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Conducting Masterclasses

June 15-20, 2024, Győr, Hungary
Maestro Martin Sieghart & Győr Philharmonic Orchestra

6-day intensive masterclass for Conductors with Maestro Martin Sieghart icon link
and Győr Philharmonic Orchestra icon link (the professional orchestra)
It is a great opportunity for studying and recording the mandatory pieces from the German music repertoire.

Program:

Schubert: Symphony No 4
Beethoven: Violin Concerto
Brahms: Symphony No 3
Conductors are expected to purchase and study their scores before the start of the masterclass. It is important that you listen to the pieces and prepare them as much as possible to gain the maximum benefits from the course.

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Each Active participant will be entitled to:

90 minutes podium time conducting Győr Philharmonic Orchestra icon link
60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions with the soloist
• we expect that all active participants will conduct in the dress rehearsal and final concert as wel as attend all meetings and rehearsals.

Each Semi-active participant will be entitled to:

90 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions with Maestro and the soloist.
• attending all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert, without an opportunity to conduct the orchestra



There is no age limit for participation. The Certificate of participation will be provided for all the participants who have completed this course for conductors.

Concert

The concert program will be divided among participants.
The final concert will be held on June 20, 2024.

Schedule

15.06.2024 Saturday   - rehearsals with pianists
16.06.2024 Sunday   - rehearsals with pianists
17.06.2024 Monday   9.30-12.30 and 14.30-17.30 - rehearsals with the orchestra
18.06.2024 Thuesday   9.30-12.30 and 18.00-21.00 - rehearsals with the orchestra
19.06.2024 Wednesday   9.30-12.30 and 14.30-17.30 - rehearsals with the orchestra
20.06.2024 Thursday   10.00 main rehearsal, at 19.00- concert

Recording

All the sessions with the orchestra will be video taped with the camera in front of you, and each conductor will receive his/her videos via transfer link. Wish you grt your videos immediately, please, bring the memory card for copying.
Video recording of all the orchestra rehearsals and the concert is included in the price.
Edited videos freom the concert will be ready in about a week after the the masterclass end.

Language

The masterclass/course will be taught in English. Maestro Sieghart also speaks German, French, Italian, Dutch.

MAESTRO

      Martin Sieghart is one of the most versatile musicians of his country. He is a conductor of worldwide demand, a teacher of many successful international students, a founder and music director of several festivals, a former longstanding principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as an accompanist on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.

• Honorary Principal Conductor with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2009)
• Chief conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2003)
• Permanent quest conductor with New Japan Philharmonic and Brucknerhaus Orchestra Linz
• Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Graz. (2000-2016)
• Artistic Director of the chamber orchestra "Spirit of Europe" (2005-2008)
• Founder & Artistic Director of the opera festival "Mozart in Reinsberg" (2002-2006)
• Principal Guest Conductor of the Israel Chamber Orchestra (Israel) (since 2012)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Linz's opera (1992-2000)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz (1992)
• Co-founder of the "EntArteOpera" festival together with Susanne Thomasberger and Philipp Harnoncourt. (since 1997)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra ( 1990-1995)
Read more about Maestro Martin Sieghart icon link
The page on Wikipedia: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Sieghart
Visit official website: www.martin-sieghart.com

Masterclass fees

Active participant fee is € 1950.
For more options, please, contact the Masterclass manager.

Semi-active participant fee is € 600
Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 40
There is no registration/application fee.
Payment schedule
- 25 % of the participant fee has to be paid as a deposit via bank transfer upon the organizers` confirmation of your participation;
- The payment deadline for the full participation fee is 30 days before the beginning of the course.
The masterclass fee is 100 % refundable only in case of cancellation or postponing of the masterclass by the organizer.
For an individual payment plan or more options, please contact the Course Manager icon link

Transportation & Accommodation

The course will take plce in the Richter János Concert and Conference Hall, Győr, Hungary
Address: H-9021 Győr, Aradi vértanúk u. 16.
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the masterclass fee, must be covered by each participant.
Győr is the spa-town between Vienna and Budapest. Travel from both destinations by the train will take you about one hour.

