterclass Manager to find accommodation.

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Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
Click here to read more about trains from Prague to Olomouc. icon link
There are several airports around Olomouc icon link: in Prague, Vienna, Brno and Ostrava.


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


Video recording of orchestra rehearsals and the concert is included in the price.
All sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded and each conductor will receive his/her videos via Internet.

Masterclass fees

Active participant's fee is € 1750.
Semi-active participant's fee is € 550

Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 35
There is no registration/application fee.

Payment schedule
- 25 % 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 15 January 2020;
- 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 plan 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,
Masterclass venues & locations: Prague, Olomouc, Marienbad, Karlovy Vary.
Reduta Hall, Olomouc Opera masterclasscourse