The Ingenium Academy

We are offering a unique opportunity for young conductors to gain hands-on experience and expert tuition in conducting.

Course information
In 2017, we are offering two separate weeks of our conducting programme. The first week is for students with a modest amount of experience. The second week is for more advanced students with considerable experience. Students may attend the two weeks consecutively.

Week One: 23 – 30 July 2017 — Intermediate
Week Two: 30 July – 6 August 2017 — Advanced

Our conducting programme encompasses all the essential rehearsal and performance aspects for young conductors. Each day will comprise a full warm up followed by individual and group tuition across the following areas:

Score reading and preparation
Musical analysis and history
Baton technique
Rehearsal technique
Controlling, shaping and phrasing

Rehearsal experience

Throughout the week there will be opportunities to spend some time observing and contributing to rehearsals with the Ingenium Academy orchestra/choir. Students will also have the chance to conduct part of a live rehearsal, in addition to working with smaller chamber ensembles.

Q&A Masterclasses

Students will have the rare opportunity to attend “question and answer” sessions with professional orchestral players, to learn from the performers’ perspective about the best forms of communication and direction for each instrument group.

Course leader: Tim Redmond

We’re delighted that our conducting programme will be led by Tim Redmond. Tim is a regular guest conductor with top orchestras across Europe and has given concerts in the UK with the Philharmonia, Royal Northern Sinfonia and London Philharmonic Orchestra, with the BBC Concert, Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, with the Hallé, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic and Ulster Orchestras, as well as Sinfonia Viva and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He has a long-standing association with the Manchester Camerata, and in 2006 was appointed principal conductor of the Cambridge Philharmonic.

Tim has conducted concerts in Italy with the Filarmonica Arturo Toscanini, in Hungary with Concerto Budapest, in Finland he is a regular visitor to the Oulu Sinfonia and he has toured Estonia with the Vanemuine Orchestra. He has appeared in Bosnia with the Sarajevo Philharmonic, in Ireland with the Wexford Festival Orchestra, in Macedonia with the Macedonian Philharmonic, in Slovenia with the Maribor Symphony, and in Holland with the Rotterdam Philharmonic.

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