Prof. Johannes Wildner – Symphonic Journey

IMB Proudly Presents:
28th International Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors in Berlin:


Prof. Johannes Wildner (Vienna University of Music and Arts)
Berlin Sinfonietta
Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn
September 25th – 30th 2017
Berlin, Germany

We are happy to collaborate for the first time with one of the most active conductor and important teachers, Prof. Johannes Wildner from the Vienna University of Music and Arts.Johannes Wildner_0407
For this workshop, Prof. Wildner, chose four symphonic masterpieces which will be explored during the class. From Haydn’s 49th, to Mendelssohn 4th, through Beethoven and Schubert we will be covering and diving to a wide span of symphonic literature and examine its exciting development in all aspects.

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Prof. Wildner on all the critical aspects of orchestra conducting, as well as theoretical and. Be prepared for an intense week of score studying and musical analysis, as well as conducting technique. Like always we will hold four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.

All of the participants will have the chance to perform in the final,mdwLogoBlauNeupublic concert. All of the conductors will receive a HD recording of all rehearsals and of the final concert. The recorded sessions will be given to  each participant  on a 16 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them.  

Participants are welcome to bring their own recording devices.

The course will be taught primarily in English and secondarily in German, though Prof. Wildner speaks fluently several languages.

The selection of these pieces are a great challenge even for experienced conductors and orchestras. Working in details with Prof. Wildner on the musical and technical issues during the orchestra rehearsals, and the preparations for the final concert, will contribute a lot for the conducting and rehearsing skills of the participants of this masterclass.

Johannes Wildner studied conducting, violin and musicology in Vienna and Parma (with Karl Österreicher, Otmar Suitner and Vladimir Delman) and has established himself as one of the foremost Austrian conductors. His years of experience as a member of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra have given his conducting a distinctive stamp. Maestro Wildner, born and raised in, Austria, will share with the masterclass participants his view on the tradition and the style of the performance of the Viennese Classic from the technical and the musical aspects

It is a great and rare opportunity to study closely from a conductor of such degree, and to see “how it should be done” artistically and technically.


Address: Bernburger Str. 3-5, 10963 Berlin
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For this masterclass we are happy to be in14721515_1069077163213234_484529085899357940_nvited to hold the masterclass week including the final concert in the very intimate St. Lukas Church, in the center of Berlin, (Bernburger Str. 3-5, 10963). The church has great atmosphere and its regular concert visitors. We are thankful that the masterclass’ final concert was inserted to the church’s concert season programs, and expecting many audiences. (image: Berlin Sinfonietta and English Choir Berlin performing Händel’s Messiah) at the final concert of a masterclass, in front the full St. Lukas Church.)

You are more than welcome to apply here.


J. Haydn
Symphony No. 49 in F minor <La Passione>

L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 4 in B♭ Major Op. 60

F. Schubert
Symphony No.5 in B♭ Major D.485

F. Mendelssohn
Symphony No.4 in A Major Op.90

Participants are expected to prepare all the repertoire pieces

Johannes Wildner Photo by ©


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