Conducting master-class with final concerts for 16 participants with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli in Russe, Bulgaria 6.7. – 18.7. 2015

Conducting master-class with final concerts for 16 participants with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli in Russe, Bulgaria 
6.7. – 18.7. 2015

Carl Maria von Weber
Ouverture to Der Freischütz

Jean Sibelius
Valse Triste

Giacomo Puccini
Manon Lescaut, Intermezzo

Igor Stravinksy
Firebird 1919

Antonín Dvořák
Symphony No. 8

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 5

The conducting masterclass is designed for professional conductors and advanced conducting students. The teaching will be done by Prof. Johannes Schlaefli. In order to enrich and intensify the course, the conductor James Lowe will also be there to give additional feedbacks and lessons.

There will be a maximum of 16 active participants, each of which will have podium time of approximately 190 minutes. There will also be conducting lessons, working with two pianos and with chamber ensemble (15 players).

The individual needs of each participant will be covered by personal video analysis lessons, class meetings and of course the coaching in front of the orchestra. Conducting technique, presence in front of the orchestra and understanding of the score to be able to prepare the conducting in concert will be adressed both in individual lessons as well as in the group meetings. One additional topic will be the accompaniment of soloists.

As part of the course, two public concerts are planned for the participants, at each of which 8 of the course graduates will be actively conducting. The whole course repertoire should be completely prepared. The allocation of the pieces or movements to be conducted in concert will be made during the course. An appeal against this decision is not possible.

The masterclass will be accompanied by similar masterclasses for violin, trumpet, piano and piano-duo. During the two weeks of the course, there will be opportunities to accompany young soloists in the orchestra rehearsals.

The culmination of the ISA-Allegra will be a Gala Concert at the 15th of July, conducted by Prof. Johannes Schlaefli, with soloists Genova&Dimitrov (Piano-Duo), Bartek Niziol (Violin) and Wim Van Hasselt (Trumpet).

All the participants will find their accomodation in a centrally located 3*** hotel in single rooms. Costs of accommodation with breakfast and lunch as well as transfer from and to Bucharest airport are included in the course fees.
Check-in 05.07.2015, Check-out 19.07.2015

The applicants will also have the chance to get a price reduction for the course. There will be a maximum of three students to participate for a reduced fee (between 25% and 100% reduction). If you want to apply for this scholarship or if only such a scholarship enables you to participate at the course, please mention this at the corresponding place on the application form.

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