Masterclass & Competition:
2 till 6 January 2019 | London Classical Soloists
Mozart Last Three Symphonies & Schumann Symphonies 1-4

For our next masterclass in January 2019 we would like to invite you to a repertoire which is close to our heart and which we have performed many times now, Mozart's unsurpassable last three symphonies and the deep emotional journey of Schumann's complete published symphonic works.

During a minimum of 95 minutes orchestra podium time you will work with one of the UK's best chamber orchestras, the London Classical Soloists, on your own choice of movements.
Each participant will conduct at two concerts, including a competition, at an acoustically superb Central London venue and receive high-definition, multi-angle, edited audio and video recordings.

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, orchestra management and record producing.
Additionally, 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 the best professional instruction available and please make sure to apply as early as possible!

General Information
Venue: the course will take place in Central West London
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 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: Wednesday 2 January 2019
Course ends: Sunday 6 January 2019
Arrival: Tuesday 1 January or Wednesday 2 January morning
Departure: Sunday 6 January evening or Monday 7 January morning
Concerts: Thursday 3 January and Saturday 5 January, 7.30pm

Application deadline: Friday 14 December 2018, 5pm
Deposit [due two weeks after receiving our offer of place]: £350, €390, $450
Fee for active participation: £1550, €1720, $1990 [£350 deposit + £1200]
Early-Bird-Discount for applications before Friday 28 September, 5pm: £250
Fee for passive participation: £150
[E.g. a participant who applies before Friday 28 September, 5pm pays £1300 in total.]

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 16 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.
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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.

Mozart | Symphonies Nos. 39-41 [Bärenreiter, K550 2nd Version]
Schumann | Symphonies Nos. 1–4 [Breitkopf, No. 4 1st & 2nd Versions]
We recommend working on your own choice of four to six movements.
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 after the second concert, 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).