Schlaefli & J. Lowe – Sofia June 2021 – Description

Conducting Masterclass
with Prof. Johannes Schlaefli
and James Lowe

20.06.2021 – 26.06.2021
Sofia, Bulgaria
Application deadline: May 01, 2021.
Participants selected for the masterclass will be informed by May 10, 2021

The conducting masterclass is designed for professional conductors and advanced conducting students. The class will be taught by Prof. Johannes Schlaefli and James Lowe.

There will be a maximum of 14 active participants, each of whom will have podium time of approximately 125 minutes. Besides the sessions with full orchestra there will be conducting lessons with a chamber ensemble (10 wind and string players plus piano) and with 2 Pianos on the first day.

The individual needs of each participant will be addressed in video analysis sessions, class meetings and coaching in front of the orchestra. Conducting technique, presence in front of the orchestra, understanding of the score and rehearsal techniques will be explored both in individual lessons as well as in group meetings.

There will be two recording sessions in the last day at which we provide the opportunity for you to create your own publicity video recording.

Masterclass Fees:
Application fee: €65 (non-refundable)

The fee for the course is €1650 for active participants excluding travel, but including accommodation and breakfast.
Deposit: €900 payable upon acceptance due May 20, 2021
Balance: €750 payable due June 15, 2021, or in cash on the first day of the masterclass.

All participants will be accommodated in a centrally located hotel, in single rooms. The cost of accommodation with breakfast is included in the course fee.
If you wish to come together with a friend, please contact us for details.

Check-in is 20.06.2021, and Check-out 26.06.2021

The organizer reserves the right to postpone or cancel the masterclass in case of force majeure or other unforeseeable circumstances such as governments restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel bans, etc. The organizer will immediately notify participants of such changes and will refund the paid fee in fill in case of event cancelation. Participants may not assert any compensation claims for travel, visa, accommodation costs, etc.