The online classes will be modelled on the workshops presented by Jonathan Brett which have been highly successful at Cambridge and Edinburgh Universities in the UK as well as in Hungary, Poland, Estonia, Russia and Brazil and online since the Covid19 epidemic.
This class provides a thorough grounding in the principles which underly our approach to conducting, concerning the music itself, the role of the conductor, and the mechanisms and techniques involved in the effective management of sound. The aim here is not only to develop and inspire but also to help provide a level playing field for the next stage of this class.
These expect some familiarity with standard repertoire – click here for more details (opens in a new tab).
Stage 2 – selection task
As well as general points of technique, the remaining stages will all focus on study of the following works:
Overtures: Le Nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte, Don Giovanni.
Symphonies: 1, 2, & 4
Live classes in Budapest
Stages 3-4 – live classes
We recommend that the scores should be memorized but conducting without score is not compulsory.
Stages 5-6 – Performance class
Each conductor will perform one of the following programmes.
Overture Don Giovanni
Symphony No 1 (first movement)
Overture Le Nozze di Figaro
Symphony No 2 (first movement)
Overture Cosi fan tutte
Symphony No 4 (first movement)