After taking a break in 2019 we were looking forward to returning in 2020. Unfortunately the Covid-19 situation means we are unable to return to teaching this year as planned. We look forward to revealing our 2021 plans later this year, as the realities and consequences of this pandemic become clearer. 

For those who may be interested, one of our teachers, Luke Dollman, has recently started teaching online through the AEYONS platform: https://online.aeyons.com/luke_dollman

Regular lessons and video review sessions are available.

About the 2018 masterclass...

 

The 2018 Zlin Conducting Masterclass aims to provide an ideal learning environment for aspiring professional orchestral conductors. Over eight days, fourteen participants will be given expert tuition by Atso Almila, Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy, and Luke Dollman, Lecturer in Conducting at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. The orchestra for the masterclass, the Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic, is one of the Czech Republic's finest orchestras, and the masterclass will be held in their state-of-the-art concert hall in Zlin, Czech Republic. Conductors will work with an eleven piece ensemble, chamber orchestra, and full orchestra over the course of the program, participate in regular video analysis sessions, and receive one to one tuition. The cost for the course, including accommodation, is 2100 Euros for the fourteen selected conductors, and 500 Euros for auditors.

 

Date: July 10 - 17, 2018

 

Location: Zlin, Czech Republic (accessible by train from Vienna or Prague)

 

Orchestra: Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic

 

Teachers: Atso Almila and Luke Dollman

 

Number of  active students: 14

 

Total podium time: 140 minutes per active student (see a detailed schedule below)

 

Cost for active students: 2,100 euros (including hotel accommodation - single room including breakfast)

 

Cost for auditors: 500 euros (including hotel accommodation - single room including breakfast)

 

Application deadline: March 31, 2018.  Apply here

 

Please note: Several people have asked if it is possible to get video footage with orchestra to use for auditions etc. This is definitely possible. A lot of the teaching is done through video analysis anyway (this is the Sibelius Academy way), so it is no problem to tell the teachers that you want to make a video in a particular session. 

 

 

Repertoire

 

Beethoven, Symphony No.1
Mozart, Symphony No.40
Sibelius, Pelleas and Mellisande Suite
Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet Suite No.2
Stravinsky, The Firebird (1919 suite)

Dvorak, Selected Slavonic Dances

 

Schedule

 

July 10

5.45pm - Meet in the foyer of hotel
6.00pm - 8.00pm Introduction and general discussion 

 

July 11
Group A (7 conductors)
9.00am - 12.00pm Session with chamber group and Atso Almila (10 players)
1.30pm -4:30pm Session with chamber group and Luke Dollman (10 players)
Group B (7 conductors)
9.00am - 12.00pm Session with chamber group and Luke Dollman (10 players)
1.30pm -4:30pm Session with chamber group and Atso Almila (10 players)

 

July 12

9.ooam - 1.00pm Orchestra session working on Beethoven, Mozart and Sibelius (33 players)
2.30pm - 5.30pm Video analysis and discussion
8:00pm - 10:00pm Session for auditors

July 13

9.ooam - 1.00pm Orchestra session working on Beethoven, Mozart and Sibelius (33 players)
2.30pm - 5.30pm Video analysis and discussion

July 14

9.00am - 12.00pm Individual sessions with Atso Almila and Luke Dollman

 

July 15
Group A (7 conductors)
9.00am - 12.00pm Session with chamber group and Atso Almila (10 players)
1.30pm -4:30pm Session with chamber group and Luke Dollman (10 players)
Group B (7 conductors)
9.00am - 12.00pm Session with chamber group and Luke Dollman (10 players)
1.30pm -4:30pm Session with chamber group and Atso Almila (10 players)

 

July 16
9.ooam - 1.00pm Orchestra session working on Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Dvorak  (63 players)
2.30pm - 5.30pm Video analysis and discussion

 

July 17
9.ooam - 1.00pm Orchestra session working on Prokofiev, Stravinsky and Dvorak  (69 players)
2.30pm - 5.30pm Video analysis and discussion
6.00pm Party!