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Conductin Master Class 2014

The Conducting Master Class 2014 of Japanese German Philharmonic Society will be held in Saitama Arts Theatre, Northern Tokyo from April 26th to May 6th. Lessons will be held with Piano (4 Hands or 2 Pianos), Ensemble and Orchestra (Historical and modern Orchestra) The closing concert with selected participants with "The Symphonic Academy Orchestra of Japanese German Philharmonic Society" both on April 30th and May 6th.



The Master Class offers young conductors the opportunity to work with experienced faculty and with professional chamber orchestra. The Master Class is open for each conductor of orchestra, brass band and chorus (no age limit).

It's also open for whom want to begin to study conducting. There are many essential instructions for orchestra conducting by experienced faculty.


The purpose of the Master Class is to promote individual musical excellence and to develop and support conducting skills and talent. The participants will have the opportunities to rehearse the most important repertory not only currently asked for in major conducting competitions and entrance examinations of major music universities in the world, but also audition for symphony orchestra and opera houses.



April 26th - May 6th 2014



Naoki Sugiyama (Japan) Language Japanese, English, German

Paul Gulda (Austria) Language English, German



The Symphonic Academy Orchestra of Japanese German Philharmonic Society


Program: (Course A, April 26th, 27th and 29th)

Schumann Piano Concerto A-minor Op. 54, Saint-Saens Piano Concerto G-minor, Brahms Piano Concerto D-minor

Program: (Course B, April 28th and 30th)

Mendelssohn Notturno, Dvořák Serenade D-minor Op. 44, R. Strauss Suite B flat majot Op. 4 (wind ensembles)

Program: (Course C, May 3rd and 4th)

Haydn Symphony No. 87 A-major, Mozart Symphony No. 33 B flat major (K. 319)

Program: (Course D, May 5th and 4th)

R. Strauss Zerbinetta's Aris from "Ariadne auf Naxos" and further pieces for chamber orchestra



Course A 300USD for Adult (26+) 200USD for Youth (18-25) 100USD for Junior (below 17)

Course B 500USD for Adult (26+) 300USD for Youth (18-25) 150USD for Junior (below 17)

Course C 400USD for Adult (26+) 300USD for Youth (18-25) 150USD for Junior (below 17)

Course D 400USD for Adult (26+) 300USD for Youth (18-25) 150USD for Junior (below 17)



The Bank Account will be announced after application.


Applicants are requested to send, full name, nationality, age, short description of education about music (school, instruments, experience of conducting, teacher etc.) to following adress:




Deadline for application for foreign participants: April 14 (the payment of fees should be completed until 21. April 2014).

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