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Masterclass for conductors

8 - 13 October 2023, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra and Maestro Martin Sieghart

Orchestral conducting Masterclass with Maestro Martin Sieghart icon link
and Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra icon link (is made up of 90 professional musicians)


Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony Nr. 5
Antonin Dvorak: Symphony Nr. 7
Bedřich Smetana: "Vltava"
Johann Strauss II: "The Gypsy Baron", Overture
Carl Maria von Weber: "Oberon", Overture

Participants are required to select and prepare 3 music works from this repertoire.
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 Masterclass.

Each Active participant will be entitled to:

a minimum of 90 minutes podium time conducting Philharmonic Orchestra
60 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions with the soloist
• each Active participant will conduct a Dress rehearsal and the Final concert
• attending a video analysing session, all meetings, classes and rehearsals.

Each Semi-active participant will be entitled to:

90 minutes of podium time in four hand piano sessions and the soloist
• attending the video analysing session, all meetings, classes, rehearsals & the final concert, without an opportunity to conduct the orchestra
Please, contact the masterclass manager for getting options.
There is no age limit for participation. The Certificate of participation will be provided for all Participants who have completed the Masterclass for conductors.

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The concert program will be divided among participants.
The Final concert will be held on the 13th of October at 19.00


Full-size professional symphony orchestra.
You can read more about the orchestra here.


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      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, the founder and director of several festivals, a former longstanding principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as a moderator on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.
• Professor at the University of Music and Peforming Arts, Graz. (2000-2016)
• Honorary Principal Conductor with the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2009)
• Chief conductor of the Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra (Holland) (since 2003)
• Artistic Director of the camber 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 the Linz's opera (1992-2000)
• Artistic Director & Principal Conductor of the Bruckner Orchestra Linz (1992)
• Cofounder 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


Getting from Prague to Hradec Kralove by a train or a bus takes about 1½ hour, hourly IC/EC trains;
Travel costs must be covered by each participant.


Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant


Eliscino nabrezi 777, 500 03, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
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All sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded and each conductor will receive his/her videos via E-mail / transfer link

Video recording of orchestra rehearsals and the concert is included in the price.

Masterclass fees

Active participant's fee is € 1900.
For more options, please, contact the Masterclass manager.
Semi-active participant's fee is € 600
Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 40
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 payment deadline for the full participation fee is 30 days prior to beginning of the Masterclass;
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 Masterclass Manager icon link


The course will be taught primarily in English and secondary in German (as well as French, Italian and Dutch).
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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, Pardubice, Hradec Kralove.