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

                                                                                                                                                          U ARTIST MUSIC  WORKSHOPS and CONCERTS  2020          KYIV, UKRAINE

                                     ( August 10 - August 20, 2020 )                                                                                    

  Concert performances for every participant,

  Classical and Romantic repertoire

 

 

                                       CONDUCTING WORKSHOP                                                                        Orchestral and operatic repertoire                                                                                                                                                                              Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra     

   

Maestro Christopher Lyndon Gee, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra of Lithuania, Composer, Professor, Adelphi University in New York, USA            ( ITALY/AUSTRALIA )

Maestro Viktor Ploskina, Music Director, Principal conductor of the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater, Principal Guest Conductor of the National Academic Bolshoi Theatre of Belarus ( Kyiv, Ukraine )                                                                Professor Tammy Hensrud, soprano, Hofstra University, New York and St. Olaf College, Minnesota, (USA)

Professor Darla Diltz, soprano, Director of Adelphi Opera Theatre, New York , (USA)                                                                                    Professor Violetta Zabbi, vocal coach, Adelphi University and Brooklyn College, New York, (USA) 

                                                                                                                  Participants of the Vocal workshop

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     11 day  long course that combines intensive conducting training, seminars, discussions  ending in 2 Public performances with the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra.   

Group and individual sessions daily with faculty and singers, participants of the Vocal Workshop, one-on-one conductor-singer pairing sessions and 6 ( fsix ) full symphony orchestra rehearsals ( no piano, quintet or sextet, not even one- per- part ensemble, but full symphony orchestra only! ), 2 dress rehearsals and the Participants' Public concerts on August 19 and August 20, 2020.                                                                                                                                    

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

Only 11 conductors will be accepted to the program

All the participants will receive a video copy of their concert performances

 

Training Sessions, Rehearsals and Discussions

 

Active Participants choose repertoire, which they are required to study and prepare in advance. They will have up 2 hours ( 120 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, art of vocal coaching and conducting recitatives and arias with opera singers. Conductors will work with orchestral repertoire and on 2/3 arias or duets with singers. Several individual practice rooms with pianos will be available.

All the concerts will be video recorded. We encourage you to bring your recording devices and/or SD cards.

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

 

Orchestra

 

Participants will conduct the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra

 

http://www.musictheatre.kiev.ua/en

 

                                                                                                                                              Concerts

 

As a part of the workshop, there will be 2 Public Concerts on the stage of the Saint Sophia Cathedral with the Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Orchestra on August 19 and August 20, 2019.  Each Active participant is guaranteed to conduct at the concerts. 

 

Repertoire

 

MOZART -  Magic Flute ( Die Zauberflote ) Overture, K 620

MOZART - Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

ROSSINI - The  Barber of Seville Overture

BEETHOVEN - Coriolan Overture, Op.62

BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

VERDI - La Forza del Destino Overture

DVORAK - Symphony 9, ( From the New World ), Finale ( mvt. 4 )

 

 ARIAS: Please refer to the Repertore list on the Vocal Workshop page

 

* NOTE: 

                 We encourage you to study and prepare at least 3 selections from the list of orchestral repertoire and 3 arias from the Vocal Workshop's repertoire list

 

 

 

SCHEDULE

 

August 9 - Arrival

 

August 10

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

15:00 - 19:00 Kiev City Bus Tour and  Review of schedule and repertoire selected by the participants

 

August 11

10:00 - 14:00 - Group and individual sessions with faculty, one-on-one conductor - singer pairing, repertoire selection and practicing with Faculty and a pianist

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 19:00 - Group and individual sessions with faculty, one-on-one conductor - singer pairing, repertoire selection and practicing with Faculty and a pianist, next day schedule review

 

August 12

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 18:00  After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and singers participants of the workshop

18:00 - Q and A session with Maestro Christopher Lyndon Gee and Maestro Viktor Ploskina       ( All the partisipants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops ), next day schedule review

 

August 13

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and singers participants of the workshop

18:00 - Q and A session with Ms.Tammy Hensrud and Ms.Violetta Zabbi ( All the participants of the Vocal and Conducting workshops ), next day schedule review

 

August 14

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and singers participants of the workshop.

18:00 - 19:00 Next day schedule review ( All the participants )

 

August 15

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion and practicing with Faculty and singers participants of the workshop.  

18:00 - 19:00 Next day schedule review ( All the participants )

 

August 16 ( Recital concert day, vocal workshop participants only )

11:00 - Kiev City Double Decker Bus Tour

18:00 Recital concert featuring the Participants of the Vocal Workshop

 

August 17

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar. Individual sessions with the Vocal workshop participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 19 and 20

18:00 - 19:00 Concerts' program review ( All the participants )

 

August 18 

10:00 - 14:00 Orchestra rehearsal

14:00 - Lunch 

15:00 - 18:00 After Rehearsal review, discussion, seminar. Individual sessions with the Vocal workshop participants in preparation for two Symphony Concerts on August 19 and 20

18:00 - 19:00 Concerts' program review ( All the participants )

 

August 19 ( concert day )

16:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

18:00 Symphony Concert

 

August 20 ( concert day)

16:00 Concert Dress Rehearsal

18:00 Symphony Concert

 

August 21 - Departure

18:00 Faculty Concert with Kiev Soloists Orchestra ( optional )

 

 

Tuition                             

Application: $50

Active Participant: $1800

Auditor: $500

 

Please note: 

 Tuition WILL NOT include accomodation, meals and air fare to and from Kyiv, Ukraine 

 Transfer from the airport to a hotel of your choice will be provided   

An average cost of meals is $5 - $10 for brakfast, $10 - $20 for lunch or dinner                                      An average cost of a taxi/uber is $5 (up to 4 passengers)

 

 

Suggested Accomodation

Single or double room occupancy in a hotel located in the very center of Kyiv 

 

Radison Blue Hotel, Kyiv Podil City Centre

 

https://www.radissonhotels.com/en-us/hotels/radisson-blu-kyiv-podil

90 Euros ( $100 ) - single, 100 Euros ( $112 ) - double, breakfast included

 

Grand Apartments, Kyiv Ukraine

 

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$50 - single, $60 - double 

 10 minutes Taxi/Uber ride is required form Grand Apartments to the workshop's venue, $5 per ride, up to 4 passengers in a car

 

( Reservation must be made before July 10, 2020!                                                                        Please contact us for the hotel's manger contact info to reseve your room )

                                                                                           

 

How to Apply

Submit an electronic application, a non-refundable $50 application fee to Pay Pal account: LSMUZIC@GMAIL.COM, a short resume and a short video recording of you conducting  by May 15, 2020. Please submit your videos directly to LSMUZIC@GMAIL.COM  in case of any problems uploading your video on the application form. Upon notification of acceptance, a tuition payment must be made by June 1, 2020. There is an option to pay a half of the tuition ( $900.00 ) by June 1 and the other half ( $900 ) on the day of registration in Kyiv, Ukraine.  Auditors must pay full tuition by June 1, 2020

 

Payment Options

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