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10 - 16 September 2017,
Olomouc, Czech Republic

7-day orchestral conducting masterclass with Maestro Lior Shambadal (Berlin, Germany) and Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
      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)

Mahler 5th symphony

Stravinsky The Firebird suite 1919

Shostakovich 9th symphony

Brahms 4th symphony

Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, overture

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

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.

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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.

We offer 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.

Please, contact masterclass manager for more options. We can offer you an assistance with finding cheaper accommodation.


Travel costs must be covered by each participant.

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


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

You can use also your own cameras for video recording.

Video recording of rehearsals with the orchestra 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 € 1800
(The large professional symphony orchestra - 60 musicians)

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 September 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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