FLORENCE CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS 2016 VI edition August 29 – September 4

VI edition August 29 – September 4

One of the leading European Masterclass for orchestra conductors is now


Principal teacher: M° Massimiliano Caldi

Special seminar : “The beginning of the career of an Orchestra Conductor”: Prof. Francesco Ernani with the participation of the international artists agents Davide Cicchetti (Studiomusica) and Dario Mannino (MaMusic).

The course is articulated in n°7 (seven) days of lesson. The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the M° about their performance with the help of the recording.
The recording will be given to the students in digital format at the end of the course.

Each student will have at least 1 hour of podium session excluded the general rehearsal and the final concert.
The final concert will be part of “Capriccio Italiano Festival”.

The seminar aims to offer to the participants some information on how to begin the career as an orchestra conductor, through a talk with one of the greatest experts in the field, Prof. Francesco Ernani (former General Secretary Teatro alla Scala di Milano and General Director of theatres such as Arena di Verona, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Opera di Roma, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana) and two international artists agents (Davide Cicchetti of Studiomusica and Dario Mannino of MaMusic) that will give hints on how to set up a strategy in order to begin or develop one’s career and will also answer to the questions of the participants to the masterclass.

Pieces in programme:

I. Stravinsky, Concerto in D for strings
B. Britten: Simple Symphony;
E. Grieg: Holberg Suite;
O.Respighi, Antiche arie e danze per liuto Suite III;
P.I. Tchaikovsky, Serenade op. 48;
A. Portera, Tevilah for violin and strings (ed.Sconfinarte).

F. J. Haydn, Symphonies n° 99, 101, 103;
W.A. Mozart: Symphony n° 39;
W.A. Mozart, Symphony n°41 “Jupiter”;
W.A. Mozart, Ouverture Don Giovanni;
W.A. Mozart, Ouverture Così fan tutte;
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 1;
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 2;
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 5 ;
L. van Beethoven, Symphony n° 8 ;
L. van Beethoven, Prometheus Ouverture op.43;
L. van Beethoven, Coriolan Ouverture;
L. van Beethoven, Egmont Ouverture;
G. Rossini, Symphony from“L’italiana in Algeri”
G. Rossini, Sinfonia da “Il barbiere di Siviglia”;
G. Rossini, Symphony from “La cenerentola”;
F. Mendelssohn: Symphony IV “Italian” (I movement);
F. Mendelssoh, Ouverture “The Hebrides”;
R. Wagner, Siegrfrieds Idyll;
G. Verdi, Traviata: Prelude III Act;
S. Prokofiev, Symphony n° 1 “Classical”;
E. Muratore, Nomen (ed. Sconfinarte);
M. Ravel, Tombeau de Couperin;
I. Stravinsky, Dumbarton Oaks;
B. Bartók, Rumanian Folk Dances.




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