ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS with Maestro JORMA PANULA & the Janacek Philharmonic (Ostrava, Czech Republic) 17 – 26 November 2015


with Maestro JORMA PANULA & the Janacek Philharmonic

(Ostrava, Czech Republic)
17 – 26 November 2015

Limited to 10 conductors as active participants. Auditors also accepted.

Janacek 2014REPERTOIRE: 
Stravinsky: Firebird Suite/1919
Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio Espagnol
Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
Berlioz: Roman Carnival Overture
Mussorgsky: Prelude to Khovanshchina
Mussorgsky: Pictures at an Exhibition/Ravel
Janacek: Suite to the Cuning Little Vixen
Janacek: Overture to the Opera from the House of the Dead

Study orchestral conducting in the heart of Central Europe and receive world-class instruction and coaching with one of the world’s leading teachers of conducting — podium time of 180 minutes with a prestigious orchestra and two orchestra rehearsals most days (see schedule below); coaching and video review with Maestro Panula; collegial and non-competitive atmosphere.; guaranteed conducting during one of two public concerts with the orchestra.

– a non-refundable application fee of €50;
– a deposit of €300, to be refunded if the applicant is not accepted or the accepted cancels for any reason prior to 15 August 2015;
– a balance fee of €2.400 to be paid on the first day of the Masterclass (or just before).
A limited number of passive participants / auditors will also be accepted for a fee of €400, exclusive of accommodation, transport or meals.
Please send us the following:
– your CV;
– recent examples of your conducting on DVD (any format), YouTube, your web site, etc. (symphonic, operatic or other);
– the BDM Application Form, found on this web site;
– €350,00 application fee and deposit. Payment can be made with Visa/MasterCard (please ask for details); Western Union (please ask for details); or bank wire transfer (see below).
Bank name: BAWAG P.S.K.
Bank Address: Maria Treugasse 4, 1080 Vienna
Name on account: Blue Danube Musikimpresario GmbH
Account number: 02010 006 026
IBAN: AT221400002010006026
Reason for payment: Masterclass application and deposit fees (please send EUR only).
Tuesday, 17 November                      09:00 – 12:00 &13.00 – 16.00
Wednesday, 18 November                 09:00 – 12.00 & 13:00 – 16:00
Thursday. 19 November                     09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:00
Friday, 20 November                         10:00 – 13:00 (dress rehearsal); 19:00 – CONCERT I
Saturday, 21 November                     DRAMA / ACTING IDEAS FOR CONDUCTORS. Time to be announced.
Sunday, 22 November                       DAY OFF. Possible excursion.
Monday, 23 November                      09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:00
Tuesday, 24 November                     09:00 – 12:00 & 13:00 – 16:00
Wednesday, 25 November                09:00 – 12.00 & 13.00 – 16:00
Thursday, 26 November                    10:00 – 13.00 (dress rehearsal) and 19.00 – CONCERT II

NEW! ACTING WORKSHOP FOR CONDUCTORS. Our workshop is designed to help conductors improve their style and presence using acting tools. The workshop will be led by acting coach and actor, Brian Hatfield. The exact time will be announced soon.

For details, please click the link below:
The conductor’s  presence – embodying the music.
THE ORCHESTRA: The Janacek Philharmonic was founded in 1954 as a successor to the former Radio Orchestra, and soon became one of the most important and distinguished of Czech orchestras. Since its first concerts abroad in 1958, it has toured widely in Europe, North America and Asia. The Janacek Philharmonic performs not only works by Janacek and other Czech composers such as Dvorak, Smetana and Martinu, but all the standard orchestral repertoire. Their discography by companies such as Naxos, Brilliant Classics, Panton, Rosa, Direkt, Centaur, Palatina, Joan Records, Cybelle Records, CPO Records, and Phaedra, attest to their rich repertoire and attractiveness for recording projects. The Janacek Philharmonic is prized for its high technical level, lyrical strings, cultivated sound, and lively Slavonic temperment in performance. Conductors who have worked with the orchestra include such important names as Vaclav Neumann, Libor Pesek, Zdenek Macal, Charles Mackerras, Helmut Rilling, Arvid Jansons, Vladimir Fedosejev, Serge Baudo and Roberto Benzi. Solo artists such as Ivan Moravec, Josef Suk, Janos Starker, Placido Domingo, Jose Carrerras, Montserat Caballe, Lazar Berman and Andre Navarra, to name only a few, have also performed with the Janacek Philharmonic at home and abroad.
MAESTRO JORMA PANULA: Distinguished conductor and conducting pedagogue, Jorma Panula will lead the Masterclass. Panula has conducted major professional orchestras on all continents and was professor of conducting in his native Finland at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki (since 1973). He currently teaches conducting courses at the Stockholm Royal Academy, and formerly taught at the Copenhagen Royal Academy. Panula is in demand as an teacher of conducting masterclasses throughout the world. Many of his former students are now music directors of major orchestras including Esa Pekka Salonen, Osmo Vanska, Jukka Pekka Saraste, Sakari Oramo and Petri Sakari. The BBC has called him one of the 60 most influential musicians alive today.
TRANSPORTATION & ACCOMODATION: Ostrava, Czech Republic is easily reached after arrival at the international airports in Ostrava, Prague or Vienna; Prague and Vienna are about 3.5 hours away by train or bus. Inexpensive options for hotel and other accommodation will be available on this webpage soon.
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