Conducting Fellowship

supervised by Principal Conductor Matthias Pintscher and Heinz Holliger

Heinz Holliger 12 August - 20 August
Matthias Pintscher 20 August - 2 September

Saturday, 12 August – Saturday, 2 September 2017
Arrival Day: Saturday, 12 August
Departure Day: Saturday, 2 September

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 Heinz Holliger. 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.

Claude Debussy
Charles Koechlin Les Bandar-log (Scherzo de singes), Op. 176
György Ligeti Piano Concerto
György Ligeti Violin Concerto
Béla Bartók The Wooden Prince, Sz 60, Op. 13

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
Friday, 10 February 2017

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
Friday, 10 February 2017

For further information, please contact our website:

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