London Classical Soloists
Conducting Masterclasses

World Class Conducting Tuition Since 2007

Online Conducting Tuition with Achim Holub
January till December 2021

London November 2021 | London Classical Soloists
1 till 7 November 2021

London January 2022 | London Classical Soloists
3 till 9 January 2022
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Online Conducting Tuition

Special Offer September till December 2021
8 Sessions for £200

Due to the overwhelming success of Achim’s Online Conducting Classes he will continue giving a series of private One-to-One Conducting Tuition sessions from 1 September till 23 December 2021.
You will be able to work on repertoire of your own choice and have success to subscription only masterclasses.
The sessions will include conducting technique tuition, interpretational insights, score analysis and memorizing techniques as well as career management advice.

Included are
8 One-to-One Sessions: once or twice a week Skype or Zoom sessions
Voucher worth £200 for our upcoming orchestra masterclasses in 2021 and 2022.
Additionally, there will be personal email support within the session period.

The usual fee for an Online Conducting Session would be £50.
You are saving £200.

Email Support: within the session period you will be able to contact Achim via email regarding specific problems
Payment: for payment please visit (this page)[]
Orchestra Masterclass Discount: the fee of £200 will be discounted on any of our upcoming masterclasses with orchestra

Additional Details
Session Duration: 45 Minutes
Languages: English, German and Spanish
All sessions are private ONE-ON-ONE sessions via Skype or Zoom.
Login details will be sent to you together with confirmation of date and time of your session.
Session times will be in British Summer Time till 31 October (UTC +1 till 25 October 2020), then GMT (UTC +0).

Session Content
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Insights on how to apply principles of the historically informed performance practice movement
Score analysis and memorizing techniques
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies
Advice on how to organize concerts and recording sessions

Session Formats
Question & Answer on specific technical, interpretational or organizational topics
Talk on a pre-approved topic
Analysis of a live-session with piano or ensemble
Feedback on a performance on video or audio
Preparation for future orchestra masterclasses in London, Austria and Spain

How to Apply
Step 1) Use this form or send a short message with your mobile number, a selection of topics you would like to work on and - if available - a video-link to one of your recent performances to
Step 2) Go to this website to book date and time of your session.


LONDON JANUARY 2022: 3 till 7 January
Masterclasses & Competitions with the London Classical Soloists

For our upcoming January 2022 masterclass we have decided to change the structure of our courses.
From now on, you will be able to participate in a modular system which will enable you to plan your participation according to your individual needs, time frame and budget.

You will be able to buy Modules of Podium Time, either a Rehearsal Module of 20 minutes length or a Concert Module of 10 to 15 minutes length.
Each module will cost £250, you can for instance book just one Rehearsal Module, Concert Modules will only be available when booking one Rehearsal Module as well.
Participation in the Competition will be free, but only possible when booking a minimum of 2 rehearsals and 2 concerts.
Please have a look at the Fees section for further information.
During your chosen orchestra podium time you will work with the London Classical Soloists on your own choice of movements at an acoustically superb Central London venue.

Additionally, there will be piano sessions during which Achim Holub is going to explain and demonstrate his views on conducting technique.
The piano sessions will be free for all participants.

With this courses Achim Holub will share his experience of 20 years of collaboration with many world-class musicians and recording companies like Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in talks about career planning and record producing.
Furthermore, he will coach you on technique as well as on rehearsal preparation and give you personal feedback with comprehensive career advice.
Do not miss the opportunity to receive professional instruction and valuable advice from one of Austria’s most successful conductors and please make sure to apply as early as possible!

General Information
Venue: the courses will take place in Central West London
Number of participants: a maximum of 12 participants per concert
Podium time with piano: a minimum of 30 minutes for each booked module
Podium time with orchestra: 20 minutes per module, 10-15 minutes per concert
Additionally to piano and orchestra sessions, each participant will receive post-rehearsal feedback and one-to-one personal coaching sessions with comprehensive career advice.

Personalized multi-angle videos of your performance including a professional sound recording will be available for an additional fee of £70 per concert video.
Alternatively, you will be allowed to record all sessions and concerts with your own equipment.

Course starts: Monday 3 January
Course ends: Sunday 9 January
Arrival: in the morning of your first rehearsal or one day before (recommended)
Departure: in the morning after your last concert
Concerts: Wednesday 5 & Saturday 8 January 2022, 19.30

Deposit: £75 per module [e.g. £150 for one rehearsal & one concert]
Rehearsal Module (20 minutes): £250
Concert Module (10-15 minutes, only when booking one rehearsal module): £250
Maximum Number of Bookable Modules: 8 rehearsals & 2 concerts
Early-Bird Discount: 10% [e.g. £50 for one rehearsal & one concert]
Online-Tuition Discount: all students who have booked an 8-Sessions-Online-Tuition-Package will receive a £200-discount when booking 6 modules or more.
Fee for passive participation: £150
Early-Bird Deadline: Friday, 29 October
Application Deadlines: Friday, 26 November

A participant who applies for 4 Rehearsal Modules & 2 Concert Modules before the Early-Bird Deadline and has booked an 8-Sessions-Online-Tuition-Package will pay an overall course fee of £1150 [£450 deposit & £700 remaining course fee].

Fee Payment
There are no application or registration fees and we will try to process your application as quickly as possible.
The deposit will be due two weeks after receiving our offer of place.
Partners and family members of active participants will have free access to all sessions and concerts.

Mozart | Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 (1st Version) and 41 [Bärenreiter]
Beethoven | Symphonies Nos. 1-9 and Coriolan Overture [Bärenreiter]
We recommend working on your own choice of one movement/overture per module.
There will be no concert performance of any movement of Symphony No. 9.

