RNCM Conducting Masterclasses 2015/16

RNCM Conducting Masterclasses 2015/16
The RNCM is pleased to invite applications for its 2015-16 programme of external conducting master classes. There will be a one day course on 20 November 2015, a two day course from 8 – 9 February 2016, and a three day course from 6 – 8 May 2016.
These courses reflect the core belief that underpins all of the College’s world-class conducting programmes: conductors learn best by conducting other musicians. All participants will conduct at least twice on each day, working with professional pianists, RNCM student ensembles, and for the May course a partnership with Manchester Camerata – the city’s professional chamber orchestra. Typical participants will be current, recent, or prospective students of a full-time conducting course, and many travel from Europe or further afield to attend. We also welcome applications from professional musicians for whom conducting is part of a performing or teaching career, and those involved in amateur music-making.
Applications are currently open for the November and February courses. You can apply for either or both of these events using this application pack. Application for the May weekend will be a separate process, details will be announced in Autumn 2015.
The RNCM is currently at the forefront of conducting training internationally. Current students and recent graduates of our Junior Fellowship and Masters programmes currently hold, or have recently completed, assistant conductor positions with the Berliner Philharmoniker, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Hallé, London Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Repertoire will include:
20 November: Gustav Mahler Symphony No 9 (chamber version by Klaus Simon)
8-9 February: Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6 & Serenade for Strings. Stravinsky Octet plus concerto to be confirmed
6-8 May: Mozart Symphony No 38 ’Prague’, Edward Elgar Symphony No 1, Brahms Tragic Overture, Grieg Piano concerto


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