international conducting workshop and masterclass
international conducting workshop and masterclass
U Artist Music
U Artist Music

 CONDUCTING WORKSHOP and CONCERTS CWC-2018

( AUGUST 16 - AUGUST 23, 2018 ) 

Classical and Romantic

Overtures - Arias - Concertos - Symphonies

 

 

                                                                                                                                  KIEV, UKRAINE     

                                                                                                                                    With  Maestro Christopher Lyndon Gee, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, Composer, Professor, Adelphi University in New York,USA            ( ITALY/AUSTRALIA ),  and                                                                             THE NATIONAL PRESIDENTIAL ORCHESTRA OF UKRAINE

Guest Soloists:

Ms. Darla Diltz, soprano (USA) and selected participants of the International Vocal Master Class

Solo Violin: TBA

 

Only 12 conductors will be accepted to the program

A few carefully selected conductors will be awarded to conduct at the International Vocal Master Class and Concerts on August 16 - 23, 2018.  All the conductors are encouraged to observe the Vocal Master Class on August 16 - 23, 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     8 day  long course that combines intensive conducting training, seminars, discussions,and Participants' 2 Public performances with the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine.   

Group and individual sessions daily with  soloists ( violin and selected participants of the Vocal master class ) and 5 ( five ) full symphony orchestra rehearsals ( no piano, quintet or sextet, not even one- per- part ensemble, but full symphony orchestra only! ), a dress rehearsal and All the Participants' Public concerts on August 22 and August 23, 2018.                  Dine and review your day with all of us daily.

The course will be held in English, secondary in German, Russian and Ukrainian and will take place in Kiev, Ukraine.

Every Active and Passive Participant will receive  Complimentary Lodging ( 10 days ) and 8 days meal plan to enjoy the KISS Festival and Kiev's rich cultural life.

 

Training Sessions, Rehearsals and Discussions

 

Active Participants choose repertoire,which they are required to study and prepare in advance. They will have up to 90 minutes of podium time with the orchestra. Each conducting session will be concluded with a discussion/seminar. Topics include baton technique, score study, interpretation and rehearsal technique. Several individual practice rooms with pianos will be available.

All podium sessions will be video recorded. Please bring your recording devices and/or SD card and USB Flash drive.

Auditors will attend all sessions and participate in all non-conducting activities

 

Orchestra

 

Participants will conduct the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine

 

The Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine was founded in 1992 by the First President of Ukraine with the mission to appear at all the most important Ukrainian Governmental events of national significance. The Orchestra has quickly became a leader in representing of Ukrainian rich orchestral history and music in the world. The Orchestra had collaborated with most noted conductors, soloists and has toured extensively across the world. The Orchestra performs a wide variety of music ranging from a small ensemble to a full symphony orchestra.

The National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine will be featured at the Independence Day of Ukraine celebration on August 24, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PEUNRZ7r4tc

 

                                                                                                                                              Concerts

As a part of the Master Class Festival The KISS of Ukraine 2018 there will be 2 Public Participants' Concerts with the National Presidential Orchestra of Ukraine on Wednesday, August 22 and Thursday, August 23, 2018.  Each Active participant is guaranteed to conduct at the concert. 

Repertoire

 

MOZART - Symphony No 25, K.183 in G minor 
MOZART - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216

BEETHOVEN - Coriolan, Overture, Op.62

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

SCHUBERT - Symphony No. 8, D.759 in B minor ( "Unfinished" )

BRAHMS - Academic Festival Overture, Op. 80

 ARIAS:

MOZART, Le Nozze di Figaro - "E Susanna non vien...Dove sono" - Countess's Recitative and Aria form Act 3

VERDI, La Traviata - "E strano! e strano!" - Violetta's Aria from Act 1

 

 

 

* NOTE: 

                 We encourage you to study and prepare at least 3 selections form the list

 

 

SCHEDULE:

 

August 15 - Arrival

August 16 

12:00 - 15:00 Registration, Meet and Greet, Lunch ( included) with All Participants and Faculty

17:00 - Open Dress with Kiev Philharmonic, Christopher Lyndon Gee and Darla Diltz

19:00 Concert and After concert Reception ( included)

August 17

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

15:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00  After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar

19:00 Dinner (included), Q and A session with Christopher Lyndon Gee ( All the partisipants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops )

August 18

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

15:00 Lunch

16:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar

19:00 Dinner (included), Q and A session with Darla Diltz and Violetta Zabbi ( All the participants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops )

August 19

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

15:00 Lunch (included)

16:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar.  Individual sessions with the Vocal workshop participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 22 and 23

19:00 Recital Concert featuring the Paricipants of the Vocal workshop

August 20

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

 15:00 Lunch (included)

16:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar.  Individual sessions with the Vocal workshop participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 22 and 23 

19:00 Festival's Concert ( included)

August 21

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

15:00 Lunch (included)

16:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar. Individual sessions with the Vocal workshop participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 22 and 23 

19:00 Festival's Concert ( included)

August 22 ( concert day )

10:00 - 13:00 Kiev City Double Decker Bus Tour ( included)

2:00 Lunch ( included)

17:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

19:00 Symphony Concert

August 23 ( concert day)

10:00 - 13:00 Master Class with Victoria Loukianetz

2:00 Lunch ( included)

17:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

19:00 Symphony Concert

August 24 - Departure

 

 

Tuition ( Includes lodging and a meal plan )                               

APPLICATION: $50

 

INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING MASTER CLASS and CONCERT:                                                                        Active Participant: $1600

Limited scolarships are available for selected candidates

Auditor: $500

 

Please note: 

All the PARTICIPANTS - TUITION WILL INCLUDE :                                                                                                        

10 days ( August 15 - 24, 2018 ) of FREE ACCOMODATION and 8 DAYS MEAL PLAN ( Full Lunch or Full Dinner daily ) 

Any additional night of Accomodation could be purchased for $30

FREE ADMISSION TO ALL THE MASTER CLASS FESTIVAL THE KISS OF UKRAINE 2018 CONCERTS AND OTHER EVENTS 

 

 

Accomodation

 

Will be provided to All the Participants at an Apartment Hotel located in the very center of Kiev

 

 

 

How to Apply

Submit electronic application, a non-refundable $50 application fee, a short resume and a short video recording of you conducting  by June 1, 2018. Upon notification of acceptance, a tuition payment must be made by June 11, 2018. There is an option to pay a half of the tuition    ( $800.00 ) by June 11 and the other half on the day of registration in Kiev, Ukraine.  Auditors must pay full tuition by June 11, 2018

 

Payment Options

Make Checks or Money Orders payable to: UArtist, Len Sluetsky and mail to:

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