Conducting course at the IV. Bozsok Music Festival Course leader: GERGELY MADARAS

(Music Director of the ‘Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne’, Chief Conductor of the Savaria Symphony Orchestra)

– an excellent way to improve your skills with the help of Conductor Gergely Madaras

– Possibility of active or passiv participation

– Daily 1 hour of podium-practice with piano for the active participant

– Conducting time with the IYSO Orchestra from 20 JULY 2017 on.

– Performance opportunities on the Festival’s Concerts

– Expanding your repertoire

Material for the Course:

– P. I. TCHAIKOVSKY: String Serenade, op. 48

– Z. KODÁLY: Hungarian rondo

– S.PROKOFIEV: I. “Classical” Symphony (D Major), op. 25

– L. van BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 (B-flat Major), op. 60

– W. A.MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola and Orchestra (E Major), K.364


Send a VIDEO RECORDING of yourself conducting any orchestral work via email to in mp4 format! Your application will be considered by a professional panel. Please don’t forget to send in your CV as well!

If you are interested in taking the course as a PASSIVE participant, there is a possibility to do so.

Application deadline: 1 MAY 2017

We look forward to your application!

The BMF Organisation Team




Gergely Madaras

Fast gaining an international reputation as one of the most exciting young European conductors of his generation, Gergely was recently named as the first-ever recipient of the Charles Mackerras Fellowship of the English. He is currently completing his tenure as the Leverhulme Junior Fellow in Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, and serves as resident conductor of the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic. Following his debut in 2010 in the Vienna Musikverein with the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, he has worked with such orchestras as the Brussels Radio Philharmonic, Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna and St Petersburg Chamber Orchestras. Highlights of the 2011/12 season include conducting the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the Hallé Orchestra in public masterclasses, under the guidance of Mariss Jansons, Sir Colin Davis and Sir Mark Elder; a return to work with the Manchester Camerata and the Grazioso Chamber Orchestra of the Hungarian National Philharmonic, as well as debuts with the Orchestre Dijon Bourgogne, MAV Symphony Orchestra and the Hezarfen Ensemble in Istanbul. In recent years Gergely Madaras has been a conducting fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center (recipient of the 2009 Seiji Ozawa Fellowship) and American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. He has worked alongside and studied with conductors Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Herbert Blomstedt, Sir Mark Elder and David Zinman. Between 2011 and 2013 he serves as assistant conductor for Pierre Boulez and the Lucerne Festival Academy, and in July 2012 he will be the assistant conductor for Sir Mark Elder and the inaugural Aldeburgh World Orchestra. As an opera conductor he made his debut conducting Samuel Barber’s Vanessa at the RNCM Opera, where he returned with performances of Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring in 2011. In 2011 Gergely Madaras was one of three finalists at the 52nd Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors, and won the ARTE Live Web prize. Also in 2011, Madaras received the Junior Prima Prize, the most prestigious award in Hungary given every year to outstanding young artists, as well as the Klassz Talent Award from the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources. Between 2004-2009 this became one of the most important new music events in Hungary, premiering 109 works of 42 composers and involving more than 200 musicians. Madaras has also been exceptionally active on the international contemporary music scene with regular appearances at festivals such as the Wien Modern, Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music and Lucerne Festival Academy. In 2004 he founded the IKZE Festival (Contemporary Music Festival of Young Composers) together with Noemi Gyori. This has now become one of the most important new music events in Hungary and during its six years of existence they have premiered 109 works of 42 composers, involving more than 200 musicians. Born in 1984 in Budapest, Gergely Madaras began his musical education studying the flute, violin and composition. He holds masters degrees from the orchestral conducting faculty of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna as well as from the flute faculty of the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest. His teachers were Mark Stringer and Henrik Prőhle.


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