14th DANUBE INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS AND COMPETITION with the Danube Symphony Orchestra and Prof. András Deák – Principal Conductor of Danube Symphony Orchestra


Danube Symphony Orchestra’s concert hall and rehearsal room, Danube Palace

Hungary, Budapest, H-1051.  Zrinyi Street 5.


21st -31st August 2018

Music programme of the course:

Mozart:      Symphony No.40 in G minor, K.550 

Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Dvorak:      Symphony No. 9  in E minor    “From the New World”

Strauss:      Die Fledermaus- Overture

Bartok:       Romanian Folk Dances

Tutition fees:

Active participants €1200

Active participants – students (valid enrolment proof required) €1100

Passive participants  €200

Registration fee €100 (part of the whole amount)

Registration deadline:      31st July 2018


Payment information will be sent via email to applicants.

About the course:

During the course the active participants are working on the music programme  with  Professor Andras Deak – at the half time with two pianists, at the other half of the course every active participants will get 80 minutes conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra.

Tuition languages: English

Participation in the course is confirmed with a certificate.


At the end of the orchestra rehearsals the Professor and the Orchestra will decide which participants will be awarded with prizes.

1st.2nd.3rd. Prize: Conducting in the Final concert.

Special Prize: – Given by DSO. Conducting in a concert on the 2019-2020 season  with Danube Symphony Orchestra in Danube Palace.

                         ( The DSO pay  the travel cost (within Europe) hotel costs and 300 EURO Fee  of the perfom.)

Final concert: On the 31th August there will be a concert in the Danube Palace Concert Hall with a selected programme from the course repertoire. In the concert the first 4-5 best participants chosen by the Professor an the Orchestra will conduct.

More conducting practice time:

We  offer  more practice time possibilty with the orchestra. 80 minutes/ 600 Eu / 35 member of orchestra.  We can give you the possible dates and times after your inquires.

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We can also help you find a good accommodation in Budapest, and provide you with all the information you need.

How to apply:

Please send us an email if you are interested.

Laszlo Blaskovics

email: conductingpractice@gmail.com

tel: 0036703623921

If the participant cancel the participation, the registration fee is non-refundable.

In the event that the masterclass is cancelled by the organizer due to unforeseen circumstances, the course and registration fees will be fully refunded. However we are not responsible for any incidental expenses such as non-refundable travel fares and accommodation fees.

If the participant forced to cancel due to circumstances beyond her/his control, the course fee is refundable, at the discretion of the organizer.


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