RULES

Teacher: M° Günter Neuhold
Orchestra: Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Orchestra di Toscana Classica
Period: 20 – 26 August 2018
Place: Teatro di Cestello (piazza del Cestello 3/4 – Firenze) e Auditorium di Santo Stefano al Ponte (Piazza di Santo Stefano, 5, Firenze)

Programme of the Course

Course fee and requirements for the application

Opportunities

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Application

 

The masterclass is directed to conductors who want to increase their musical experience and work as professionals in the world of classical music.

The course is articulated in n°7 (seven) days of lesson. The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the M° about their performance with the help of the recording.
The recording will be given to the students in digital format (USB pendrive) at the end of the course.

There will be 6 days of orchestra, with an average podium time of 90 minutes per student. The organisation and the teacher, by common consent,  will recommend the best students to the following institutions: Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Italy); Orchestra di Toscana Classica (Italy); Koszalin Philarmonic Orchestra (Poland); Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary); Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (Hungary); Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra (Greece); Pazardzhik Symphony Orchestra (Bulgaria).

To one student chosen by the teacher will be offered the opportunity to conduct a concert of Cameristi del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in the Theatre of Opera di Firenze/Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.

Programme

Monday August 20
16.00 – 19.00 (4 p.m – 7 p.m. )
registration and theory lesson (conducting technique, analysis)

Tuesday August 21, Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 – Programme A
10.00 – 13.00 ( 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) theoric lesson and analysis of the videos
14.00 – 20.30 (2.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.) lessons with the orchestra, each students will have at least one podium session per day

Thursday August 23 – Meeting with Only Stage Management (London) 
21.00 – 23.00 (9 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

Friday August 24 and Saturday 25 – Programme B
10.00 – 13.00 ( 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.) theoric lesson and analysis of the videos
14.00 – 20.30 (2.00 p.m. – 8.30 p.m.) lessons with the orchestra, each students will have at least one podium session per day

Saturday August 25 – Meeting with Davide Cicchetti, Managing Director of Studiomusica Hungary International Artists Agency
21.00 – 23.00 (9 p.m. – 11 p.m.)

Sunday August 26
Timetable to be defined: dress rehearsal and final concert.

 

Active students must prepare al least 1 (one) piece from Group A and 2 (two) from Group B. One movement of a wider work (i.e. a Symphony), is considered 1 (one) piece. The programme of the final concert awill be chosen during the week of the course.

Group A – String Orchestra (days 21, 22 and 23)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Eine kleine Nachtmusik K 525
Piotr Ilic Tchaikovsky: Serenade in C Major op. 48
Edward Grieg: Holberg Suite
Gustav Holst: St. Paul Suite
Benjamin Britten: Simple Symphony
Ottorino Respighi: Antiche arie e danze per liuto Suite III
Samuel Barber: Adagio for strings

 

Group B – Symphony Orchestra (days 24, 25 e 26)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony n° 35 in D K 385 “Haffner”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony n° 40 in G minore K 550
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony n° 41 in C major K 551 “Jupiter”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ouverture “Don Giovanni”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Ouverture “Le nozze di Figaro”

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony n° 3 in E flat major “Eroica”
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony n° 5 in C minor (mov. I, II, III)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony n° 6 in F major (mov. I)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony n° 7 in A major
Ludwig van Beethoven: Prometheus Ouverture
Ludwig van Beethoven: Egmont Ouverture

Gioachino Rossini: Sinfonia “Italiana in Algeri”
Gioachino Rossini: Sinfonia “Il barbiere di Siviglia”
Gioachino Rossini: Sinfonia “Cenerentola”

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony n° 4 “Italian”
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Symphony n° 3 “Scottish”
Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy: Ouverture “The Hebrides”

Richard Wagner: Siegfried-Idyll

G. Verdi: Traviata Preludio I Act
G. Verdi: Traviata Preludio III Act

Bartok: Rumanian folk dances

Gustav Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony n° 5

Course fee and  requirements
Couse fee, active students: € 1150,00
Application fee: € 250,00
Total amount of fees: € 1.400,00

The applications will be processed in order of arrival, there is no admission examination, even if we expect a basic knowlege of conducting technique and recommend some experience in conducting professional orchestras. In order to evaluate properly if Florence Condcuting Masterclass is a good choice for the students particular situation, we encourage them to send an email or call the organiser before applying.

Auditors
The partecipation fee for the auditors is unique and permits to assist to the whole day lessons
Course fee, auditors: € 400,00

Meals and Accomodation
Meals and accomodation are up to the participants. The organisation can offer assistance in finding a proper accomodation in Florence for the period of the masterclass. Prices for a single bedroom range from € 30 per night.

Final provisions
The course fee will be payed the first day of the course. The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students.
The application fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case the students will be promptly advised. The partecipaton at the courses implies the full acceptance of the present rules. Artes Association will give prompt notification of any modification of the rules that may occur. For any legal action the Italian text of the announcement must be considered. The competent forum is Prato’s.

 

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