St. PCP Seventh International Masterclass “Russian Masters and Musin Legacy” with Alexander Polishchuk and Sian Edwards, September 8 – 12, 2015.

St. PCP Seventh International Masterclass “Russian Masters and Musin Legacy” with Alexander

Polishchuk and Sian Edwards, September 8 – 12, 2015.

The St. PCP welcomes Sian Edwards, Head of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music, to its

distinguished list of guest masterclass teachers, who will instruct alongside Rimsky-Korsakov

Conservatory’s Alexander Polishchuk. This class represents a rare opportunity for 8 young

conductors from all over the world to study three musical pillars of the repertoire by Shostakovich

and Stravinsky in the Cultural Capital of Russia. Students will learn in the Ilya Musin tradition with

both Edwards and Polishchuk, two of Musin’s most important former students and assistants.

Four days of classes and a final concert, September 8 – 12, 2015. In order to maximize podium

time, the class is limited to only 8 advanced participants (and up to 4 observers) who will be

invited to work with Maestros Edwards and Polishchuk. This is the smallest class size in the

history of the St. PCP workshops, and therefore affords the most podium time. The workshop will

include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, conducting sessions with the

orchestra, a special session for auditors and a final concert. The students of the class will be

featured on the final concert as part of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic’s 2015-2016

concert season. Each participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the

orchestra, as well as a certificate of participation.

Repertoire

Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony for Strings in C Minor, Op. 110a

Stravinsky: Dumbarton Oaks

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9

Please visit the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic website for further details, including

application fees, procedures, tuition information, and requirements.

http://www.st-pcp.org/masterclass2015.asp

Application deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is July 6,

2015. Notification of acceptance will occur by July 10, and the tuition must be paid in full by July

31, 2015 to ensure a place in the course.

Contact: Jeffery Meyer (Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, Director of

Orchestras, Ithaca College School of Music) at masterclass@st-pcp.org.

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