London January 2018

LONDON JANUARY 2018
Mozart Last Three Symphonies & Complete Schumann

Masterclass & Competition with the London Classical Soloists
Tuesday 2 till Sunday 7 January 2018

In January 2018 we would like to invite you to start the new year with two of the greatest achievements in classical and romantic music, Mozart's unsurpassable last three symphonies and the wonderful emotional and personal journey of Schumann's orchestral music: you will have the unique opportunity to conduct your own selection from the German composer's complete published symphonic works, including both versions of Symphony No. 4 (1841 & 1851) and Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale, Op. 52.

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 most beautiful venues and receive high-definition, multi-angle, edited audio and video recordings.

Achim Holub, the most successful 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

Video
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.

Dates
Course starts: Tuesday 2 January 2018
Course ends: Sunday 7 January 2018
Arrival: Monday 1 January or Tuesday 2 January morning
Departure: Sunday 7 January evening or Monday 8 January
Concerts: Thursday 4 January and Saturday 6 January, 7.30pm

Fees
Application deadline: Friday 15 December 2017, 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 17 November) 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.
Please follow https://www.conductingmasterclasses.com/fee-payment for a secure payment option.
Our website is Level 1 PCI [the highest Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard] compliant and uses 128 bit SSL encryption.
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.

Repertoire
Mozart | Symphonies Nos. 39, 40 & 41
[Editions: Bärenreiter, No. 40 2nd Version Vienna 1791]
Schumann | Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3 & 4 and Ouvertüre, Scherzo und Finale, Op. 52
[Editions: Breitkopf Urtext, No. 4 Versions 1841 & 1851]
We recommend working on your own choice of two to three movements from the Mozart symphonies and two to three movements from the Schumann symphonies/Op. 52.
Please use this link [www.conductingmasterclasses.com/london-january-2018-choice] to submit your choice of repertoire, preferably together with your application.

Competition
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

Application
To apply, use the Application Form or send an email to info@conductingmasterclasses.co.uk 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).

London January 2018