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Opera Masterclass for conductors

18 - 23 July 2021, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic.

Orchestral conducting masterclass with Maestro Lior Shambadal & the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra (full-size professional symphony orchestra)


      Lior Shambadal is an Israeli composer and conductor and an acclaimed teacher, is known internationally through his CD and television productions, as well as through appearances as a guest conductor with international orchestras worldwide.
Principal Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker (1997-2019), the Orquesta Filarmónica de Bogotá in Columbia (since 2008), the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra in Llubljana (2000-2003), Musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern (1993- 2000), the Haifa Symphony Orchestra ( since1980), Musical director of the Pfalztheater in Kaiserslautern (1993- 2000), the Kibbutz Chamber Orchestra (1986- 1993), the Haifa Symphony Orchestra ( since1980). Maestro gives masterclasses in Canada, Italy, Germany, and Czech Republic, teaches critical aspects of conducting, studying the score, musical analysis, conducting technique and principals of working with singers.
Read more about Maestro Lior Shambadal icon link
The page on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lior_Shambadal


Beethoven: Symphony No. 3
Brahms: Symphony No. 3
Mozart: CosÌ fan tutte, Overture
Mendelssohn: Hebrides, Overture

Conductors are required to prepare 3 music works from the masterclass repertoire.
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.
Each Active participant will be entitled to:
a minimum of 90 minutes of podium time conducting the Hradec Králové Philharmonic Orchestra
60 minutes of podium time in piano sessions, as well as sessions with pianist & singers
• 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 to:
90 minutes of podium time in piano sessions
• attending all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert, without an opportunity to conduct the orchestra
The application deadline is 30th May 2021.
We select qualified candidates gradually until the application deadline, early applying candidates have more chances to participate.
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The concert program will be divided among participants.
The Final concert will be held 23th July at 19.00


The course will be taught in English. Maestro Lior Shambadal can speak also German, French, Italian, Spanish.


Eliscino nabrezi 777, 500 03, Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic


Accommodation costs will be covered by the participants.
Hotel Grand **** - reduced price for participants:
Single room -1200 CZK / night, Double room - 1400 CZK / night, city tax - 15 CZK / night.
Please, contact Masterclass manager to tp order this hotel with reduced price.

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Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
Getting from Prague to Hradec Kralove by a train or a bus takes about 1½ hour, hourly IC/EC trains;
Regular fare is € 7


All sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded and each conductor will receive his/her videos via Internet.
Video recording of orchestra rehearsals and the concert is included in the price.
You can use also your own cameras for video recording of piano sessions.

Masterclass fees

Active participant's fee is € 1850.
Semi-active participant's fee is € 550
Daily Visitors' (passive participation) fee is € 35
There is no registration/application fee.
Payment schedule
- 25 % of the participant’s fee have 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 fee has to be paid via bank transfer by 1st June .
The deposit is 100% refundable only in case of cancellation of the masterclass by the organizer.
For an individual payment plan please contact the Course Manager icon link

The Certificate of participation will be provided to all Participants who have completed the masterclass for conductors.
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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, České Budějovice, Marienbad, Karlovy Vary, Budweis