Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink (Peter Fischli/LUCERNE FESTIVAL)

Lucerne Festival Academy

Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink

Dates | Wednesday, 16 – Saturday, 19 March 2016
Pre-selection of final participants: Wednesday, 16 March 2016
Master Class: Thursday, 17 – Saturday, 19 March 2016

Mozart | Symphony in D major, K. 385 (Haffner) – also program for pre-selection
Beethoven | Leonore Overture No. 2
Brahms | Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Ravel | Valses nobles et sentimentales
Britten | Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a (Boosey edition)
The master class in conducting led by Bernard Haitink will focus on five orchestral compositions. Six to seven highly talented young conductors will study and rehearse these works with Bernard Haitink and the Festival Strings Lucerne. The master class is open to anyone who wishes to audit as well. (The pre-selection on Wednesday, 16 March is not open to outside listeners.)

Bernard Haitink | Artistic Director of the Master Class
Festival Strings Lucerne and Guests

Profile of Participants
– Advanced conducting students and professional conductors
– Age limit: must not be older than 32 years old

Documents to be submitted
(you may submit all documents online)
– Application form (online)
– Link to a recording of a performance or rehearsal (two works)
– Curriculum vitae and photo (max. 2 pages)
– Repertoire list

Application deadline: Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Please submit your application online here.

Selection of Participants | The course management will select 20 to 25 final candidates (pre-selection) upon receipt of the application documents. These pre-selection results will be announced by the middle of January 2016. A final selection in which these pre-selected musicians play with the orchestra under the direction of Bernard Haitink on the first day of the master class (16 March 2016; program: Mozart | Symphony in D major, K. 385- Haffner) will then be made to determine the six to seven active participants who will take part in the master class. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decisions.

Course fee | The course fee for active participants is CHF 450; the course fee for auditors is CHF 30 for each day.

Course language | The master class will be given in English (and partially in German as well).

Travel | Travel costs must be covered by each participant.

Accommodation | Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant. LUCERNE FESTIVAL can assist in finding accommodation.

Meals | All meals must be paid by each participant.

Scores | Each participant must procure his/her own scores.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY | Hirschmattstrasse 13 |
P.O. Box | 6002 Lucerne | Switzerland
p +41 (0)41 226 44 47/25 | f +41 (0)41 226 44 60 |


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