International masterclass in choir Abalyan(Saint-Petersburg,Russia)

International masterclass in choir Abalyan(Saint-Petersburg,Russia)

First time in Saint-Petersburg a week long masterclass in choir conducting.

We invite young choir conductors , aged 18-35 to take part.

You can spend 7 beautiful days in the most european city of Russia , improving your professional skills, conducting technique and rehearsal practice.

Teacher of a class – professor of Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory Boris Abalyan.

Russian choir conductor and teacher. The founder, artistic director and conductor of the chamber choir LEGE ARTIS. His bright artistic talent, successful concert career and participation in many major All-Russia and foreign choir competitions allowed him to gain the reputation of one of the most famous and influential choir conductors of our times. Under the conduction of Boris Abalyan the choir has recorded more than 20 CDs in collaboration with the recording labels Sony Classical, Mazur Media GmbH, and the musical alliance Northern Flowers. As a result of the collaboration with the medieval music researchers from the department of Old Russian singing of Saint Petersburg conservatory the choir recorded two CDs of Old Russian music. At present the honoured worker of arts of Russia Boris Abalyan has been teaching conducting at Saint Petersburg conservatory and at Music College named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov. His students are the laureates of international competitions and conduct many well-known Saint Petersburg choirs. Boris Abalyan gives masterclasses in the countries of Western Europe and in the USA, and is the chief conductor of the choir «Gracias choir» (South Korea). A member of the jury of many major international competitions.

Masterclass will consist of three parts:

Working with a teacher and an accompanist

Rehearsals with the chamber choir «Festino»

Closing concert

Date and place:

24 – 30.08. 2015
Saint-Petersburg Music College named after N.A. Rimsky-Korsakov.


the Medieval Russian Orthodoxal chant

modern music of Saint-Petersburg composers

modern music of European composers

Scores will be available for download at the website. Every participant will have an opportunity of working with one composing from each group. The composings will be decided by lots.

The preliminary selection of participants. Application:

We invite the choral conductors aged 18 – 35 years old, who are getting or already has a higher education degree. Both active and passive involvement is provided. Number of active participants: 6 participants. Possible number of passive participants is not limited.
Languages: Russian and English.
You can visit any masterclass events for free including the final concert.

The preliminary selection of participants will be based on:
1. An application form   (PDF)
2. A rehersal or concert video (10-15 min duration, recorded after 1 January, 2014.
You can send your requests from 15 March, 2015 till 15 June, 2015.
The list of active participants will be announced not later than 1 July, 2015.

Admission fee:
All the participants approved for active participation have to pay an admission fee (5000 rub).

We provide all the participants with the accommodation in Saint-Petersburg during the period of masterclass..

Coordinator of masterclass- Makarova Alexandra
Тел.: +7(911) 912-03-90


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