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At International Conducting Masterclasses, we strive to provide all of the resources necessary for conductors of both today and tomorrow to become masters of orchestral direction behind the podium. Our masterclasses are led by our knowledgeable and highly qualified tutors, of whom have decades of experience, across countries and continents, leading some of the most prolific orchestras in modern history. We also work closely with numerous professional orchestras and in our meticulously built and acoustically beautiful theaters. Through our workshops you will develop the essential skills and resources for a career in conducting. Send in your application today and reserve your spot behind the podium, in front of the orchestra, and beneath the open curtains.

18 - 23 January 2022, Prague, Czech Republic
Masterclass for Conductors
Maestro Alim Shakh & PKF - Prague Philharmonia


Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony in C minor op. 110a
Antonin Dvořák: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in A minor op. 53
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, in D major op. 36
Ludwig van Beethoven: Coriolan, Overture op. 62

     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. Maestro Shakh is the Principal conductor of St. Petersburg State Conservatory Opera and Ballet Theatre, Principal conductor of the Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra (the top chamber orchestra in Russia).
Alim Shakh is a prominent Russian conductor, he worked with orchestras in Moscow, St.Petersburg, Prague (Rudolfinum), Weimar, Paris, Linz (Brucknerhaus), London (Royal Albert Hall).
Maestro conducted the Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, Novosibirsk Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra of the Kazan State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Opera and ballet theatre of Saint-Petersburg conservatoire, International Symphonic Orchestra in Great Britain, Weimar Chapel Orchestra (Germany), Chamber choir Grand Rapids (the USA), Californian opera theatre (the USA), Prague Symphony Orchestra, la Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Costa Rica, Slovak State Philharmonic, Philharmonie de Paris, Moravian Philharmonie and many others.
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20 - 25 February 2022, Olomouc, Czech Republic
Maestro Alexander Polyanichko & the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra


