I had opportunities to attend masterclassses of Maestro Naoki Sugiyama in July, 2013 with Tallinn Sinfonietta in Tallinn (Estonia) and in September of 2015 with Beethoven Symphony Orchestra in Vienna (Austria).
Maestro Sugiyama shared his big experience with all participants of the masterclasses and showed precisely how to improve our conducting skills, encouraged us to work hard on batton technique and score analysis.
I had a great honour to conduct the final concert in a “Gläserner Saal” of “Musikverein” in Vienna, as one of the best participants of the masterclass which was a big first step in my conducting career.
Matija Fortuna, Mag. Art
Assistant conducting teacher at Zagreb Music Academy
Guest conductor of Croatian National Theatre Rijeka
Semi-Finalist of Lovro of Matačić Competition 2015.