5th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Finland Jan 6-11, 2015, APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL DECEMBER 15, 2014

There are a few spots left at the 5th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Mikkeli, Finland January 6-11, 2015 with St. Michel Strings chamber orchestra – APPLY ASAP!


Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over six days in Mikkeli, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and St. Michel Strings chamber orchestra. The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concert in the beautiful Mikaeli concert hall as well as evening sessions where we will work either with a pianist or an ensemble formed by the participants.

Each participant will enjoy a minimum of 20 minutes daily podium time with the orchestra, plus the concert on January 10. The repertoire consists of both Finnish and international string orchestra classics, and the focus of the masterclass will be conducting technique and communication skills with the orchestra. Participants are allowed to videotape all the sessions. All participants are encouraged to bring their instrument and join the orchestra during the rehearsals as well as in concert.

The course fee will be 1240 EUR total, consisting of a 100 EUR reservation fee and the remaining 1140 EUR to be paid before or on the first day of the masterclass.

You can also attend the masterclass as an auditor (passive participant) for a fee of 200 €/whole masterclass or 50 €/day.



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