Ludwig van Beethoven: Leonora, Overture No. 3 in C major, Op 72
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major,"Pastoral", Op. 68
Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka: Ruslan and Ludmila, Overture in D major
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op.64
     Maestro Alexander Polyanichko has worked with major orchestras throughout the world and served as a Jury Member of BBC Cardiff Singer of the World. Alexander Polianichko studied conducting at the St. Petersburg Conservatoire with Prof. Iliya Musin. In 1994, Maestro made his London debut conducting the English National Opera's production of Eugene Onegin. Performances with the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden lead to his performing two productions of Tchaikovsky's operas with the Royal Opera, a revival of Queen of Spades with Placido Domingo, and a new show by Francesca Zambello of Cherevichki (The Tsarina's Slippers), which was recorded on DVD. He has appeared with many of the world's leading companies, including Bolshoi Theatre, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Gothenburg Opera, La Scala Milan, Lyric Opera Kansas City, Nationale Reisopera, Norwegian Opera, Opera Australia, Opera Colorado, Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, Opéra National de Paris, Opera New Zealand, Royal Danish Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, San Francisco Opera, Stuttgart Opera, Welsh National Opera and Zurich Opera. In 1996 he was invited to take the Opera National de Paris to New York for their MET appearances.
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City Concert Hall. Conducting Masterclasses 2022
Masterclasses for conductors and Singers in the Czech Republic
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18 - 23 November 2021. Maestro Martin Sieghart & PKF - Prague Philharmonia
Mozart: Don Giovanni Overture, Haydn - Symph. No. 104, Beethoven - 7th Symphony, Stravinsky - Concerto in D "Basel Concerto"
19 - 24 September 2021. Maestro Charles Olivieri- Munroe & MFO,
Beethoven: Fidelio, overture in E major, Schumann - Piano Concerto in A minor, Soloist Kenichiro Kojima (piano, Japan), Berlioz- Overture Roman Carnival, Dvořák - Symphony No. 7, Carnival, Overture.
22 - 27 August 2021. Maestro Martin Sieghart & MFO
Mahler: Symphony No. 4, Mozart: Linzer Symphony KV 425, Mozart: Arias for Liric soprano from Mozart's operas: Don Giovanni, Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte. Soloists: Barbora Řeřichová - soprano, Liana Sass - soprano.
19 - 24 July 2021. Maestro Lior Shambadal & MFO
Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Brahms: Symphony No. 3, Mozart: CosÌ fan tutte, Overture, Mendelssohn: Hebrides, Overture.
27 June- 2 July 2021.Maestro Alim Shakh & MFO
P. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4, Beethoven - Symphony No. 1, Debussy - Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, Strauss - Die Fledermaus - Overture, F. von Suppe - Leichte Kavallerie - Overture
28 - 31 March 2021.Maestro Alim Shakh & PKF - Prague Philharmonia, Soloist Milan Al-Ashhab (violin)
Beethoven: The Creatures of Prometheus, Op.43, Tchaikovsky - Serenade for strings & Violin Concerto, Mendelssohn - Symphony No.4 "Italian" & A Midsummer Night's Dream - Overture, Debussy: La Mer - piano transcription
22 - 25 February 2021. Maestro Martin Sieghart & The Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice
Stravinsky - Pulcinella, Suite (1920), Prokofiev - Symphony No. 1, Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, Overture Coriolan, Wagner - Siegfried-Idyll
24 - 29 January 2021. Maestro Tomas Netopil & Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra Ostrava
Sibelius - Violin Concerto, Dvorak - Symphony No. 7, Verdi ,,La Forza del Destino"- Overture, Beethoven - Symphony No. 5
23 - 28 August 2020. Maestro Alim Shakh (Alexander Polyanichko) & the MFO
Stravinsky - The Firebird Suite, Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade, Georges Bizet- L'Arlésienne, Carl Maria von Weber - Der Freischütz.
2-7 August 2020. Maestro A. Shakh & professional Symphony orchestra
A. Dvořák: Symphony No. 9, L. Beethoven: Symphony No. 2, W.A. Mozart: Don Giovanni, overture, M. Ravel: La Valse.
2-7 February 2020. Maestro Alim Shakh & the MFO
Mozart - The Magic Flute, Overture The Abduction from the Seraglio. Beethoven - Symphony No. 4. Weber - Oberon, Overture. Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6.
6-11 October 2019. Maestro Alexander Polyanichko and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
J. Brahms- Symphony No. 3, Stravinsky - Petrushka (1947), E. Grieg - Peer Gynt Suites 1 & 2, W.A. Mozart - Don Giovanni - Overture, L. Beethoven - Egmont, Overture
8-13 September 2019. Orchestral conducting masterclass
J. Brahms - Symphony No. 1; L. Beethoven - Symphony No. 2; F. Mendelssohn-Bartholdy - Overtures Hebrides & Midsummer Night's Dream.
18- 23 August 2019. Maestro Olivieri Munroe & the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
Beethoven, Antonin Dvořák - Symphony No.8, Mozart, Brahms.
