St. PCP Ninth International Masterclass “European Masters and Musin Legacy” with Alexander Polishchuk and Alexander Polyanichko December 7-12 2016

Alexander Polyanichko

Alexander Polyanichko

The St. PCP welcomes back to its distinguished list of guest masterclass teachers the internationally renowned conductors and teachers Alexander Polyanichko and Alexander Polishchuk. Widely known for their masterful interpretation of the European literature and continuing the legacy of the great conducting pedagogue Ilya Musin, this class represents a rare opportunity for 8 young conductors from all over the world to study with two of Russia’s most important and influential teachers.

Alexander Polishchuk

Alexander Polishchuk

Five days of classes and a final concert, December 7 – 12, 2015. In order to maximize podium time, the class is limited to only 8 advanced participants (and up to 4 observers) who will be invited to work with Maestros Polishchuk and Polyanichko. The workshop will include score study sessions, conducting sessions with two pianos, conducting sessions with the orchestra, a special session for auditors and a final concert. The students of the class will be featured on the final concert as part of the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic’s 2016-2017 concert season. Each participant will receive significant podium time with two pianos and with the orchestra, as well as a certificate of participation.


Bartok: Divertimento for Strings
Sibelius: Violin Concerto, Op. 47
Mozart: Symphony No. 36 in C major, K.425 “Linz”


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Tuition (including breakfast and a shared double room in hotel) for active participants: $2,240 USD. There will be an additional charge for single room accommodation, if available.

There will be room for up to 8 observers (non-conducting students) to be accepted. Although they will not conduct in the masterclasses, there will be a special 2-hour class with the Maestros provided for these conductors. Tuition for observers (including room in hotel) will be $750 USD.


Click here for Masterclass application.

Application deadline for receipt of all materials and non-refundable application fee is October 10, 2016. Notification of acceptance will occur by October 17, and the tuition must be paid in full by October 31 to ensure a place in the course.

Application fee: $30 USD, non-refundable.

Bank information for wire transfers will be sent to you when the online application is completed. Application and Tuition may also be paid through international bank draft or PayPal.

PayPal: Please include a 3% processing fee i.e. 
Application fee $35 USD, Tuition $2310 USD, Tuition for observers $775 USD.

Jeffery Meyer
Artistic Director, St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic
Director of Orchestras, Arizona State University

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