Szolnok Symphony Orchestra is pleased to launch the International Masterclass for Orchestra and Choral Conductors in June, 2017 in Martfű. 8 orchestra and 8 choral conductors will have the opportunity to improve their skills under the directions of conductors Maestro Alpaslan Ertüngealp (orchestra) and Maestro Izaki Masahiro (choir). Some auditors are also invited to observe the classes. Participants will receive six 30-minute podium sessions (180 minutes of podium time over the course of the six days). During the course of the masterclass additional piano rehearsal sessions will be available. All podium sessions will be digitally recorded. The masterclass offers the opportunity to the participant to conduct one of the outstanding orchestras and choirs of the region led by great masters.

International Masterclass for Orchestra and Choral Conductors

The training will be followed by a unique concert tour between 11th and 18th June in Hungary, which will provide the possibility to all participants to perform at least twice in different venues of the region. The best orchestra and choral conductors will be awarded by two gala concerts in the regional capital (Szolnok) and in the capital of Hungary (Budapest).

Repertoire

orchestra: selected pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Weber, Rossini, Mendelssohn, Verdi and Tchaikovsky
choir: selected a cappella and oratorical pieces from Bach, Mendelssohn, Kodály, György Orbán and Miklós Csemiczky

International Masterclass for Orchestra and Choral Conductors

Workshop leaders

Maestro Izaki Masahiro (for choral conductors)
Maestro Ertüngealp Alpaslan (for orchestra conductors)

Participating ensembles

Szolnok Symphony Orchestra
Béla Bartók Chamber Choir Szolnok

International Masterclass for Orchestra and Choral Conductors

Schedule for choral conductors

daily tuition between 6th and 11th June in Martfű
Concert tour: 10th June – Martfű, 12th June – Tiszaderzs, 13th June – Tiszaigar, 14th June – Tiszaszőlős

Schedule for orchestra conductors

daily tuition between 8th and 13th June in Martfű
Concert tour: 11th June – Marfű, 14th June – Jászkarajenő, 15th June – Tiszaszentimre, 16th June – Kunmadaras

Gala concerts

17th June – Szolnok
18th June – Budapest

How to apply:

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Dates, Deadlines and Fees:

Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed starting on 31st January, 2017. Applications received after 31st January will be reviewed and processed on a space-available basis. If the class is full, applications will be considered for Auditor status only.

Online registration opens

20th December, 2016

Application fees (during the ’early bird’ period)
full-participant tuition: €1,500
full-participant tuition for both workshops: €2,400
auditor tuition: €750

1st February, 2017

After the ‘early bird’ period full tuition fees are applicable
Application fees:
full-participant tuition: €1,750
full-participant tuition for both workshops: €2,800
auditor tuition: €750