Masterclass 28 June – 3 July

Masterclass 28 June – 3 July

17. INTERNATIONAL MASTERCLASS & CONCERT FOR CONDUCTORS


BEETHOVEN SYMPHONIES
Sunday 28 June – Friday 3 July 2020 in Belgrade, Serbia  

Application deadline 1 June 2020

Welcome to an intensive masterclass with focus on all must-know cornerstones for the conductor in Beethoven´s 9 symphonies. The masterclass offers you the possibility to conduct one movement from each symphony. Actual, you will be conducting a lot more of the symphonies. Maestro Akerwall has created a special compendium-score, only available at our masterclass that contains all crucial spots of the nine symphonies. So you will not only work some of the movements in it entire but gain knowlegde by training Belgrade Chamber Orchestra every bit and part of the symphonies worth knowing and mastering as an conductor. The masterclass gives you 1050 minutes active time including:

  • No age limit nor level-limit
  • 140 minutes podium-time in front of Belgrade Chamber Orchestra including rehearsals and final concert
  • 15 sessions in conducting yoga and body coordinated conducting technique
  • podium-time in front of a piano duo
  • individual video analyzing
  • personal coaching
  • individual feedback sessions
  • 2 lectures on topics related to your development and career as an artist and conductor
  • The masterclass is open for 10-12 conductors

Have fun being challenged in a non-competitive atmosphere while you enjoy 140 minutes podium-time in front of Belgrade Chamber Orchestra. But, you get so much more. Every morning during the masterclass you follow a extensive warm-up program that introduces you and train you in conducting yoga techniques and body coordinated exercises. The combination of yoga and body coordination designed for conductors needs to be highlighted as one of the features for the masterclasses as simply unique and outstanding. The results we have seen during our masterclasses have been remarkably.

We are proud to the fact that most of our participants comes back to us again and again. We believe the reasons are several; the masterclasses are well-organized. the Belgrade Chamber Orchestra acts and plays extremely supportive and finally, the encouraging spirit of Maestro Akerwall ensures you a “no-nonsense” masterclass that are humanly inclusive, yet almost relentlessly demanding and informative no matter your level. Akerwall invites you in friendly manner not just to follow traditions but to be sharp sighted and actually read a score critically and learn its secrets firsthand. This is not a masterclass where the maestro the only one talking. You will be included, seen and heard in his class.

MARTIN AKERWALL
Maestro Akerwall is renowned as a sought-after teacher for conductors all over the world. He has given masterclasses in USA, Finland, Latvia, Bulgaria and in Denmark. His teaching is rooted in the Finnish / Russian conducting tradition with world class conductors such as Jorma Panula, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka Pekka Sareste, Leif Segerstam and Nikolai Malko. His teaching gains benefit also from his acquisition of the German conducting school as conductor at German theaters. With a master in NLP, Hypnosis and Leadership combined with his many years of professional experience, psychological insight combined with his musical comprehensive and effective conducting technique makes his teaching extended, individualized, nuanced and differentiated. As a participant you will experience maestro Akerwall as a dynamic and intensive teacher who works with your individual skills and improvement from different approaches. Yet his principles and understanding in culture and the art of conducting gives you an progressive efficiently and instructive experience.

BELGRADE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra was established in 2018 with Martin Akerwall as its principal conductor. The orchestra consists of leading musicians from Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the elite of young musicians in Belgrade. The players pursue parallel careers as international soloists, members of eminent chamber groups, and as tutors and professors of music. The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra shares the culture and ideal with Orchestral Conductors Academy by being an active and supportive part of the masterclasses for conductors. The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra and Conductors Academy believe that true development of conductors only takes place through honest knowledge-sharing dialogue with the orchestra.

BELGRADE CITY
While you conduct Belgrade Chamber Orchestra enjoy your stay at the peak of the Serbian summer in Belgrade City, known as the smaller version of Berlin and New York City. The masterclass takes place at Dr Vojislav Vučković Music School in the center of Belgrade, Serbia.

