Kenneth Kiesler (USA) Berlin Sinfonietta 10th International Masterclass for Conductors VIVALDI, MOZART, TCHAIKOVSKY, SHOSTAKOVITCH, ELGAR NOVEMBER 2ND – 7TH 2014

Kenneth Kiesler (USA)

Berlin Sinfonietta

10th International Masterclass for Conductors

Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovitch, Elgar

November 2nd – 7th 2014 


We are happy to celebrate our 10th masterclass with the world renowned “Mentor of Conductors,” Maestro Kenneth Kiesler. It is a rare opportunity in Europe to experience his highly regarded and important approach to teaching conducting. Kiesler, who is widely regarded for his interpretations of Shostakovitch and Mozart, has a long and distinguished history with string orchestras and string repertoire. He will dedicate this masterclass exclusively to string pieces from different periods; from the Baroque to the 20th century.

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Kiesler on critical aspects of conducting, including score studying, musical analysis and conducting technique, with the emphasis on the delicate work with strings instruments and strings players. It is a very good opportunity to focus on this enormous subject, and inspect it from the practical point of view as well as a historical one. The number of participants is limited to twelve.  There is no age limit, though this masterclass is suitable for advanced conductors..


The course will be taught primarily in English, and secondarily in German. If you don’t speak these languages, and you would like to participate in the masterclass, we will make our best effort to provide a translator. Please mention that in your application.

All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive his or her videos on a 8 GB USB stick, which he or she may keep and take home with them.

We look forward to this exciting masterclass.  You are very welcome to apply here.


A. Vivaldi

Concerto in La maggiore per Archi e Cembalo, FXI No. 4

W. A. Mozart:

Divertimento for Strings in D Major KV. 136

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 

Serenade for String Orchestra in C major, Op.48


Serenade for String Orchestra in E minor Op. 20

Dmitri Shostakovich

Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110a (String Quartet No. 8 arr. Rudolf Barshai) 

The participants are expected prepare all the repertoire pieces


We would like to express our enourmous gratitude to the Juedische Gemeinde zu Berlin, and specially to Mr. Kosche for cooperating and supporting us on this masterclass.



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