Application Conducting Fellowship

Masterclass in Conducting with Matthias Pintscher

Conducting Fellowship
supervised by Principal Conductor Matthias Pintscher and Peter Eötvös

Saturday, 18 August – Monday, 10 September 2018
Arrival Day: Saturday, 18 August 2018
Departure Day: Monday, 10 September 2018

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY is offering a three-week-long Conducting Fellowship which invites three to four talented young conductors to become a part of the whole LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY experience. The selected conductors will be able to attend all rehearsals led by Matthias Pintscher and Peter Eötvös. Moreoever they can join our Assistant Conductors in their daily work. They will also be part of the Composer Seminar with Wolfgang Rihm whenever there is a need to conduct new scores.

Karlheinz Stockhausen Inori | Gruppen
György Kurtág ΣΤΉΛΗ (Stele), Op. 33
Bernd Alois Zimmermann Dialogue. Concerto for two pianos and orchestra
GENESIS. Seven works for ensemble by Chaya Czernowin, Marko Nikodijevic, Franck Bedrossian, Anna Thorwaldsdottir, Joan Magrané Figuera, Stefano Gervasoni, and Mark Andre 


Profile of Participants
– Advanced conducting students and professional conductors
– Age limit: 32
– Language in which the course will be taught: English

Documents to be submitted (all documents can be submitted online)
– Application form (online)
– video of a performance/rehearsal of two different works, of which one should represent the era of the 20th and 21st centuries (submitted by a YouTube or Vimeo link)
– Curriculum vitae in English (maximum of two pages)
– List of works already conducted
– Photo

Application deadline
Monday, 15 January 2018

The course management will decide on active participation upon receipt of the registration forms and video recordings. The results of the selections will be announced by the end of March 2017. There is no right of legal appeal. No correspondence will be conducted regarding the decisions.

Course fee
There is no fee for active participation

The LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will cover the travel expenses for each active participant.

LUCERNE FESTIVAL ACADEMY will arrange and cover the costs of accommodation for each active participant.

Each active participant will receive a per diem for meals.

Each participant must provide his/her own scores.

Apply now here!
Application deadline
Monday, 15 January 2018

For further information, please contact our website:

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