Prof. J. Schlaefli & J. Lowe January 2020 – Description

Conducting Masterclass
with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
and James Lowe

04.01.2020 – 11.01.2020
Sofia, Bulgaria
Application deadline: November 01, 2019.
Participants selected for the masterclass will be informed by November 10, 2019

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 125 minutes. Besides the sessions with full orchestra there will be conducting lessons with a chamber ensemble (10 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:
Application fee: €65 (non-refundable)

The fee for the course is €1650 for active participants excluding travel, but including accommodation and breakfast.
Deposit: €900 payable upon acceptance due November 20, 2019
Balance: €750 payable due January 04, 2020

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 €65 (non-refundable) via bank wire transfer.
Account Information:
First Investment Bank Ltd
Stefan Karadja Street 10
1000 Sofia
Foundation Allegra
IBAN: BG50FINV91501016721701
Reason for payment: !!!your name!!!

All participants will be accommodated in a centrally located 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 04.01.2020, and Check-out 11.01.2020