Orchestral conducting masterclass with Dominique Rouits August 8-14, 2009

Maximum of 15 active participants
4 days with Duchi Aquaviva Symphony Orchestra
Participants will conduct the orchestra in concert

Mozart Eine Kleine nachtmusik
Britten Simple Symphony
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Schubert Symphony No. 5
Sibelius Valse Triste
A concerto for soloist and orchestra(TBA)

It was Yehudi Menuhin who encouraged Dominique Rouits, a conductor and mathematician, to devote himself definitively to his musical career. In 1977, he obtained, as the first designated, the conducting licence of the Normal School of Music in Paris in Pierre Dervaux’ class. His qualities led him rapidly to conduct in France and abroad. He has worked side by side with Marc Soustrot, Jean Claude Casadessus, Peter E&oumltv&oumls and Pierre Boulez in the Towns of the Loire Orchestra Pays, the Lille National Orchestra and the Ensemble Intercontemporain. He has conducted in Bulgaria, Hungary, Latvia, England, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Mexico, Egypt, Canada, Korea, etc. Dominque Rouits also takes an interest in teaching. He taught at the Paris Superior National Conservatoire from 1988 to 1993, and has been holding master classes in conducting for 10 years at the Bartok Festival (Hungary) side by side with Kurtag, E&oumltv&oumls and Ligeti. As a Cavalier of the Arts, Dominique Rouits has been teaching at the Paris Normal School of Music since 198l. His conducting class receives numerous foreign students, captivated by this professor who embodies the great French conducting tradition. Since 13 years he is the Conductor of the Massy Orchestra, the musical heart of the Massy Opera

1. The Association “Amici della Musica 2000” of Atri (Te) sponsored by the Town Hall of Atri, the Province
of Teramo, the Abruzzo Region and the Tercas Foundation, proclaims and is organizing the “10th
International Festival of the Duchi d’Acquaviva”, open to musicians of any nationality and age, which
will take place at Atri from 8th to 31st August 2009.
2. It is possible to enrol in the Master Classes as active students or as listeners. The maximum number of
active students will be established by the teacher of the relevant Master Class. In the event of applications
exceeding the teacher’s availability, auditions for admission as active students are provided for. Those not
admitted will be able to participate in the Master Classes as listeners. The attendance fee for the listeners is
set at 25% of the attendance fee for active students.
3. The application for admission must be sent (or sent by e-mail to the address
info@amicidellamusica2000.it) within 27th July 2009 (as proof the date of the postmark of the letter’s
departure) to the “Amici della Musica 2000” Association, Piazza S. Marina, 1 – 64032 Casoli di Atri (Te)
Italy, complete in every part and with a passport-size photograph and the copy of the receipt for payment of
€ 50 for the entrance fee, to be made by postal order addressed to the “Amici della Musica 2000”
Association; or by bank transfer addressed to the “Amici della Musica 2000” Association, Iban
IT73O0708676750000000301130, Swift Code ICRAITRRU60. The entrance fee will be refunded only if the
Master Class should be annulled. Applications that arrive incomplete or after the expiry date will not be
4. The travel and sojourn expenses are born entirely by the students.
5. The students must present themselves at 9 a.m. on the first day of the chosen Master Class at the Festival
secretary’s office, at the Primary School “L.Radice” in Corso Umberto I, to receive the appropriate
information, pay the entire attendance fee and make contact with their teacher.
6. The lessons will be held every day, morning and afternoon, at the Primary School, the Theatre and the S.
Agostino Auditorium. Each teacher, in agreement with his own students, will draw up an internal timetable
for the daily lessons.
7. For the Master Classes in singing and string and wind instruments the presence of an accompanying
pianist is arranged for. Study classrooms provided with a piano will be made available to the students at the
Primary School. Each students must provide his own music stand.
8. The students who particularly distinguish themselves, after the teacher’s recommendation, will participate
in the final Concert of the relevant Master Class. It is appropriate to wear concert dress. All students will
receive a Participation Diploma.
9. The Concerts will take place at Atri at the Theatre and the S. Agostino Auditorium. The realization of CDs
containing the best performances of the Festival Concerts is contemplated.
10. The students will not be able to advance any financial claim or of any other sort for the performances
carried out in the Concerts nor for any possible use made on the radio or television, or produced by any other
reproduction technique, of the same performances.
11. The Association declines all responsibility in the event of theft, damage and accidents to persons during
the course of the Festival.
12. The Association reserves the right to make changes to the present regulation. In that case, it will see to it
that the interested parties are informed promptly.
13. Participation in the Festival implies the complete and unreserved acceptance of the present regulation.
The Court of Teramo is competent for any controversy.


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