9-14 June 2019., Orchestral conducting workshop with full-size professional orchestra MFO
L. Beethoven - Symphony No. 7, J. Brahms - Symphony No. 4, P. Tchaikovsky - Suite from the ballet Sleeping beauty, M. Glinka - Ruslan and Ludmila, Overture
20-25 January 2019., Orchestral conducting masterclass with full-size professional symphony orchestra
L. Beethoven - Coriolan, Overture, L. Beethoven - Symphony No. 1, I. Stravinsky - The Firebird, Suite 1919, P. I. Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker Suite, Op 71a, G. Verdi - La Forza del Destino, Overture
16-21 September 2018., Maestro Martin Sieghart and the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Program: Johannes Brahms - 1st Symphony, Anton Bruckner - 4th Symphony, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Symphomy No. 36, Felix Mendelssohn - Hebrides Overture (Fingal's Cave)
26-31 August 2018. Olomouc, Czech Republic
Maestro Alexander Polyanichko & the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Dmitri Shostakovich - Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 47 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Symphony No. 6 in B minor, Op. 74 - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48 - George Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 1 - George Bizet - Carmen Suite No. 2
12-17 August 2018. Course in Karlovy Vary, the Czech Republic
Maestro Olivieri Munroe & the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra
B. Smetana "Vltava"- A. Dvorak - Symphony No.7, Op.70 (obligatory)- A. Dvorak: Czech suite in D major - Z. Kodaly - Dances of Galanta- W.A. Mozart Symphony No.38
10-15 June 2018., Maestro Alim Shakh & the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Program: P. Tchaikovsky - 4th Symphony, F. Mendelssohn - Violin Concerto, L. Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, Overture Egmont, С. Debussy - Prelude a l'apres-midi d'un faune, S. Prokofiev - Romeo and Juliet Suite No. 2.
19-24 March 2018., Workshop - The Symphony Orchestra of the North Bohemian Theatre. Maestro Martin Sieghart
Program: BEETHOVEN 9th Symphony, MENDELSSOHN - Symphony No. 4, RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - Scheherazade.
21-26 January 2018., Olomouc. Czech Republic. Maestro Alim Shakh
Program: J. Brahms: The Tragic Overture. P. I. Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5. D. Shostakovich: Symphony No. 1. W.A. Mozart: Symphony No. 41
19 - 23 November 2017.. The South Czech Philharmonic. Maestro Martin Sieghart.
Program: J. Strauss - Ouverture "The Gypsy Baron", J. Haydn Symphony Nr. 88 in G major, L. Beethoven Symphony Nr. 1 in C major, A. Dvořák Symphony Nr. 9, F. Schubert Symphony Nr. 4, I. Stravinsky Pulcinella-Suite.
10 - 16 September 2017. Workshop - Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Program: Mahler 5th symphony, Stravinsky The Firebird suite 1919, Shostakovich 9th symphony, Brahms 4th symphony, Wagner - The Flying Dutchman, overture.
13 - 18 August 2017., Karlovy Vary. Czech Republic. Maestro Olivieri Munroe
Program: Smetana - My country, Brahms - Symphony Nr. 2, Liszt - Les Preludes, Tchaikovsky - Rococo variations, Strauss - Die Fledermaus (overture), W.A. Mozart.
Symphony Orchestra of the Karlovy Vary.
11- 16 June 2017., Olomouc. Czech Republic. Maestro Alim Shakh
Program: Stravinsky- Pulcinella suite 1922, Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1, Brahms -Symphony No.1, Mussorgsky - Night on the Bald Mountain (symphonic poem, 1867).
3-8 April 2017., Ústí nad Labem. Czech Republic.
Program: J. Haydn Symphony Nr. 101, W.A. Mozart Symphony Nr. 40, L. Beethoven Symphony Nr. 3, Overtures Coriolan and Egmont, J. Brahms Tragic Overture, B. Smetana - The Moldau.
21- 26 January 2017., Course - Olomouc. Czech Republic. Maestro Alim Shakh
Program: D. Shostakovich - Festive Overture, 9th Symphony, S. Prokofiev -1st Symphony, P.I. Tchaikovsky - 4th Symphony, S. Rachmaninoff - 3rd Piano Concerto, A. Dvořak - 9th Symphony.
5 -10 November 2016., Marienbad. Czech Republic. Maestro Alim Shakh
Program: Mozart - Symphony No. 40, Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No. 2, Beethoven Symphony No. 2.
22- 26 August 2016., Summer Masterclass, Karlovy Vary. Czech Republic.
Program: Program: J. Brahms - Symphony Nr.1, P. I. Tchaikovsky - Symphony Nr.6 , F. Mendelssohn "A Midsummer Night's Dream" Op. 61.
7 -11 June 2016., Workshop - Olomouc. Czech Republic. Maestro A.Shakh
Program: L. Beethoven, 7th symphony, S. Rachmaninoff, Symphonic dances, N. Rimsky-Korsakov, Sheherazade.
22 - 30 January 2016., Ústí nad Labem. Maestro Guerassim Voronkov.Opera conducting.
Program: Il Trovatore (The Troubadour) by Giuseppe Verdi and Opera-gala concert.
22 - 30 January 2016., Ústí nad Labem. Marina Shaguch (vocal professor).
Opera Singing Masterclass

16 - 20 November 2015, Course - Marienbad. Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe.
Program: Mozart, Beethoven, Dvořak and Smetana.
26 June - 02 July 2015, Olomouc. Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe.
Summer Orchestral conducting
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