St. PCP International Masterclass “Conducting Tchaikovsky” with Alexander Polyanichko, February 26 – March 1, 2014.

St. PCP International Masterclass “Conducting Tchaikovsky” with Alexander
Polyanichko, February 26 – March 1, 2014.

The St. PCP welcomes a new guest to its distinguished list of guest masterclass teachers,
the internationally renowned conductor and teacher Alexander Polyanichko. Widely
known for his masterful interpretation of the Russian literature, this class represents a rare
opportunity for 10 young conductors from all over the world to study two musical pillars
of the repertoire by Tchaikovsky.

Five days of classes and a final concert, February 25 through March 1, 2014. In order to
maximize podium time, the class is limited to only 10 advanced participants (and up to 4
observers) who will be invited to work with Maestro Polyanichko. The workshop will
include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, conducting sessions
with the orchestra, and a final concert. All sessions will be videotaped. The students of
the class (at Maestro Polyanichko’s discretion) will be featured on the final concert as
part of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic’s 2013-2014 concert season. Each
participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra,
as well as a certificate of participation. Maestro Polyanichko will also provide a 60-
minute meeting time with the observers for open discussion.

Tchaikovsky: Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5

Please visit the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic website for further details,
including application fees, procedures, tuition information, and requirements.

Deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is Monday,
December 23, 2013. Notification of acceptance will occur by January 6, 2014 and the
tuition must be paid in full by January 20, 2014 to ensure a place in the course.

Contact: Jeffery Meyer (Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Director
of Orchestras, Ithaca College School of Music) at


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