Teacher: M° György G. Ráth
Orchestra: Musicians of the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino – Orchestra Cupiditas
Period: 21 – 28 August 2022

Programme of the Course

Course fee and requirements for the application

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°8 (eight) days of lessons. The lessons will be recorded and at the end of the day, the students will discuss with the teacher about their performance with the help of the recording.
The recording will be given to the students in digital format at the end of the course.

The students will have daily podium time; the total podium time will be about 130 minutes for each student. All the students will be invited to conduct at least one piece at the final concert, a concert suit/dress is required.

The organization and the teacher, by common consent,  will recommend the best students to the following institutions: Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy); Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary); Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (Hungary); Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland); Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria).

Representatives of international artist agencies will be invited to attend the final concerts.

 

Programme

Sunday 21st
10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Registration of the students and meeting with the teacher

14:00 – 19:30 (2 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. )
Lesson with piano

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Lesson with piano

14:00 – 19:30 (2 p.m. – 7.30 p.m. )
Lesson with piano

Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th

10:00 – 13:00 ( 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) and 14:00 – 17:00 (2 p.m. – 5 p.m.) lesson with symphony orchestra.

17:30 – 19:30 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) theory lesson and analysis of the videos

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th
10:00 – 13:00 ( 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) lesson with symphony orchestra

Timetable to be defined: final concerts. All the students will have to conduct at least one piece at the final concerts, a concert suit/dress is required.

The choice of the pieces to be performed during the lessons is up to the students; the program of the final concerts will be decided during the week of the course.

Recordings

All the sessions with the orchestra will be recorded with a front camera. The recording will be used for the video sessions and will be given to the student at the end of the masterclass.

Repertoire of the masterclass

Antonin Dvorak
Symphony IX “From the New World”

Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony n°3 “Scottish”

Franz Schubert
Symphony n°8 Unfinished

Giuseppe Verdi
Sinfonia from La forza del destino

Sinfonia from Nabucco

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dances n°1, 5, 6

Tragic Ouverture
Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn

Giacomo Puccini
Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Pietro Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus Ouverture

An der schönen, blauen Donau op. 314

Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Ouverture

Symphony n°1 in C major op.21
Symphony n°2 in D major op.36
Symphony n°5 in C minor op.67
Symphony n°6  in F major op.68 “Pastoral”
Symphony n°7 in A major op.92
Symphony n°9 in d minor op. 125 until the entrance of the choir 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony n°5 in e minor op. 64

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Ouverture

Robert Schumann
Manfred Ouverture;

Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz Ouverture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Zauberflöte Ouverture

Le nozze di Figaro Ouverture
Symphony n°41 in C major K551 “Jupiter”

Excerpts of the following pieces will be studied in order to examine specific technical and musical problems, the preparation is not mandatory but highly recommended:

W.A. Mozart: from die Zauberflöte Tamino’s Recitativo “Die weisheitslehre dieser Knaben”

 

Course fee and requirements
Couse fee, active students: € 1700,00
Application fee: € 250,00
Total amount of fees: € 1.950,00

The application fee has to be paid at the moment of the application; the course fee has to be paid in two tranches, the first at the closing of the applications and the second before the beginning of the masterclass.

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

Passive students
The participation fee for passive students is unique and permits to assist to the whole day lessons;
Course fee, auditors: € 500,00

Meals and Accommodation
Meals and accommodation are up to the participants. The organization will offer assistance in finding proper accommodation in Florence for the period of the masterclass. Prices for a single bedroom range from € 30 per night.

Final provisions
The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students.
The application and participation fees will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case, the students will be promptly advised. The participation 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.

Teacher: M° György G. Ráth

Musicians of the Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino
Orchestra Cupiditas

21 – 28 August 2022

Programme of the Course

Course fee and requirements for the application

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°8 (eight) days of lessons. The lessons will be recorded and at the end of the day, the students will discuss with the teacher about their performance with the help of the recording.
The recording will be given to the students in digital format at the end of the course.

The students will have daily podium time; the total podium time will be about 130 minutes for each student. All the students will be invited to conduct at least one piece at the final concert, a concert suit/dress is required.

The organization and the teacher, by common consent,  will recommend the best students to the following institutions: Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy); Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary); Budapest Strings Chamber Orchestra (Hungary); Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland); Pleven Philharmonic Orchestra (Bulgaria).

Representatives of international artist agencies will be invited to attend the final concerts.

Programme

Sunday 21st
10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Registration of the students and meeting with the teacher

14:00 – 19:30 (2 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.)
Lesson with piano

Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd

10:00 – 13:00 (10 a.m. – 2 p.m.)
Registration of the students and meeting with the teacher

14:00 – 19:30 (2 p.m. – 7.30 p.m.)
Lesson with piano

Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Friday 26th

10:00 – 13:00 ( 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.) e 14:00 – 17:00 (2 p.m. – 5 p.m.)
lesson with symphony orchestra.

17:30 – 19:30 (5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.) theory lesson and analysis of the videos

Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th
10:00 – 13:00 ( 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.)
lesson with symphony orchestra

Timetable to be defined: final concerts. All the students will have to conduct at least one piece at the final concerts, a concert suit/dress is required.

The choice of the pieces to be performed during the lessons is up to the students; the program of the final concerts will be decided during the week of the course.

Recordings

All the sessions with the orchestra will be recorded with a front camera. The recording will be used for the video sessions and will be given to the student at the end of the masterclass.

Repertoire of the masterclass

Antonin Dvorak
Symphony IX “From the New World”

Felix Mendelssohn
Symphony n°3 “Scottish”

Franz Schubert
Symphony n°8 Unfinished

Giuseppe Verdi
Sinfonia from La forza del destino

Sinfonia from Nabucco

Johannes Brahms
Hungarian Dances n°1, 5, 6

Tragic Ouverture
Variations on a Theme by J. Haydn

Giacomo Puccini
Intermezzo from Manon Lescaut

Pietro Mascagni
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana

Johann Strauss II
Die Fledermaus Ouverture

An der schönen, blauen Donau op. 314

Ludwig van Beethoven
Egmont Ouverture

Symphony n°1 in C major op.21
Symphony n°2 in D major op.36
Symphony n°5 in C minor op.67
Symphony n°6  in F major op.68 “Pastoral”
Symphony n°7 in A major op.92
Symphony n°9 in d minor op. 125  until the entrance of the choir 

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Symphony n°5 in e minor op. 64

Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Ouverture

Robert Schumann
Manfred Ouverture

Carl Maria von Weber
Der Freischütz Ouverture

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Die Zauberflöte Ouverture

Le nozze di Figaro Ouverture
Symphony n°41 in C major K551 “Jupiter”

Excerpts of the following pieces will be studied in order to examine specific technical and musical problems, the preparation is not mandatory but highly recommended:

W.A. Mozart: from die Zauberflöte Tamino’s Recitativo “Die weisheitslehre dieser Knaben”

 

Course fee and requirements
Couse fee, active students: € 1700,00
Application fee: € 250,00
Total amount of fees: € 1.950,00

The application fee has to be paid at the moment of the application; the course fee has to be paid in two tranches, the first at the closing of the applications and the second before the beginning of the masterclass.

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

Passive students
The participation fee for passive students is unique and permits to assist to the whole day lessons;
Course fee, auditors: € 500,00

Meals and Accommodation
Meals and accommodation are up to the participants. The organization will offer assistance in finding proper accommodation in Florence for the period of the masterclass. Prices for a single bedroom range from € 30 per night.

Final provisions
The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students.
The application and participation fees will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case, the students will be promptly advised. The participation 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.