ORCHESTRA

Győr Philharmonic Orchestra
The professionals of classical music are familiar with the names of Artur Nikisch, world-famous conductor and founder of several well-known European and American orchestras, and János Richter, world-renowned conductor, but just a few of those know that both of them were connected by thousands of ties to the city of Győr which hosts Győr Philharmonic Orchestra. The career of Artur Nikisch began here, then he became one of the most significant characters of the musical life of the era, whereas in 1862 János Richter’s father, Antal Richter established the predecessor of Győr Philharmonic Orchestra, the Song and Music Association of Győr, which became the Orchestra of the Municipality of the city of Győr in 1894, then several years later the semiprofessional art institution was transformed into a professional concert orchestra. After changing the director and the concept in 2008 the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra renewed, and the latest success story of the Orchestra began since then.

By now the work of the Orchestra is characterized by professionalism, innovative solutions, and international standard, which provides world class professional qualities to its partners, audience, soloists and guest conductors who have worked with it, by realizing the objectives of the founders of the Orchestra according to the spirit of the current era. The performances of the Orchestra were followed by great successes nearly in all European countries, and it has even managed to gain the professionals and the audience’s considerable recognition on the most significant stages of Asia, in China, South Korea and Taiwan. The Orchestra went on a successful tour to the Far East and Europe with the legendary Italian film music composer and conductor, the Oscar winner Ennio Morricone in the spring of 2009, furthermore the Ensemble gained special professional recognition as it was chosen and nominated to be the residence orchestra of the Hungarian gala of Operalia, the international opera competition, established by Placido Domingo. The Orchestra has been conducted by famous Hungarian and international maestros over the past decades including Alpaslan Ertüngealp, Michalis Economou, Angelo Epfrikian, Lamberto Gardelli, Zsolt Hamar, Arvid Jansons, Mariss Jansons, András Keller, Kobayashi Ken-Ichiro, Zoltán Kocsis, János Kovács, András Ligeti, Ludovit Rajter, Yuri Simonov, Gilbert Varga, Carlo Zecchi, Alastair Willis, Attilio Tomasello, Erwin Ortner...

We have entertained our audience with worldfamous soloists including Alexandru Agache, Kristóf Baráti, Gergely Bogányi, Gábor Boldoczki, András Csáki, Jörg Demus, Annie Fischer, Walter Fraccaro, Endre Gertler, Ida Haendel, Jenő Jandó, Cyprien Katsaris, Zoltán Kocsis, Michael-Martin Kofler, Ildikó Komlósi, József Lendvay, Gyöngyi Lukács, José Cura, Olesya Petrova, Bobby McFerrin, Bruce Dickinson, Erika Miklósa, Aga Mikolai, Sándor Nagy, Jevgenyij Nyesztyerenko, Zoltán Orosz, György Pauk, Miklós Perényi, Dezső Ránki, István Ruha, Vilmos Szabadi, The King’s Singers, Gilbert Varga, István Várdai, György Vukán, Bernadett Wiedemann, Sabine Meyer, Sarah Chang, Sharon Kam, Angel Blue, Stefan Pop, Sergei Nakariakov, Cyprien Katsaris, Ramón Vargas, Canadian Brass, Wiener Sängerknaben ... In addition to keeping the standard classical traditional pieces on its rich repertoire, the Orchestra is able to perform popular music by combining it with its professionalism.

According to the expectations set forth to this regional, cultural ensemble and top musical institution of the region, it serves simultaneously as a classical-traditional orchestra, a crossover film band, an outdoor or gala orchestra, a smaller or bigger chamber orchestra and possibly a concertbrass and reed band.

The Director of the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra has been Géza Fűke since July 2008, the Artistic Director of the Orchestra has been Kálmán Berkes, Liszt Award and The Gold Medal of the Grammy Prize holder clarinet player and conductor, who has been the professor and conductor of Musashino Academy of Music, Tokyo, between 1992 and 2017. The chief conductor of the Orchestra has been Martin Rajna since January 2021
You can read more about the Győr Philharmonic Orchestra here: www.gyfz.hu

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