CONDUCTING MASTERCLASSES AND COMPETITIONS WITH BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONIES NOS. 2, 5, 7 & 8 AND THE LONDON CLASSICAL SOLOISTS

CONDUCTING MASTERCLASSES AND COMPETITIONS WITH BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONIES NOS. 2, 5, 7 & 8 AND THE LONDON CLASSICAL SOLOISTS
In April 2015 Achim Holub will be giving two masterclasses with Beethoven symphonies, participation in both courses together will be possible.
The previous four courses with Beethoven’s symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 5, 7 & 8 have been very successful, with high-standard orchestral playing by the London Classical Soloists as well as professional video and audio recordings.
The courses will take place at St John’s Notting Hill, famous for its superb acoustics, and Binney Street Concert Hall, near Oxford Street.
All participants will conduct the London Classical Soloists at the final concerts.
There will be a competition at each final concert and the winners will be invited to conduct the London Classical Soloists at a concert at Cadogan Hall in spring 2016.
The tuition focus will be on conducting technique and performance practice, personal coaching sessions will be tailored to the participants’ individual requirements.
Additionally, Achim will share his experience of 20 years of collaboration with world class musicians and recording companies like the Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in talks about career planning, orchestra management and record producing.
The courses will coincide with the start of Achim’s Beethoven project which will include recordings and performances of the symphonies in London and many European countries during the next years.
You can download a brochure athttp://www.conductingmasterclasses.co.uk/Brochure_London_April_2015.pdf and the application form athttp://www.conductingmasterclasses.co.uk/Application_Form_London_April_2015.pdf.
Please visit http://www.conductingmasterclasses.co.uk for further details and regular updates.
COURSE INFORMATION
General Information
Venues: the courses will take place in St John’s Notting Hill and Binney Street Concert Hall, near Oxford Street
Number of participants: 12
Podium time with orchestra: 40 minutes + concert performance
Sessions: additionally to piano and orchestra sessions, each single participant will receive a 60-minute one-to-one personal coaching session
Achim Holub’s assistant: Christof Harr [www.christof-harr.de]
Video
A personalised multi-angle video of your performance including a professional sound recording will be available shortly after the final concerts and is included in the course fee.
Fees
Registration fee, to secure your place (only payable if we are able to offer you a place): £150
Fee for course A: £690 (£540 course fee + £150 registration fee)
Fee for course B: £750 (£600 course fee + £150 registration fee)
Fee for both courses: £1250 (£1100 course fee + £150 registration fee)
Application deadline: Friday 27 March 2015, 5pm
Since places are limited, please apply as early as possible.
Course A
Course dates: Monday 6 April till Thursday 9 April 2015
Arrival: Sunday 5 April or Monday 6 April early morning
Departure: Thursday 9 April late evening or Friday 10 April
Final concert and competition: Wednesday 8 April, 7.30pm
Repertoire: Beethoven, Symphonies No. 2 D major, Op. 36 and No. 7 A major, Op. 92 [Editions: Bärenreiter].
Course B
Course dates: Thursday 9 April till Sunday 12 April 2015
Arrival: Wednesday 8 April or Thursday 9 April early morning
Departure: Sunday 12 April late evening or Monday 13 April
Final concert and competition: Saturday 11 April, 7.30pm
Repertoire: Beethoven, Symphonies No. 5 c minor, Op. 67 and No. 8 F major, Op. 93 [Editions: Bärenreiter].
Main focus
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts.
Findings of the historically informed performance practice movement.
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals.
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies.
Target group: conducting students and professionals; chorus masters; instrumentalists and music pedagogues who would like to improve their skills in ensemble leadership.
Application
To apply, use the PDF Application Form [for Adobe Reader Desktop only] or send an email to info@conductingmasterclasses.co.uk with name, address, nationality, phone & mobile numbers and a short CV.
To secure your participation, please make sure to pay the registration fee of £150 as soon as possible (transfer details will be sent to you if we are able to offer you a place).

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