Participation in the competitions is optional and only possible when booking two concert modules.
All members of the orchestra will be involved in the competition voting process.
The first six results will be announced publicly after the second concert.

Main focus
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Insights on how to apply principles of the historically informed performance practice movement
Score analysis and memorizing techniques
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies
Advice on how to organize concerts and recording sessions
Target groups
Conducting students and professionals; chorus masters; instrumentalists and music pedagogues who would like to improve their skills in ensemble leadership.

Course Languages
English, German, Spanish

To apply, use the Application Form or send an email to with your name, address, nationality, phone & mobile numbers and a short CV.
To secure your participation, please make sure to pay the deposit as soon as possible, within two weeks after receiving our offer of place, at the latest (transfer details will be sent to you together with the offer).


Please note:
The deposit for the masterclasses is only payable if we are inviting you as an active participant.
If you would like to apply via email or forward additional material, please send a message to
We usually confirm receipt of your application by email within one working day.

Participants’ Feedback

The masterclass and competition were an ideal setting for musical freedom and growth. During the workshop, Maestro Holub discussed aspects of classical interpretation, which I found immensely thought-provoking and which have influenced my approach to studying classical scores. The workshop staff are supportive and want each conductor to achieve positive growth. I look forward to my continued contact with the staff as I continue to grow as a conductor.
Karin Hendrickson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I have never been in the company of so many great conductors in the same place, at the same time! The orchestra is also brilliant and their level of musicianship, ensemble and technique is absolutely sensational. A ‘one rehearsal’ orchestra par excellence! I learnt so much from watching them and the other conductors work. Conductors came from all over the USA, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom – Music Directors, Associate Conductors, Doctors of music, Orchestra members from the best orchestras in the world and aspiring maestros all the same wanting to take a significant step forward in their reputation as a conductor.
Matheu Kieswetter, Johannesburg

I would like to thank you again for a wonderful experience in London. I believe that this was one of the most positive experiences I've had since I had begun to conduct. Your positivity and support, together with the wonderful atmosphere and open communication with the orchestra members have truly created perfect conditions for me at this point in my professional and personal life. They allowed me to learn so much about myself and how I think about music, connect to it and experience it, while gaining more confidence in communicating my ideas about the score and emotional experiences to the members of the orchestra, and, hopefully, also the audience.
Thank you for this opportunity, your valuable feedback and priceless advice.
Yael Front, Cincinnati

I would like to thank you again for your guidance during my time in London. Some "take-aways" that I have already put into practice include:
-How to stand to exhibit stability and confidence. A simple enough concept, yet one that had never been demonstrated or spelled out to me. Sometimes it takes just the right teacher to get a point across to a student, and that was you for me.
-The continued reminder that less is more, gesturally speaking. Especially with the London Classical Soloists, it was amazing to watch you lead them with so few, and yet so effective, gestures.
Dan Whisler, Louisville, Kentucky

The conducting masterclasses with Achim Holub and the London Classical Soloist are an excellent program that combines your formation as a conductor with a complete professional experience offered by an outstanding orchestra.
It's simply perfect!
Rubén Sanchez Vieco, Madrid

The London April 2017 Masterclass with Achim Holub was a truly inspiring experience that reinforced my love for music and my passion for conducting.
As a teacher, Achim is incredibly encouraging and he really helped me to develop a greater sense of confidence as a conductor and in projecting my musical ideas.
The players of the London Classical Soloists, all highly proficient, are wonderfully supportive and very easy to get along with, demonstrating a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility.
It was clear that both Achim and the orchestra were completely dedicated to helping us to develop as conductors.
Sameer Alladin, Port of Spain

It was an experience that made me grow and from which I could learn many things. The London Classical Soloists are an exceptional orchestra and I felt perfectly at ease with them.
Davide Bontempo, Milano

Thank you very much for a wonderful course! I enjoyed the excellent teachings of Achim and Christof and the high level of the orchestra. It was a pleasure!
Roit Feldenkreis, Tel Aviv

First of all, I want to thank Achim and Christof for the very good masterclass I was lucky to attend! It was an extraordinary experience and I appreciate your very useful and valuable advice. But I particularly enjoyed working with the London Classical Soloists, who are a really good team.
Olivier Murith, Villars-sur-Glâne

I felt that I've learned a lot and, even though I realise how difficult it is to start a career in this field, my experience in London reinforced my will not to give up on that idea. The feeling of receiving from the orchestra so much love and enthusiasm for music is absolutely one of the best experiences one can have in life. I also very much appreciated the fantastic teaching, the good organisation, how extremely fair all the choices have been, and how much I felt that both Achim and Christof really gave each one personal attention besides a collaboration feeling with the whole class and orchestra.
Camilla Rossetti, Paris

Achim, thank you and Christof for the course and the time spent to share what you know with us. It was eye-opening.
Pamela Soria, Ciudad de México

Thanks a lot Achim and Christof for giving me this chance, I got so many things to learn during these days, it was not just learning about conducting.
Through the work we did, you made me feel and understand more the deep meaning about music and the real meaning about being an orchestra conductor. Thanks also to the musicians in the orchestra, they are so great.
When I was on stage with them I just felt we all were like waves in the ocean of music, we had fused together and moved together, I really enjoyed this kind of feeling with them.
Jianning Zhu, Genève


As you probably know, we are having an enormous amount of high quality videos from my masterclasses with the London Classical Soloists from the past five years.
Due to the miracle editing skills of a friend of mine from New York, we are now able to present an absolutely stunning video: the first movement of Beethoven's 5th Symphony as an uninterrupted performance, played by the same orchestra and conducted by 20 of my students.
I believe this is a unique document in performance history and if you always wanted to know how much influence a conductor has on an orchestra, watch this video.

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