The Masterclasses

Conducting Masterclass
with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
and James Lowe

05.01.2019 – 12.01.2019
Sofia, Bulgaria
Application deadline: November 20, 2018.
Participants selected for the masterclass will be informed by
November 30, 2018

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 150 minutes. Besides the sessions with full orchestra there will be conducting lessons with a chamber ensemble (9 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 €1350 for active participants excluding travel, but including accommodation and breakfast.
Deposit: €800 payable upon acceptance due December 10, 2018
Balance: €550 payable due January 04, 2019

Please note: Тhis workshop is limited to 14 conductors as active (full) participants. These 14 participants will be selected after the application deadline November 20, 2018 and will be informed by November 30, 2018.

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 05.01.2019, and Check-out 12.01.2019