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Teacher: M° GYÖRGY G. RÁTH
Orchestra: Nice Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: from August 30 until September 8 2019
Place: Théâtre de l’Opéra de Nice (Diacosmie – Salle Fourestier) 8 Avenue Claude Debussy, 06200 Nice

Programme of the Course
Fees and requirements for the application
Passive students
Meals and accommodation
Opportunities
Summary
Final provisions
Application

PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE

The masterclass is directed to conductors who want to increase their musical experience and work as professionals in the world of classical music;
The masterclass will follow the following 3 (three) steps:

STEP 1 – FROM MARCH 1 UNTIL JUNE 30 2019
SELECTION OF THE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS.
The participants will be chosen through the selection of curricula and videos;
The selection will be made by M° Ráth and by Classics Management;

STEP 2 – AUGUST 30/31 2019
LESSON WITH 4 HANDS PIANO
A maximum number of 24 participants will be admitted;
The selected participants will conduct 4 hands piano with the following repertoire:
Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony n° 1 in C major op. 21 (ed. Bärenreiter);
At the end of the two days M°Ráth will choose the students that will be admitted to the next phase with the orchestra;
Tha candidates that will not be admitted to the next phase as active students will have the opportunity to attend all the classes as passive students without the payment of any addional fee;

STEP 3 – SEPTEMBER 1/6 2019
LESSONS WITH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A maximum number of 12 active participants will be admitted;
The selected participants will have daily podium sessions on the following repertoire:
B. Bartók: Concerto for orchestra
F. Liszt: Concerto no. 2 in A major
M. Ravel: Concerto en Sol
H. Berlioz: Symphonie fantastique
C. Debussy: Prélude à l’Après-midi d’un faune
R. Strauss: Don Juan
The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the M° about their performance with the help of the recording;

FINAL CONCERTS
On Saturday September 7 and Sunday September 8 there will be two final concerts with the Nice Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the students;
Our intention is to offer to all the active students the opportunity to conduct the final concerts, though the final decision will be taken by M° Ráth;

FEES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION

STEP 01
In order to apply the candidates will have to send the following documents:
– Proof of payment of € 25 as application fee ;
– CV in English;
– Two links to videos of the candidate conducting (the choice of the video is up to the candidates; the videos must be visible in streaming);
– Recommendation letters (not mandatory);

The candidates that will be admitted will be informed within July 20 2019;

STEP 02
In order to participate the candidates will have to send the following documents:
– Participation fee of € 250;
– Hi res portrait picture (only face);

The required documents must be sent within July 31;

STEP 03
The candidates that will be selected will have to pay a participation fee of € 600;

PASSIVE STUDENTS
Passive students are not admitted except for the students that will take place to the piano session (STEP 02);

OPPORTUNITIES
The organization and the teacher, by common consent, will recommend the best students to the following institutions:

Opera Nice (France);
– Chamber Orchestra of Maggio Musicale Fiorentino (Italy);
Kazakh State Philharmonic (Kazkhstan);

SUMMARY
Deadlines:

To apply : June 30
To send the required documents for STEP 02: July 31

Fees:
Application fee: € 25
Fee for the candidates admitted to STEP 02: € 250
Fee for the candidates admitted to STEP 03: € 600

Total amoung of fees for the candidates that will have access to STEP 03: € 875

MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION
Meals and accomodation are up to the participants;

FINAL PROVISIONS
The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students;
The application fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses; in that case the students will be promptly advised; The application to the course implies the full acceptance of the present rules;
The organization will give prompt notification of any modification of the rules that may occur;