London August 2018

LONDON SUMMER 2018
COMPLETE BEETHOVEN

Masterclass & Competition:
30 July till 4 August | London Classical Soloists
Complete Beethoven Symphonies

This summer we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate once more in our already legendary masterclass programme with the complete Beethoven symphonies

During a minimum of 95 minutes podium time you will work with one of Europe'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 one of Central London's most beautiful venues 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.

The courses will take place close to the Royal Albert Hall, sessions will finish in time for attending most of the BBC Proms concerts of that week.

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

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The courses will take place close to the Royal Albert Hall, sessions will finish in time for attending most of the BBC Proms concerts.


General Information
Venue: the courses 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.

Video
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.

Dates
Course starts: Monday 30 July 2018
Course ends: Saturday 4 August 2018
Arrival: Sunday 29 or Monday 30 July morning
Departure: Saturday 4 August evening or Sunday 5 August
Concerts: Wednesday 1 August and Friday 3 August, 7.30pm

Fees
Application deadline: Friday 13 July 2018, 5pm
Deposit [due two weeks after receiving our offer of place]: £350, €400, $470
Fee for active participation: £1550, €1775, $2100 [£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 15 June) after receiving our offer of place.
The remaining amount of the course fee will be due two weeks before the start 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
Beethoven | Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 [Bärenreiter]
We recommend working on your own choice of four to six movements.
Please note that due to time restrictions there will be no concert performance of the 4th movement of Symphony No. 9.
Please use this link [www.conductingmasterclasses.com/london-summer-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 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

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).

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