TICINO MUSICA Festival, conducting masterclass 2017


TICINO MUSICA is an international meeting of young musicians. Masterclasses – Opera Studio – Workshop for contemporary music – Concerts TICINO MUSICA is a workshop offering young musicians from all over the world an opportunity to widen their cultural horizons and expand their artistic experience as a preparation for their professional life, through study and performance together with internationally renowned musicians and teachers. 15% early bird discount for enrolments before May 15, 2017

Course description: Conducting

Conducting lessons: daily lessons, individual lessons and work with the instrumental ensemble. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct the ensemble with the predefined repertoire;

  • Pierre Boulez – Dérive I for flute, clarinet in A, violin, cello, vibraphone and piano
  • Karlheinz Stockhausen – Zeitmasse for woodwind quitent
  • Arnold Schönberg – Kammersymphonie (Webern-Fassung)

Workshop: the conducting and composition class collaborate

Rehearsals and premier with the ensemble: the short compositions for ensemble (to be submitted in June 2016) written by the participants to the composition course, will be worked on during the composition lessons. The pieces that will be of particular interest will be performed by the Ticino Musica ensemble, conducted by the participants to the conducting course of Arturo Tamayo, in a concert.

Instruments available for composers are: flute (ev. piccolo), oboe, english horn, clarinet (excluded bass clarinet), bassoon, vibraphone (excluded all other percussion instruments), violin, cello, piano. Participants should submit their pieces by the end of June. The pieces will also be used for selection.

Teacher bio

The Spanish conductor Arturo Tamayo is one of the most renowned interpreters of the music of our time, and during his more than 30 years of concert activity he has conducted the first performances of many important pieces by composers such as Iannis Xenakis, John Cage and Wolfgang Rihm.

Born in Madrid, where he studied law, piano, percussion, and composition and theory, he obtained the first prize in composition. He then attended the University School of Music in Freiburg studying with Wolfgang Fortner and Klaus Huber, and graduated in music conduction. He has also studied with Pierre Boulez and Witold Rowicki. From 1979 to 1998 he was professor of Interpretation of the Music of the 20th Century at the University School of Music of Freiburg.

He began conducting career in 1977 working with several major European ensembles, including Intercontemporain Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, London Sinfonietta and Klangforum Wien, as well as orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Residentie Orkest Den Haag, Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin.



Dates of the masterclass

17th – 28th July


Application fee
CHF 250.00
Participation fee
CHF 575.00 (for active participants)
CHF 50.00 (for listeners)
Lodging (if desired)
Starting at CHF 250.-
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% Discount

You will receive a 15 percent discount on the participation fee if you apply before Monday 15 May 2017


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