London April 2018

Mozart "Linz" & "Prague", Brahms 3 & 4 and Dvořák Cello Concerto

Masterclass & Competition with the London Classical Soloists
Tuesday 3 till Sunday 8 April 2018

In April we would like to invite you to our traditional Easter masterclass, this time with some of the most interesting and challenging works of the symphonic, concerto and vocal repertoire.

During a minimum of 95 minutes' podium time you will work with a world-class orchestra, the London Classical Soloists, on your own choice of movements.
Each participant will conduct at two concerts, including a competition, at one of Central London's prime venues and receive high-definition, multi-angle, edited audio and video recordings.

Achim Holub, the leading Austrian conductor of the younger generation, will coach you on technique as well as on rehearsal preparation and will give you personal feedback with comprehensive career advice.

Do not miss this opportunity to receive the best professional instruction available and please make sure to apply as early as possible!

General Information
Venue: the course will take place in SW1, Central West London, 10 minutes' walk from Victoria Station
Number of participants: 12
Podium time with orchestra: a minimum of 95 minutes, including 2 concert performances
Additionally to piano and orchestra sessions, each single participant will receive post-rehearsal feedback and one-to-one personal coaching sessions with comprehensive career advice

A personalized, edited, 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 your complete orchestra sessions video footage.

Course starts: Tuesday 3 April 2018
Course ends: Sunday 8 April 2018
Arrival: Monday 2 April or Tuesday 3 April morning
Departure: Sunday 8 April evening or Monday 9 April
Concerts: Thursday 5 April and Saturday 7 April, 7.30pm

Application deadline: Friday 16 March 2018, 5pm
Deposit [due two weeks after receiving our offer of place]: £350, €380, $450
Fee for active participation: £1550, €1690, $2000 [£350 deposit + £1200]
Fee for passive participation: £150

Fee Payment
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 two weeks (one week if applying after Friday 2 March) after receiving our offer of place.
The remaining amount of the course fee will be due on the first day of the masterclass.

You can pay deposit and course fee directly on our website.
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Alternatively, you can use TransferWise and standard bank transfers.
All necessary information for making a transfer will be included in our Offer of Place message.

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.

Group A:
Mozart | Symphonies Nos. 36 C major, K 425, "Linz" & 38 D major, K 504, "Prague" [Editions: Bärenreiter]
Mozart | Idomeneo, Atto secondo, Scena 3: Recitativo & Aria No. 12a “Fuor del mar” [Edition: Bärenreiter]
Group B:
Brahms | Symphonies Nos. 3 F major, Op. 90 & 4 E minor, Op. 98 [Editions: Henle Urtext]
Dvořák | Concerto for Violoncello and Orchestra No. 2 B minor, Op. 104, B. 191 {Edition: Bärenreiter]

We recommend working on your own choice of two to three movements/arias from each group. 
Please use this link [] to submit your choice of repertoire, preferably together with your application.

Participation in the competition is optional.
All members of the orchestra will be involved in the competition voting process.
Additionally, there will be a panel of five jury members, among them some of the most successful London-based conductors, instrumentalists and music professionals.
The results of both concerts will be included in the final result which will be announced after the second concert.
The first six results will be announced publicly, you will receive your competition feedback at the personal coaching session on the following day.
The winner will be considered for future concert engagements.

Main focus
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Findings of the historically informed performance practice movement
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Orchestra management and record producing
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies
Individual coaching

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 of £350 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).

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