Conducting masterclass with David Zinman

  • Duration / Start

  • 07.03.2017

  • Application deadline

  • 23.10.2016

  • Additional notes

  • Profile of participants
    – Advanced professional conducting students and professional
    conductors (symphony and opera)
    – Age limit: must not be older than age 38 (at class date)

    Documents to be submitted (obligatory on http://www.muv.ac/de/):
    – motivation letter (via online form)
    – Link to a video recording of a performance or rehearsal
    (min. three works) presenting you as conductor
    (please make sure to use password-free videos or to provide the
    password within the application)
    – Curriculum vitae
    – Repertoire list
    – credentials
    – testimonies (universities, previous degrees, studies and classes)
    – biography and photo
    – contact details and passport copy

    Application deadline: 23 October 2016 at midnight, no exceptions granted.
    You may submit all documents online via http://www.muv.ac/de/ as of mid-July. Please register to submit your application.
    Postal and e-mail applications will not be accepted.

    Selection of participants: The course management will select 8 final candidates upon receipt of the application documents.
    These results will be announced in the week December 19th – 23rd
    2016. These chosen conductors will work on the first day of the class under the direction of David Zinman with two pianos and the soloist in an intimate and intensive rehearsal. In the following course days, the 8 candidates will rehearse with the Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich under the direction of David Zinman.

    The Tonhalle-Gesellschaft Zürich reserves the right of refusal reg. incomplete applications. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decisions.

    Class fee:
    The course fee for active participants is CHF 600; the course fee for auditors is CHF 100.
    Class language:
    The Master Class will be given in English.
    Travel:
    Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant. The Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich can assist in finding accommodation.
    Meals:
    All meals must be paid by the participant.
    Scores:
    Each participant must procure his/her own scores.
    Scholarship:
    There is the possibility to apply for a scholarship for the 8 chosen candidates. More information will be given after the final selection.
    VISA:
    Each participant is responsible for their VISA entry to Switzerland

  • Audition(s)

  • Not published
  • Video applications

  • The orchestra accepts only applications that are supported with videos.
    min. 3 video recordings of a performance or rehearsal
    (min. three works) presenting you as conductor
    (please make sure to use password-free videos or to provide the
    password within the application)

  • Mandatory pieces

  • Ludwig van Beethoven:
    Ouverture “Leonore” no. 3 C-major op. 72a
    Camille Saint-Saëns:
    “Introduction et Rondo capriccioso” for Violin and Orchestra op. 28
    Antonín Dvorák:
    Symphony no. 7 D-minor op. 70 (all movements)
    Aaron Copland:
    “Appalachian Spring” – Suite in one act for 13 instruments (original
    version)
  • Age limit

  • 38 years
  • Required documents

  • Diploma

    ID Card or passport

    Reference letter


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