THE GREAT CLASSICS Intensive Workshop for Orchestra Conductors Maestro Lior Shambadal (IL) Berlin Sinfonietta Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven October 16th – 21st 2017

The Great Classics with Maestro Shambadal

IMB Presents its 29th workshop and final concert for conductors in Berlin

Intensive Workshop for Orchestra Conductors

Maestro Lior Shambadal (IL)
Berlin Sinfonietta
Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven
October 16th – 21st 2017

We are happy continue our collaboration with the Chief Conductor lior blackof the  Berliner Symphoniker,
Maestro Lior Shambadal. Maestro Shambadal, born in 1950, is a very sought after conductor with a long international career as an opera and concerts conductor. As a teacher he gives several masterclasses for conductors each year. In this masterclass we will have the opportunity to work closely with Maestro Shambadal and the Berlin Sinfonietta on two overtures and three of the most important symphonies of the great classical repertoire. Maestro Shambadal will approach this vast field from three perspectives of three great composers.

Limited number of participants, no age limit and extensive orchestra rehearsals.

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Shambadal on critical aspects of conducting including studying the score, musical analysis, and conducting technique. Like always we will hold four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.

All the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert.

All of the conductors will receive a professional recording of the final concert with high sound quality and HD video.USB

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

All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive his or her videos on a 16 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them.

Participants are welcome to bring their own recording device.


For this masterclass we are happy to be invited11059323_10154103720193492_2415654882352211017_nto 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 IMB Kammerchor performing Mozart – Requiem in front the full St. Lukas Church.)

You are more than welcome to apply here.


W. A. Mozart
“The Marriage of Figaro” Overture KV 492
Symphony No.41 in C major KV 551 <Jupiter>

J. Haydn
Symphony No.88 in G major Hob.I:88 <Oxford>

L. v. Beethoven
“Coriolan” Overture Op. 62
Symphony No. 5 in C minor Op. 67


The participants are required to prepare all the repertoire pieces.

Photo credit: Mariam Ghazanchyan Photography



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