Dear Friends and Colleagues
We are well-known for our active approach in looking for the best young conductors and during the last ten years we had the privilege to work with many of the raising stars of the future.
Additionally, we were fortunate to attract as participants not only world-class soloists like Emmanuel Tjeknavorian and Petr Limonov, but also concertmasters and principal players from many of the leading orchestras: among them the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Iceland Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera.
Matheu Kieswetter, Royal Scottish Conservatoire graduate and one of our prize-winners in 2015, has described the LCS-experience in an interview as follows:
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.
Here is one of Matheu's performances with the London Classical Soloists:
Please make sure to apply as early as possible and do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.
I very much look forward to meeting you, either as an active or passive participant, at one of our courses in London soon!
Ten Year Jubilee 2017
In July 2007 Achim Holub was giving his first conducting masterclass with orchestra in a monastery in a remote Austrian mountain village called Admont.
The winner of the competition who subsequently was given the opportunity to perform a Mozart symphony with Kammerphilharmonie Graz was Daniel Cohen, now one of the most sought after young conductors.
Ten years later, we have become, with 30 concerts and over 280 active participants, the world's leading organizer of conducting courses and the London Classical Soloists are without doubt on their way to become one of Europe's best chamber orchestras.
During the last years, more than 500 active participants from five continents and over 50 nations have participated in Achim Holub´s conducting courses.
The success is due, to a great part, to the high level of orchestra playing, the professional quality of the video recordings and to Achim Holub's, one of today's most successful conducting teachers, coaching skills.
Among them were students from many of the world’s most prestigious music colleges, such as the Royal Academy and the Royal College of Music London, Guildhall School of Music & Drama London, the Royal Northern College of Music Manchester, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Glasgow, Oxford and Cambridge University, New England Conservatory Boston, University of California Los Angeles, Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Berlin University of the Arts and all leading German music colleges.
The tuition focus is on conducting technique and performance practice, personal coaching sessions are tailored to the participants’ individual requirements.
Additionally, Achim Holub will share his experience of 20 years of collaboration with world class musicians and recording companies like Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in talks about career planning, orchestra management and record producing.