LONDON,
18 - 21 MAY 2017

Daily Rehearsal with the Orchestra,
Piano rehearsals, Video Analyses
and Final Concert

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DEADLINE: 16 APRIL 2017

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About the Masterclass



DETAILS


The Orchestral Conducting Masterclass P. Ferrara will take place in London (UK), from Thursday, May 18 to Sunday, May 21. The final concert will take place on Sunday evening, at 6:30 pm in London.

The Masterclass is open to conductors of any age and nationality.
Maximum 8 Conductors will be selected as active students.

Every active student will have more than 90 minutes of podium time with the orchestra, plus piano rehearsals and video analyses.

Every active student will take part in the final concert.

An example of daily schedule:
– 10 am to 5 pm: Piano rehearsal
– 6:30 pm to 10 pm: Orchestral Rehearsal

The Masterclass is also open to external audience and to passive students (auditors) as well. Only a limited number of seats are available. We strongly suggest reserving your seat as soon as possible.
The course will be given in English and Italian.

A copy of the videos recorded during the lessons will be given to active students to be used for self-study or for future conducting applications or competitions.

PLEASE NOTE
We will do our best to screen every application shortly after receiving it. The deadline could be anticipated if all the available places are filled in advance.

We strongly recommend every participant to submit his/her application as soon as possible in order to have his/her place reserved in advance if selected. 

REPERTOIRE


L.v. Beethoven – Symphony No. 1 in C Major Op. 21
Dvorak Symphony no. 9 “From the New World”

SCORES
Each participant must procure his/her own scores.

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FINAL
CONCERT


Every Active Student will take part in the final concert


90+ MINUTES PODIUM TIME


Total time for each
active student


8 ACTIVE
STUDENTS


Maximum 8 Conductors
will be selected


EXTERNAL
PARTICIPANTS


Anyone can enjoy the course.
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COURSE
LANGUAGE


The master class will be
given in English and Italian


ANY AGE &
NATIONALITY


Conductors of any age can
submit their application


Orchestral Conducting Professor


 

Paolo Ferrara


Paolo Ferrara is a Conductor and professor of Composition and Conducting.
He has studied with prestigious conductors in renowned academies before starting a brilliant career that saw him perform in many important cities, including Paris, Rome, Tokyo, Melbourne, Geneve, Santiago de Compostela, Alicante, Amsterdam, Turin, Helsinki, Oslo among many others, with programs from baroque to contemporary music, always getting excellent audience and critic response and being recorded and broadcasted by the national television and networks.

Conductor of “Ensemble Europeo Antidogma Musica” for several years, he has been guest conductor of Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias (OSPA), University of Georgia Symphony Orchestra (USA), Orchestra del Teatro Regio of Turin (Italy), Orchestra Sinfonica Abruzzese and Orchestra Sinfonica di Sanremo (Italy). He has been invited on numerous occasions by Kansai Philharmonic Orchestra of Osaka – Japan, Telemann Chamber Orchestra (Osaka) and Kyoto Philharmonic Orchestra and has recorded various CDs published by independent and major labels as well.

With a comprehensive experience in teaching harmony, counterpoint, composition and orchestration, Paolo Ferrara is also professor of Orchestral Conducting at the conservatory of Music Vivaldi (Alessandria, Italy). Many of his students have won international competitions and awards, are published by renowned labels and publishers or work as film music composer for the movie industry.

The Orchestra


I Maestri Orchestra


I Maestri is a unique organisation that helps talented young conductors hone their skills through a programme of workshops, Master classes and public concerts. Created in London in 2001 by Music Director George Hlawiczka and with the help of their Patrons; the late Sir Neville Marriner and Jorma Panula, I Maestri enables conductors to work with highly experienced musicians from all backgrounds.
 
Its inspiration was the Helsinki conducting academy under Jorma Panula and the Pierre Monteux Academy, where generations of conductors were nurtured because of having ‘an instrument’ to work with on a regular basis. Since its conception, I Maestri has become an important institution with conductors and soloists from across the world coming to work with the orchestra.
 
I Maestri made its first foreign tour in July 2007 when they toured Montenegro. Since then, they have extensively toured from Greece to Sicily to giving concerts in Pozzalo, Ragusa and Comisso. Further tours included Torres Vedras, Portugal, Croatia and an opera residency in Berbiguieres, France. In July 2015, the orchestra went on tour again to France and in September 2016 they traveled to Chios, Greece to perform Adolphe Adam’s one act comedy Opera Le Toreador.
 
Each year I Maestri has an extensive season of concerts within and around London. Over the last 15 years they have programmed over 400 works, including some 20 Operas. They have performed with among others, violinists, Nicola Benedetti, Yuri Zhislin, George Hlawiczka, violists Maxim Rysanov, Miriam Ruetschi, Pianists Luiz de Moura Castro, Evelyn Berezovski, Ratimir Matinovic, Jose Menor, Karin Lechner, Laura Nocchiero, cellists Luis Zorita, Pal Banda, Anup Kumar Biswas and Clarinettist Joan Enric Lluna.

COURSE FEE & POLICY

ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS


Application fee: £8.00 (non refundable)
Participation fee (for Active Participants): £ 940.00

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED

OBSERVERS


Auditors (limited availability) only available for May 18, 19, 20:
£ 120.00 per day or
Book 2 days and get 10% off, or
Book 3 days and get 16% off.

SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED

ABOUT SELECTION PROCEDURE


We will do our best to screen every application shortly after receiving it. The deadline could be anticipated if all the available places are filled in advance.

We strongly recommend every participant to submit his/her application as soon as possible in order to have his/her place reserved in advance if selected. 

This way each early selected participant will also have more time for VISA procedures (where needed) and for travel and hotel/b&b reservations.

Please note that we will reply only to selected participants. If you don’t get any reply, you have not been selected for this masterclass.

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: 
Upon acceptance, a minimum of 50% of Participation fee must be paid, as a deposit, in order to secure your place. This payment should be made in British Pounds (GBP) via a bank-to-bank transfer. To avoid multiple bank service charges, we recommend to pay the balance in full in advance. Our Bank details will be emailed to the selected participant upon acceptance. The final balance is due by May 15th 2017. Registrations will only be proceeded once the 50% deposit has been received by RMN Music Ltd. 
CANCELLATION:
Please note that the masterclass will take place only upon reaching the minim number of active participants required. If the masterclass is cancelled due to the minimum number not reached you will get refunded of participation fee. The application fee cannot be reimbursed.

If for any reason the active participant decides to cancel/withdrawn his/her participation, he/she will have to pay the total amount anyway, and no reimbursement of participation fee will be possible unless his/her place is filled by applicants on the waiting list or other potential participants (the application fee will not be reimbursed).
 
If unsure of for further assistance please contact us.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS:
We reserve the rights to make any necessary changes to the course content, to the program, the repertoire, the guidelines and terms and conditions if needed without giving prior notification to potential or confirmed participants. A change does not infer any right to withdraw from the masterclass or to claim any compensation or reimbursement. Registration is binding upon receipt of the application form by us (RMN Music Ltd).
Travel, accomodation and meal costs must be arranged, reserved and covered by each participant.
If required, the student should get the VISA by him/herself. We also recommend getting a health insurance as well.

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