Dear Friends and Colleagues
Due to the enormous amount of applications for the Complete Beethoven Masterclass in July/August and to make sure that the group of participants is not too large, I decided to organize a second course from 3 till 9 August 2015.
The details remain the same, there will be two tours to choose from, one to Central Europe and one to France and Spain.
The course location will be close to the Royal Albert Hall, sessions will finish in time for attending most of the Proms concerts of that week.
Maybe we will also have the chance to visit rehearsals of performing friends.
As usual, this is pre-information, below all the details.
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Complete Beethoven Symphonies 2nd Course August 2015
Venue: the courses will take place in Central West London
Number of participants: 12
Podium time with orchestra: 80 minutes + 2 concert performances
Additionally to piano and orchestra sessions, each single participant will receive post-rehearsal video feedback and one-to-one personal coaching sessions.
A personalised multi-angle video of your performances including a professional sound recording will be available shortly after the concerts and is included in the course fee.
Additionally, you will receive a USB memory stick with your complete orchestra session video footage.
Application deadline: Friday 24 July 2015 5pm
Fee for active participation in the entire course period: £1350
Fee for active participation in the first or second part only: £750
Early Bird Discount: £100, for applications before Friday 10 July 5pm, entire course only.
Participants in one of our previous courses will receive a £150 discount (£100 if attending one part).
Fee for passive participation: £150 one part, £200 both parts
There are no application or registration fees and we will try to process your application as quickly as possible.
A deposit of £350 will be due one week after receiving our offer of place.
The remaining amount of the course fee will be due on the first day of the masterclass.
Passive participants pay the entire fee on the first day of their attendance.
Partners and family members of active participants will have free access to all sessions and concerts.
First Part | 3 till 6 August
Course dates: Monday 3 till Thursday 6 August 2015
Arrival: Sunday 2 or Monday 3 August early morning
Departure: Thursday 6 August late evening or Friday 7 August
Concert: Wednesday 5 August, 7.30pm
Second Part | 6 till 9 August
Course dates: Thursday 6 till Sunday 9 August 2015
Arrival: Wednesday 5 or Thursday 6 August early morning
Departure: Sunday 9 August late evening or Monday 10 August
Concert: Saturday 8 August, 7.30pm
Beethoven | Symphonies No. 1 – 9 [Editions: Bärenreiter]
Additionally: Overtures to Coriolan & Egmont and Leonore Overture No. 3 [Editions: Breitkopf or Henle]
We recommend working on your own choice of four to six movements/overtures(two to three if attending only one part).
Please note that the last movement of Beethoven 9 will require two separate orchestra sessions.
We would be glad if you could forward us your choice of repertoire no later than Friday 24 July 2015 5pm.
Only participants who attend the entire course period will be allowed to enter the competition.
All members of the orchestra will be involved in the competition voting process.
Additionally, there will be a panel of seven jury members, among them some of the most successful London-based conductors, instrumentalists and music professionals.
The first six results will be announced publicly after the second concert, you will receive your competition feedback at the personal coaching session on the following day.
The winner will be invited to become assistant conductor to the London Classical Soloists, to go on tour to France and Spain with the orchestra in summer 2016 and, on that occasion, to conduct an entire concert.
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts.
Findings of the historically informed performance practice movement.
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals.
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies.
Target group: conducting students and professionals; chorus masters; instrumentalists and music pedagogues who would like to improve their skills in ensemble leadership.
To apply, use the Application Form[http://www.conductingmasterclasses.com/application-complete-beethoven-2nd-course] or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, address, nationality, phone & mobile numbers and a short CV.
To secure your participation, please make sure to pay the deposit of £350 within one week after receiving our offer of place (transfer details will be sent to you together with the offer).