The 49th International Master class in Orchestral Conducting
Maestro Alexander Polyanichko (Russia)
and the St. Petersburg Symphony Orchestra
Technique: Ilya Musin Technique
Date: January 4 – 9, 2016 (inclusive)
Fee: Active Participant – €2000, Auditors (Passive Participants) – €700
Deadline for Applications: December 28, 2015
Repertoire choice (2-3 pieces from the list):
- Beethoven: Nos. 1,2, 5, Coriolan, Egmont
- Mozart: Don Giovanni, Magic Flute, Cozi fan tutte, Figaro…
- Symphonies Nos. 29, 40, 41.
- Eine kleine Nachtmusik
- Haydn, Symphony No. 44
- Mendelssohn: Die Hebriden, all Symphonies
- Schubert: Symphony: No. 5
- Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings
- Britten: Simple symphony, Variation on theme of Frank Bridge
- This workshop is open to conductors at all levels of proficiency, from beginners to professionals.
There is no age limit.
- The official language is English and Russian.
- Participants will work with the orchestra for 4 days. Each participant will conduct the orchestra every day for at least 30 minutes (total 2 hours on podium, plus the dress rehearsal and the concert).
- Assistance with Visa issuance (i. e. Invitation Letter) for Russia is available at no additional cost (required for most nationals).
- Assistance with finding accommodation.
- All sessions can be videotaped.
- Final public concert will be videotaped. The performance DVD will be sent to each participant free of charge (i. e. included in the price of the masterclass).
- All active participants will conduct at the final public concert.
- EACH PARTICIPANT IS GUARANTEED AT LEAST 120 MINUTES AT THE FRONT OF THE ORCHESTRA (30 MINUTES EACH DAY), PLUS DRESS REHEARSAL AND THE CONCERT – THAT IS 150 MINUTES OR MORE. Additional time is possible.
- The workshop fee covers all masterclass sessions.
A Certificate of Completion will be issued to each participant, whether active or passive, after the final public concert.
Places are limited – please inquire today.
About the Faculty:
Alexander Polianichko (Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow; Mariinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Principal Conductor of the Rostov Philharmonic Orchestra, Russia)
Honoured Artist of Russia Prize-winner at the 6th All-Union Conducting Competition (1988)
Graduated from the faculty of opera and symphony conducting of the St Petersburg State Rimsky-Korsakov Conservatoire and trained as an assistant to Professor IlyaMusin (1988). Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Byelorussian State Chamber Orchestra (1986-1989). Has taught at the opera and symphony conducting faculty of the Leningrad and Byelorussian Conservatoires (1986-1989).
Has been a conductor with the Mariinsky Theatre since 1989 and has toured with the company to Europe, Israel, the USA, Taiwan, South Korea and Japan. As a guest conductor he has appeared at many renowned opera houses including the Australian Opera, English National Opera, the Bolshoi Theatre, Welsh National Opera, the Danish Royal Opera, the Deutsche Oper, the Stuttgart Oper, the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, the Norwegian Royal Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Opéra National de Paris. Has worked with leading symphony orchestras throughout Russia, the CIS, Australia, Belgium, the UK, Denmark, New Zealand, Norway, France and the USA.
Jury member at the Rimsky-Korsakov Young Opera Singers’ Competition (1995). Together with the Royal Baltic Festival and the Hermitage Academy of Music he regularly gives international master classes in conducting. Appears at many prestigious music festivals in Russia and abroad.
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