Aurora Conducting – 2015
Professors: Kurt Masur and Johannes Gustavsson
Course period: 15-23 August 2015
Last application day: 11 May
Welcome to Aurora Chamber Music 15th – 23rd of August 2015
Aurora Chamber Music (ACM) is one of world’s biggest platforms for classical music festivals and Master Classes. ACM has produced over 30 festivals in 10 years through the several annual festivals presenting artists like Mischa Maisky, Sarah Chang, Midori, Kim Kashkashian, Peter Donohoe, Alexei Ogrintchouk, Barbara Hendricks and many more (see our complete artist roaster here)
August 2015 marks the 10th jubilee of the grand summer festival and we are very happy and proud to present The Aurora Conducting Master classes & Seminar for the first time.
Aurora Conducting Master Classes with Maestro’s Kurt Masur & Johannes Gustavsson!!
Conductors from all over the world are invited to apply for the Conducting masterclasses and seminars. A number of carefully selected conductors will be conducting the Aurora Symphony Orchestra (ASO consists of master students from all over the world age 23-35) in rehearsals and in the festival concerts. All selected conductors will participate in seminars & forums, review sessions with the Maestros, receive lessons with pianists and/or string quintet. All conducting with the ASO will be video recorded and subject for individual reviewing.
Aurora Conducting Seminar with Maestro’s Masur, Gustavsson and other international seminar holders
Musicians and conductors from all over the world are invited to apply for the Conducting seminars. A number of carefully selected participants will auscultate at all daily orchestra rehearsals/masterclasses with Maestro Masur & Gustavsson and instrumental master classes on the highest international level. They will also take part in review sessions with the Maestros Masur & Gustavsson. There will be a number of seminars from some international professors and musicians on different subjects as e.g. interpretation, leadership, repertoire analysis etc with: Gordan Nikolic, leader of London Symphony Orchestra, Yehuda Gilad, conductor & musical director of Colburn school of Music, Los Angeles/California, Cecilia Rydinger Alin, Headmaster and Vice-Chancellor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm. Free entrance to all festival concerts.
Masterclasses & Festival:
There will be individual solo masterclasses and chamber music tuition on all orchestra instruments August 15th – 23rd. This masterclasses are conducted by some of the best and most sought after professors there is, August 2015 professors & artist list here. You will of course have unlimited access to all this masterclasses.
In the festivals 20 concerts; lunch – evening, – late evening, you will meet and listen to the Aurora Symphony Orchestra playing famous symphonies, great concerto’s with world class soloists. ASO will be conducted by the grand Maestro himself Kurt Masur & Maestro Johannes Gustavsson, one of Scandinavia’s most sought after conductors.
Location, culture & nature:
Aurora festivals & masterclasses are set in the typical Scandinavian picturesque small cities of Trollhättan & Vänersborg (some 70 km north of Gothenburg, the3rd biggest city in Scandinavia) just by the shores of one of Europe’s biggest inner-lakes, Vänern. The breathtakingly beautiful west-coast is just 40 min away, and you can also go on Elk-safari on the nearby mountains. In Trollhättan you can watch the big tank-ships go just through the city-center via the world unique lock system which is very much characterizing the city, and along the locks through sometimes quite dramatic nature scenery you can enjoy beautiful walks, enjoying a cup of coffee together with the world’s biggest shrimp-sandwich at some of the very nice cafes – before visiting the world’s only SAAB-museum.