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, uniform playing culture, high professional and human motivation and that will be available to the participants of the Masterclass 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 Masterclass, 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 Masterclass Leader’s direct leadership, accompanied by either a piano or the orchestra. The aim is that the most possible active participants of the Masterclass 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 schedule made by the Masterclass Leader for the last rehearsals before the concert.
Period of the Masterclass:
15-23 July 2017
Schedule of the Masterclass:
15 July, from 3 p.m.: music analysis
16 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: rehearsal with 2 pianos
17 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: rehearsal with 2 pianos; 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: rehearsal with orchestra
18-19 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m and 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.: rehearsal with 2 pianos; 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.: rehearsal with orchestra
20-21-22 July, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.: rehearsals with orchestra
23 July, 10 a.m.: final rehearsal; and 7.30 p.m.: closing concert
Pieces during the Masterclass:
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 3, Sz. 119
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 in C major, K 551, “Jupiter” Symphony
Brahms: Symphony No. 1
The participants are expected to be prepared and ready to conduct all the pieces.
Number of active participants: maximum 11
Active participants: EUR 1200 (inc. tax) participation fee, including EUR 250 non-refundable application fee
Passive participants: EUR 250 (inc. tax) participation fee
The participation fee includes a video recording (conductor camera & cut recording) of the participant’s 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 Materclass Leader can help in Hungarian and German, if required.)
Application deadline: 16 March 2017
The application will be registered and confirmed within two weeks. The applicant will get a notification until 31 March 2017 the latest if the Maestro receives him/her as an active participant.
Mode of application:
Contact us via our contact form below. For any questions or registration please don’t hesitate to contact us via this form in Hungarian, English, German or Spanish.
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During application, preference will be given to a video recording with the applicant conducting.
The application shall be considered valid if the application fee is credited on the account of the Masterclass until the term of application. Payment term of the participation fee: 30 April 2017. The application fee will be refunded to the applicants who cannot be accepted as active participants and do not intend to attend the Masterclass as passive participants. The Masterclass organizers reserve the right to replace an active applicant’s position with another applicant if the former fails to pay the participation fee until the term. Payment term of the participation fee, for active and passive participants alike: 30 April 2017.
You are requested to transfer the sum of the application fee to the below bank account:
Beneficiary’s name and address:
Budafoki Dohnányi Ernő Szimfonikus Zenekar Közhasznú Nonprofit Kft.
1221 Budapest, Tóth József utca 47.
Name and address of the bank: OTP BANK Nyrt.
1051 Budapest, Nádor u. 6.
Bank account IBAN: HU16 1172 2003 2014 1178 0000 0000
BIC (SWIFT) CODE: OTPVHUHB
The Masterclass organizer reserves the right to make minor changes in the conditions, if necessary.