Applications for the Dohnányi Masterclass for Conductors 2016 have been closed for the active participants.
The special significance of the Masterclass lies in its base: an outstanding orchestra that is known both in Hungary and abroad for its intensive manner of play, unique playing culture, high professional and human motivation and that will be available to the participants of the Class practically during the entire course. The Masterclass will not primarily be focused on improving technical skills but on acquiring deep knowledge, rested on understanding each minute detail of the pieces and the sheet music. Moreover, Gábor Hollerung will during the Class put considerable emphasis on the most important functions of a conductor’s activity, the conductor’s necessary and unnecessary activity and the mechanisms of communicating with the orchestra.
Some of the rehearsals will be held under the Class Leader’s direct leadership, accompanied by either a piano or the orchestra. The aim is that the most possible active participants of the Class should conduct as many as possible parts of the pieces and so expand their experience, based on their own or the others’ work. Each active participant may conduct in the concert. The participants will have to follow a pre-agreed schedule for the last rehearsals before the concert.
Pieces during the Masterclass:
Joseph Haydn: Symphony No. 96 in D major, “Miracle”
Antonín Dvořák: Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 88
Béla Bartók: Concerto for Orchestra
The participants are expected to be well prepared in each of these pieces.
Time of the Masterclass:
16-24 July 2016
Number of active participants: maximum 10.
Schedule of the Masterclass:
16 July, afternoon: Music analysis
17 July, morning and afternoon: rehearsal with 2 pianos
18-19 July, morning: rehearsal with 2 pianos; afternoon: rehearsal with orchestra
20, 21, 22, 23 July, morning and afternoon: rehearsals with orchestra
24 July: final rehearsal and closing concert
Active participants: EUR 1000 (inc. tax) participation fee, including EUR 200 non-refundable application fee
Passive participants: EUR 200 (inc. tax) participation fee
The participation fee includes a video recording of the closing concert.
The participants are requested to arrange their travel, accommodation, meals and sheet music on their own. The organizers can help recommend accommodation, if needed.
Language of the Masterclass: English
(The Course Leader can help in Hungarian and German, if required.)
Application deadline: 30 April 2016
The applicants will get a confirmation within two weeks.
Mode of application:
For the registration please contact our representative, by completing the following form.
The application shall be considered effective if the active applicant has transferred the non-refundable application fee (EUR 200) within two weeks of confirmation but until 30 May 2016 the latest.
Term of paying the participation fee, for active (EUR 800) and passive (EUR 200) participants alike: 17 June 2016.
For any questions please don’t hesitate to write an email in Hungarian, English, German or Spanish.
Budafok Dohnányi Orchestra
1087 Budapest, Kerepesi út 29/b, Hungary
tel.: +36 1 322-1488
|“I had a very fruitful time learning under Maestro Hollerung as a participant in the masterclass at the Taipei International Choral Festival. A warm and humorous personality, Maestro Hollerung never allowed us to settle for easy, shallow answers, but firmly nudged us towards a deeper understanding of the western musical tradition. His classes were always very engaging and thought-provoking. Highly recommended!”
|“My reflection of the masterclass in the summer of 2013 in Taipei is: professional, informative, insightful, enlightening.”
Tom Chang-Wei Lin