13th International Sasha Mäkilä Conducting Masterclass in Helsinki, Finland
February 19-23, 2018 (tentative dates) with SMO symphony orchestra.
Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over five days in Helsinki, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and the SMO symphony orchestra. The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concerts as well as technique sessions with piano every day. Each participant will enjoy a minimum of 20 minutes daily podium time with the orchestra, plus the concert on February 23rd. The repertoire is Mendelssohn’s 5th symphony “The Reformation” and Beethoven’s 3rd piano concerto (with pianist Alina Sorjonen), plus selected concert overtures (to be announced later). The focus of the masterclass will be conducting technique and communication skills with the orchestra. Participants are allowed to videotape all the sessions. The participants are encouraged to bring their instrument and join the orchestra during the rehearsals as well as in concert.
The course fee is 1240 EUR total, consisting of a 100 EUR reservation fee and the remaining 1140 EUR to be paid before or on the first day of the masterclass. Each participant will take care of their accommodation by themselves. There will be a limited number of places for passive participants who will be willing to play in the masterclass orchestra – ask!
Deadline for the applications is November 28, 2017.