with Prof. Nicolás Pasquet
Dear friends and colleagues,
It is with a heavy heart that we share the sad decision that we have made to postpone the masterclass of Prof. Pasquet until next year. With the travel bans, the mandatory 2-week quarantine upon arrival from another country, the suspension of large events and public gatherings in Bulgaria that will probably be extended into the summer months, and most importantly, our concern about the safety of our faculty, staff, participants, and audiences, we simply cannot in good conscience continue with the project this year.
We are very much looking forward to enjoying the love of music together next year!
Meanwhile, stay safe, healthy, and positive!
Eight days between July 10 and July 24, 2020.
The conducting masterclass is designed for professional conductors and advanced conducting students. There will be a maximum of 12 active participants, each of whom will have podium time of approximately 145 minutes. Besides the sessions with full orchestra, there will be conducting sessions with 2 pianos on the first two days. The individual needs of each participant will be addressed during coachings in front of the orchestra and video analysis sessions. Participants will explore conducting technique, presence in front of the orchestra, understanding of the score, and rehearsal techniques.
Masterclass Fees: The fee for the course is €1450 for active participants excluding travel, but including accommodation with breakfast (single room) in a centrally-located four-star hotel.
Application fee: €65 (non-refundable)*
Deposit: €800 payable via bank wire transfer upon acceptance 10 days after receiving an invitation letter.
Balance: €650 payable via bank wire transfer before the beginning of the masterclass, or in cash on the first day of the masterclass.
* We encourage and continue to accept applications at this time. In case of cancelation of the masterclass due to further government restrictions regarding Coronavirus, the application fee will be refunded.