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.

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).