Prof. J. Schlaefli & J. Lowe März 2018 – Description

Conducting Masterclass
with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
and James Lowe

17.03.2018 – 24.03.2018
Pazardzhik, Bulgaria
Application deadline: December 15, 2017.
Participants selected for the masterclass will be informed by
December 20, 2017

The conducting masterclass is designed for professional conductors and advanced conducting students. The class will be taught by Prof. Johannes Schlaefli and James Lowe.

There will be a maximum of 14 active participants, each of whom will have podium time of approximately 160 minutes. Besides the sessions with full orchestra there will be conducting lessons with a chamber ensemble (15 wind and string players plus piano) and with 2 Pianos on the first day.

The individual needs of each participant will be addressed in video analysis sessions, class meetings and coaching in front of the orchestra. Conducting technique, presence in front of the orchestra, understanding of the score and rehearsal techniques will be explored both in individual lessons as well as in group meetings.

There will be two recording sessions in the last day at which we provide the opportunity for you to create your own publicity video recording.

Masterclass Fees:
The fee for the course is €1350 for active participants excluding travel, but including accommodation and breakfast.
Application fee: €60 (non-refundable)
Deposit: €800 payable upon acceptance due January 30, 2018
Balance: €490 payable due March 12, 2018

Please note: Тhis workshop is limited to 14 conductors as active (full) participants. These 14 participants will be selected after the application deadline December 15, 2017 and will be informed by December 20, 2017

How to apply
1. Please go to the Application menu to send your application form, CV and link to Video excerpts on your homepage, YouTube, Vimeo or in a similar format.
2. Pay the application fee of €60 (non-refundable) via bank wire transfer.
Account Information:
Petar Naydenov
Deutsche Bank
An Den Dominikanern 11-27
50668 Köln, Germany
IBAN DE26370700240100780600
Reason for payment: your name

All participants will be accommodated in a centrally located 4**** hotel, in single rooms. The cost of accommodation with breakfast is included in the course fee.
If you wish to come together with a friend, please contact us for details.

Check-in is 17.03.2018, and Check-out 24.03.2018