Active participants of the Masterclass 2019

Applications for the Dohnányi Masterclass for Conductors 2019 have been closed for the active participants.

Active participants will be:

Roï Azoulay Roï Azoulay  (Canada, Israel)

A Grammy Award Winner, Roï served as Conductor & Arranger in the last album of the late singer / songwriter Leonard Cohen. He conducted the prestigious Orchestre symphonique de Montrèal (OSM) sharing the podium with Maestro Kent Nagano and he is a regular Guest Conductor of the Orchestre classique de Montrèal. Roï has studied orchestral conducting at the Jerusalem Academy of Music & Dance under Mendi Rodan. He is currently based in Montreal, Canada.

Yi-Chuan Chen Yi-Chuan Chen  (Taiwan)

Yi-Chuan Chen is a Taiwan born conductor, who recently finished a master degree at National Taiwan Normal University. In 2016, Chen won the 2nd Prize of Competition for Young Conductors of National Chinese Orchestra, Taiwan.

Chen-Hao Chiang Chen-Hao Chiang  (Taiwan)

Chen-Hao is currently serve as associate conductor of the Taipei Chinese Orchestra.

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.

Wing Chun Hui  Wing Chun Hui  (Hong Kong)

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Mark Hui is a graduate from the Manhattan School of Music and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, where he studied violin and piano. He took up conducting with the guidance and inspiration of Alan Cumberland and Robert Spano, and currently serves as Resident Conductor at the Hong Kong Festival Orchestra.

Lilyan Kaiv Lilyan Kaiv  (Estonia)

Lilyan Kaiv is a conductor of symphony orchestra and a head of conducting department at Heino Eller Music College in Tartu, Estonia. She is also the conductor of Estonian Music Teachers Symphony Orchestra. From autumn 2018 is a conductor of the mixt choir and chamber orchestra of St. Marys Church in Tartu.

Yunn-Shan Ma Yunn-Shan Ma  (Taiwan, USA)

Taiwanese conductor, pianist, and educator, Ma is currently the music director of the Rochester Institute of Technology Philharmonic Orchestra, the Taiwanese Choral Society of Rochester and the conducting fellow of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. Ma recently guest conducted the New State Ballet’s production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’.

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.

Roman Reshetkin Roman Reshetkin  (Russia)

Roman currently studies orchestral conducting at the Conservatoire de Paris with Alain Altinoglu, where he also obtained a Bachelor of Music as a violinist. He is principal guest conductor of the Klangraft Orchester Duisburg in Germany.

Roman Renzik Roman Renzik  (Norway, Ukraine)

Co-principal bassoonist of Oslo Philharmonic and principal guest conductor of the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, was described by the leading Norwegian newspaper Dagbladet as "a rare musician, who gives so much of himself and has an outstanding musicality". The famous Times magazine wrote about him: "a characterful musician who often attracts the spotlights".