We are pleased to offer you 10-days Masterclass with Maestro MARTIN SIEGHART and the OIDA ORCHESTRA of Arezzo. PETRA GIACALONE will give technique lessons.

Martin Sieghart is one of the most versatile musicians of his country. He is a conductor of worldwide demand, a teacher of many successful international students, the founder and director of several festivals, a former longstanding principal cellist of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, organist, repetiteur and has acted as an accompanist on the piano for his own Opera and Orchestral projects.

The Masterclass will take place from 27th July to 5th August 2018 in Città di Castello, Arezzo and Perugia, in the Centre of Italy.
TWO Concerts:
4th August 2018: Sala Vasariana in Arezzo
5th August 2018: Fortress in Castiglion del Lago, Perugia

Entitlements of Participants:
No age limit.
The course will include orchestral rehearsals and individual conducting lessons and will culminate in the dress rehearsal and two final concerts.
You may opt for becoming an active or semi-active participant.

Active participants:
– 90 minutes of podium time with Orchestra Oida of Arezzo plus dress rehearsal and concert;
– individual lessons with Martin Sieghart – 90 minutes of podium time in four hands piano sessions;
-individual technique lessons with Petra Giacalone – 30 minutes in two hands piano sessions.
– participation in all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concert;
– recorded orchestra rehearsals and the final concert.
The number of active participants is limited to 11.

Active participants fee: 1.700,-€
Inscription fee for every participant: 100,-€

Semi-active participants:
– individual lessons with Martin Sieghart for a 60 minutes of podium time in four hands piano sessions;
-individual technique lessons with Petra Giacalone for a 90 minutes of podium time in four hands piano sessions;
– participation in all meetings, classes, rehearsals and the final concerts, without having opportunity to conduct the orchestra.
Semi-active participants fee is 400,-€
Daily Visitors’ (passive participation) fee is 35,-€

Program of the course:
Symphonies nr.1-4
Variations on a theme of Haydn
Tragic Overture

Program of the final concerts:
Tragic Overture
Variations on a theme of Haydn
Symphony Nr.2

Program for the orchestra rehearsals:
– program of the concert
– – difficult parts from different Sinfonies of J.Brahms

Please prepare the concert program and additionally these parts:
– 1st Symphony: 3rd Movement Trio and Scherzo, 4th Movement Begin to Allegro
– 3rd Symphony: 1st Movement Exposition, 4th Movement-End
– 4th Symphony: 1st Movement Reprise, 2nd movement Coda, 4th Movement

Conductors are expected to purchase and study their scores before the start of the course. Pianists could be asked in the Masterclass also to play the piano during the lessons for other colleagues.

Dates and time schedule of the Masterclass:
in Lugnano, near Cittá di Castello:
27th July – 31.07.2018:
Individual lessons with Maestro Martin Sieghart and Petra Giacalone in four hand piano sessions
In Arezzo:
1st,2nd and 3rd August 2018: Orchestra Rehearsals

4thAugust: Final Concert in Arezzo, Sala Vasariana
5th August: 2nd final Concert in Castiglion del Lago (Perugia), Fortress (same Program, different conductors).

All participants will receive the detailed schedule after the application deadline.

The application deadline is 31th May 2018.

The course will be taught in Italian, English, German, French and Dutch.

Accommodation costs must be covered by each participant.
You have the possibility to stay for all the Masterclass in di Castello, Perugia) and to move to the different places (orchestra rehearsals and concerts), or to stay 5 days in Lugnano and 5 days in Arezzo. Regarding these possibilities please contact the Masterclass Organisator Petra Giacalone.

Travel costs must be covered by each participant.
The nearest Airports are Perugia, Florence and Rome.

All orchestra rehearsals and final public concert will be recorded and copied to usb stick.
The recording is included in the price.

Payment schedule:
The application fee is not refundable.
As soon as you pay the application fee, and you send the Inscription Form, your place in the Masterclass is fixed.

– The Participation fee has to be paid via bank transfer by 20th June 2018.

Should you wish to modify your payment schedule, or need any other Informations please, contact the organizer by email:


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