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, Germany 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 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.
Program: (The large symphony orchestra - 60 musicians)
• 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 1th August 2017.
Schedule of the masterclass September 10 - 16, 2017
10th September - opening of the masterclass, piano sessions
11th September - rehearsals with the orchestra and piano sessions
12th September - rehearsals with the orchestra
13th September - rehearsals with the orchestra
14th September - rehearsals with the orchestra
15th September - Dress rehearsal and the first concert.
16th September - the second concert.
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.
Concerts will be held 15th and 16th September 2017 in the Reduta Hall, Olomouc
The course will be taught in English. Maestro Lior Shambadal can speak several languages.
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.
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.