REPERTOIRE 
A Repertoire
Beethoven

Symphony I.    1 movement
Symphony II.   2 movement
Symphony III.  4 movement
Symphony IV.  2 movement
Symphony V.   1 movement
Symphony VI.  4 movement
Symphony VII. 1 movement
Symphony VIII. 2 movement
Symphony XI.   4 movement (bar 1 – 91)

B Repertoire
Compendium-score (will be sent to you) with introductions, fermatas, transitions etc. from all movements of the 9 symphonies of Beethoven.

FEE

Participation fee:
€ 1150 active (140 minutes podium-time, 880 minutes additionally personal coaching/training including sessions in basic/advanced conducting technique, podium conducting a piano duo, individual video analyzing, personal coaching and individual feedback sessions. Fee also include the two lectures)

Audience: The masterclass is public and open for music students and everybody interested in classical symphonic music and the art of conducting.

PAYMENT
To fulfill you booking your payment has to be transferred no later than 27 May 2020. You can pay the fee via PayPal (link) or via bank transfer. Due to administration please be aware of the extra fee of €40 when paying with PayPal.

Transfer to bank:
Bank name JYSKE BANK
Account number 5050-0001575802
Iban DK0550500001575802
Swift code JYBADKKK
Bank address Tvedesvej 7, 3000 Helsingør, Denmark

APPLY
Your application will be processed within few days. Participants are accepted successively.

Apply here:

DAILY SCHEDULE
The schedule illustrates the participation of 10 conductors.The times will change according to how many conductors are participating.

CONCEPT
The Masterclass takes place at Dr Vojislav Vučković Music school.The tuition focus during the masterclass will be on conducting technique, aspects of score analyzing, rhetoric communication and rehearsal techniques. We will also focus on psychological aspects of orchestral conducting, preparing yourself and the score for rehearsal and concert. One-hour personal coaching sessions will be given on request.

EXPERIENCE BELGRADE CITY
While participating in the masterclass explore the outspoken, adventurous, proud and audacious Belgrade. The gritty exuberance of this old city makes it one of the most happening cities in Europe with art nouveau masterpieces, and remnants of the Habsburg legacy contrast with Ottoman relics. Read more

LOCATION & TRANSPORT
Belgrade center is located 12 km from the international airport Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. Read more

ACCOMMODATION

The Masterclass takes place at Dr Vojislav VučkovićMusic school. We recommend to find your accommodation on Airbnb or one of the many nice hotels in the nearby. The Music school are located very near the center of downtown.

VIDEO
We record your rehearsals for the video sessions during the week. In order for us to record your rehearsals you need to bring your own microSD memorycard. You are welcome to bring you own camera and record the piano rehearsals and orchestra rehearsals you conduct.

ONE-TO-ONE COACHING SESSION
A 60-minutes one-to-one conversation/coaching with Maestro Akerwall is possible at additional cost.

LANGUAGE
The course will be taught primarily in English or German and secondarily Swedish or Danish for Scandinavian participants.

BELGRADE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra was established in 2018 with Martin Akerwall as its principal conductor. The orchestra consists of leading musicians from Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and the elite of young musicians in Belgrade. The players pursue parallel careers as international soloists, members of eminent chamber groups, and as tutors and professors of music. The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra shares the culture and ideal with Orchestral Conductors Academy by being an active and supportive part of the masterclasses for conductors. The Belgrade Chamber Orchestra and Conductors Academy believe that true development of conductors only takes place through honest knowledge-sharing dialogue with the orchestra.

TERMS
Orchestral Conductors Academy (OCA) reserves the right to changes at any time without notice. The masterclass is financed entirely on the fee from the participants. Your fee is completely refundable before the deadline. After the deadline we refund in case your place can be taken over by another applicant. In case OCA cancels the masterclass, OCA will refund paid fee at any time. Any additional costs such as flight, etc will not be refunded. The Masterclass demands a minimum of 8 participants and a maximum of 12 participants at deadline 1. June. With less participants Orchestral Conductors Academy  have the right to cancel the masterclass before deadline.

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21/01/2019