Active participants of the Masterclass 2018

Applications for the Dohnányi Masterclass for Conductors 2018 have been closed for the active participants.

Active participants will be:

Hao-Yen Chang Hao-Yen Chang  (Taiwan)

Hao-yen Chang is a Taiwan born conductor, oboist and music educator who recently finished a master degree at National Taiwan Normal University.

Ralf Dietze Ralf Dietze  (Germany)

Ralf Dietze studied violin and viola in Dresden, Berlin and Vienna. He is a viola player in the Staatskapelle Dresden. With the support and inspiration of Claudio Abbado he began to work as a conductor.

Břetislav Hera Břetislav Hera  (Czech Republic, Germany)

Břetislav Hera is czech born violist, conductor and arranger living in Germany. He is leader of Ensemble KlangFormation Regensburg- chamber orchestra focused on symphonic and new music.

Szuyun Hsieh Szuyun Hsieh  (Taiwan)

Associate Conductor of Taipei Philharmonic Chorus and Chamber Choir. 2nd Prize winner (1st prize was not awarded) of 2018 2nd Boris Tevlin Competition of Choral Conductors (Russia).

Carlos Guillermo Jung Carlos Guillermo Jung  (Argentina, USA)

Carlos is currently in his third year of his doctoral studies in orchestral conducting at the University of Houston. He serves as Artistic Director of Houston's Orchestra On Call (HOOC) and Music Director at DeBakey High School for Health Professions in Houston.

Kelvin Heung Fai Lee Kelvin Heung Fai Lee  (United Kingdom, Hong Kong)

Kelvin Lee studied conducting in York with Dr John Stringer, then subsequently in London with Denise Ham, Mark Wigglesworth, Colin Metters and Toby Purser. He has worked with orchestras across Europe such as North Czech Philharmonic and St Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra, among others, and is recently appointed as a visiting conductor at the Northwest School of Music in China.

Jessica Morel Jessica Morel  (USA)

Jessica Morel currently serves as the Assistant Conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and Music Director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. She has also guest conducted for the Charlotte Symphony, the Amarillo Symphony, and the Abilene Philharmonic, and was previously the Visiting Director of Orchestras at the University of Evansville.

Gabor Nagy Gabor Nagy  (Norway)

Gabor Nagy acquired his repetiteur/conducting MA degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music. He is a conducting repetiteur and chorus master assistant at the Norwegian National Opera. He is performing also as a concert pianist and chamber musician as well in Scandinavia.

Nemes Balázs Nemes Balázs  (Hungary, Germany)

Balazs Nemes has been principal trumpet of the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra since 2000. He has performed under the baton of many great conductors of our time. He began his conducting career in 2013. In Mai Mr. Nemes was engaged to conduct The Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra on several occasions.

Daren Weissfisch Daren Weissfisch  (USA, Mexico)

Daren was born in New Jersey and studied oboe performance with Humbert Lucarelli at the Hartt School of Music and Peter Cooper at the University of Colorado at Boulder College of Music. He is currently second/associate principal oboist of the Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes in Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico and music director/conductor of the Orquesta Sinfónica Esperanza Azteca Sinaloa.

Trevor Wilson Trevor Wilson  (Canada)

Trevor Wilson completed his Bachelor of Music at the University of Ottawa in 2017, during which time he served as music director of the Ottawa Pops Orchestra. In the fall of 2018 he will be beginning his Master's degree at the Peabody Institute under Marin Alsop.