Active participants of the Masterclass 2016

Applications for the Dohnányi Masterclass for Conductors 2016 have been closed for the active participants.

Active participants will be:

Adrian Head Adrian Head  (Australia)

Adrian has been conducting orchestras and other ensembles over the last twenty-five years. He is the founder and Musical Director of the Ady Ensemble: a twenty-piece string orchestra that performs a wide and eclectic repertoire – ranging from standard works for strings, through to new commissions, and arrangements of cult/pop classics.

Dan Whisler Dan Whisler  (USA)

Dan Whisler is currently Director of Orchestras at the Youth Performing Arts School in Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Conductor with the New World Youth Philharmonic Orchestra in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. He was a winner of the 2015 American Prize in Conducting and has conducted professional orchestras in the USA, England, Spain, Lithuania, and Romania.

Szu-Yun Hsieh Szu-Yun Hsieh  (Taiwan)

Born in 1987, Taiwan. Ms. Hsieh is associate conductor of Taipei Philharmonic Choir and Chamber Choir since 2014.

Yu-An Chang Yu-An Chang  (Taiwan)

Taiwanese conductor Yu-An Chang, currently pursuing conducting study and career in Berlin, Germany.

David Galant David Galant  (USA)

David Galant is currently a DMA candidate in Orchestral Conducting at The Glenn Korff School of Music. This summer he will be conducting Puccini’s Suor Angelica and Mozart’s Don Giovanni at the Prague Summer Nights Young Artists Festival with Sherrill Milnes and members of the Berlin Philharmonic, the Czech National Symphony, the Prague Symphony, the Czech Philharmonic, and the Czech National Opera while taking private lessons from leading teachers at the Prague Conservatory.

Kornel Laszlo Thomas Kornel Laszlo Thomas  (Hungary/USA)

Kornel Laszlo Thomas is currently Conductor at El Sistema Colorado and Music Director of contemporary group, Nebula Ensemble. Previously associate conductor of Denver Philharmonic Orchestra, Lamont Symphony Orchestra and St. Stephen King Youth Orchestra. He has worked with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Radio Symphony Orchestra Vienna and Vienna Chamber Orchestra. He studied conducting at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and composition at St. Stephen King Music Conservatory Budapest.

Zoltan Kocsis-Holper Zoltán Kocsis-Holper  (Hungary)

Zoltán Kocsis-Holper is the founding conductor of Kórus Spontánusz, Sopron, and the leader of several local choirs. He won the first prize and the audience award in the National Competition of Young Conductors in 2008. He worked with the Hungarian Radio Choir, and even with the Dutch Radio Choir and the Dutch Chamber Choir in a course. He finished second and was awarded a special prize in the 8th International Competition of Young Conductors in Torino, Italy in May 2015.

Tori Csaba Csaba Tőri  (Hungary)

Csaba Tőri is the second conductor of Budapest Academic Choral Society, a solfege and music theory teacher in Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, Secondary School. He has been awarded the Golden Diploma in several international competitions since 2011, as the conductor of Vox Insana Chamber Choir and MediCantare Girls’ Choir. As the founding member of MoltOpera Company, he has been conducting performances of Haydn’s The Desert Island and Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio in the Royal Staircase of the Hungarian State Opera since 2014. He won the first prize and the audience award in the National Competition of Young Conductors in 2010.

Jose Carlos José Carlos Mejias Civera  (Spain)

Lee Pophal Lee Pophal  (USA)

Lee Pophal is originally from the United States and currently works as a music educator, orchestra director, and freelance musician in Shanghai, China. In the past, he has directed secondary, collegiate, and community ensembles and learned from Rodney Winther, Scott Teeple, and others.

Avi Caspi Avi Caspi  (Israel)

Jerusalem born composer and conductor.