IMB Proudly Presents:
21st International Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors
After receiving the enthusiastic feedback regarding the program of our last masterclass with Maestro Shambadal, we have decided that due to the demand, we will (for the first time) repeat the program, with slight changes. We are very happy to collaborate again with the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, Maestro Lior Shambadal. Maestro Shambadal, born in 1950, is a very sought after conductor with a long international career as an opera and concerts conductor.
As a teacher he gives several masterclasses for conductors each year. In this masterclass participants will have the opportunity to work closely with Maestro Shambadal and the Berlin Sinfonietta, on Maestro Shambadal’s “field of expertise”, the German symphonic repertoire. Maestro Shambadal will approach this vast field this time through three of the greatest symphonies in the Germanic repertoire – Beethoven 4th, Schubert 4th and Brahms 4th.
Maestro Shambadal has selected two very musically challenging symphonies that will be the main theme of this masterclass.
Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Shambadal on critical aspects of conducting including studying the score, musical analysis, and conducting technique. Like always we will hold four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.
All the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert.
All of the conductors will receive a professional recording of the final concert with high sound quality and HD video.
The course will be taught primarily in English, and secondarily in German. If you don’t speak these languages, and you would like to participate in the masterclass, we will make our best effort to provide a translator. Please mention that in your application. All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive his or her videos on a 16 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them. Participants are welcome to bring their own recording device.
You are more than welcome to apply here.
L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in Bb major Op. 60
Symphony No. 4 in C minor D 417 <Tragic>
Symphony No. 4 in E minor Op. 98
The participants are required to prepare all the repertoire pieces.