19th Danube Conducting Masterclass and Competition
2023 Godollo, Hungary
Information about 20th Anniversary
Danube Conducting Masterclass and Competition
2024 Budapest-Godollo, Hungary
Professor: Laszlo Kovacs
Masterclass director: Laszlo Blaskovics - Festival Director of Music Palace Festival,
International Representative of Danube Symphony Orchestra
Artistic director: Ferenc Szklenar - Director of DSO
Assistent: Andrea Molnar
Orchestra: Danube Symphony Orchestra ( One of the State Orchestra of Hungary)
Date: 12-20 August 2023.
Venue: Danube Symphony Orchestra's concert hall and rehearsal room
Royal Palace of Godollo
Hungary, Godollo, Grassalkovich-kastely 5852, 2100
The Royal Palace of Godollo was the palace of our famous queen Sissi. The Palace is the second biggest Baroque Palace in Europe.
How to get there:
- From the airport it takes about 30 min by Taxi.
- From Budapest city: 30 min with Train or Taxi, or 50 min with suburban railway.
Music programme of the course:
Haydn: Symphony No. 104 in D major, London
Beethoven: Symphony No. 2
Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune
Dvořák: Symphony No. 8
Bartok: Hungarian Pictures
Member of participants
Active participants: 4-12 people, exclusively smaller groups as in usual masterclasses.
Active participants: €1590
Registration fee, part of the participation fee: €300
Registration deadline: 20th July 2023
Passive participants: 50 Eu / day
Also for the Conducting Masterclass Participants all the concerts and passive participation of other masterclasses
are on the MUSIC PALACE FESTIVAL GODOLLO.
Payment information will be sent via email to applicants.
The participant is responsible for paying the extra costs of the bank transfer.
About the course:
What is include of your participation fee:
- 2 hours lessons with the professor and 2 pianists
- 80 minutes conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra and the professor
- participation on the Conducting Masterclasses final concert or in the Matinee concert
- free entrance for Royal Palace of Godollo museums and exhibitions
- free passive participation at Music Palace Festival masterclasses (Details are on www.kastelyfesztival.com)
- free entrance for all concerts at Music Palace Festival
Details about the course:
The masterclass is part of the Music Palace Festival. The festivals include of about 8 masterclasses and 100 concerts on the week.
All of the masterclasses passive participations are free.
During the conducting masterclass the palace visitors can be part of the masterclass as listeners.
During the course the active participants are working on the music programme with Professor Laszlo Kovacs:
At the half time with two pianists
At the other half of the course every active participants will get 80 minutes conducting time with the Danube Symphony Orchestra.
Tuition languages: English
Participation in the course is confirmed with a certificate.
At the end of the orchestra rehearsals the Professors and the Orchestra will decide which participants will be awarded with prizes.
Final concert: There will be a final Gala concert on 20th August in Royal Palace of Godollo courtyard with a selected programme from the course repertoire.
The Gala concert will be part of the Music Palace Festival with expected 500-1000 people audience.
There will be also possible a matinee concert on 19th August.
Each participants will conduct in one of the concert and the professors decision how many minutes, and which music.
More conducting practice time:
We offer more practice time possibility with the orchestra. 80 minutes/ 890 Eu / 36 member of orchestra. We can give you the possible dates and times after your inquires.
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