St. PCP International Masterclass “Conducting Shostakovich” with Alexander Polyanichko February, 9-13 2015 TUITION REDUCED!

St. PCP International Masterclass
“Conducting Shostakovich”
with Alexander Polyanichko
February, 9-13 2015


The St. PCP welcomes back 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 Shostakovich.

Four days of classes and a final concert, February 9 through 13, 2015. 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 2014-2015 concert season. Each participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra, as well as a certificate of participation.


Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

SCHEDULEshow schedule details+

Tuition (including breakfast and a shared double room in hotel) for active participants: $1,950 USD$1,850 USD. There will be an additional charge for single room accomodation, if available.

There will be room for up to 8 observers (non-conducting students) to be accepted. Although they will not conduct in the masterclasses, there will be a special 2-hour class with Polishchuk on the Musin School of Conducting provided for these conductors. Tuition for observers (including room in hotel) will be $700 USD $600 USD.

Deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is Monday, December 22, 2014.
Notification of acceptance will occur by December 29, and the tuition must be paid in full by January 6, 2015 to ensure a place in the course.
APPLICATION FORM: Click here for Masterclass application.
Application fee: $30 USD, non-refundable. 

Bank information for wire transfers will be sent to you when the online application is completed.

Application and Tuition may also paid through international bank draft or PayPal. 

 Please include a 3% processing fee: 
Application fee will be $35 USD and Tuition will be $1850 USD. Tuition for observers will be $550 USD.

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