Vacancies

Conducting Masterclass with Fabio Luisi and the Concertgebouw Orchestra – Masterclass

  • Vacancy Data

  • Institution
    Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest
  • Full description
    Conducting Masterclass with Fabio Luisi and the Concertgebouw Orchestra – Masterclass
  • Type
    Masterclass
  • Duration / Start
    June 27, 2022 - June 29, 2022
  • Application deadline
    December 16, 2021
  • Additional notes

    APPLY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE AMMODO CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS WITH FABIO LUISI AND THE CONCERTGEBOUW ORCHESTRA TAKING PLACE FROM 27 TO 29 JUNE 2022 AT THE CONCERTGEBOUW IN AMSTERDAM!

    The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra is inviting outstanding conductors to apply to the Ammodo Conducting Masterclass with Fabio Luisi. In the past, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has hosted successful masterclasses for talented conductors with Mariss Jansons, Valery Gergiev, Daniele Gatti and Iván Fischer.

    This year, the repertoire is

    • Richard Strauss, Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
    • Robert Schumann, Symphony No. 1 in B-flat major, op. 38
    • Bent Sørensen, Evening Land
    • Angélica Negrón, En otra noche, en otro mundo

    The selected conductors will work with the Concertgebouw Orchestra in the mornings under the supervision of Fabio Luisi. These sessions will be attended by a live audience at the Concertgebouw and will be live-streamed. Each afternoon, there will be additional activities such as meetings with members of the orchestra, a talk afterwards and preparation (with a pianist) for the next day. The masterclass will be held in English.

    For this masterclass, we are looking for outstanding young musicians who

    • have some prior experience conducting symphony orchestras
    • are accomplished in the areas of music theory, score reading and harmony
    • have an excellent ear
    • are between the ages of 18 and 35
    • can understand and speak English

    Four active participants will be selected, and four other applicants will be offered the opportunity to attend the masterclass as auditors. Some of the auditors will be on standby in the event that one of the active participants cancels.

    The orchestra will reimburse active participants’ travel costs (economy airfare or second-class train) and pay for their accommodation (i.e. a hotel room from 26 to 30 June 2022).

    We look forward to receiving your application regardless of your gender, functional disability, sexual orientation, or cultural, ethnic or religious background.

    The results of the selection procedure are final, and no correspondence regarding the outcome will be conducted.

  • Short bio

    Candidates are required to write a short bio when confirming participation for use in programs or booklets.

  • Personal letter

    Please write a motivation letter.

  • Prerequisites
    • Maximum age on June 27, 2022: 35
    • Minimum age on June 27, 2022: 18
  • Required document(s)
    • Reference letter: Preferably from a professional musician or conductor.
    • Scan of passport or ID card: Or a copy of your birth certificate. Please provide an English translation if it is not in a Western European language.
  • Video

    Video(s) are required (details below). No live audition.

    Please upload to Muvac and attach to your application two or three video recordings showing recent conducting experience, demonstrating a varied selection of standard orchestral repertoire, including a slow and fast movement, and showing the conductor from the front and at a reasonable distance.

    The recordings should preferably not be older than one year. Please be sure to add the date of the recording to the title of the video (e.g. ‘Brahms Symphony No. 1, 1st mvt, recorded 20 Oct. 2021’). Each video should be no longer than twenty minutes.