07. février 2018

Master Class

Tomorrow’s Star Conductors: Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink – An international roster of eight participants has been selected

For the eighth year in a row, the three-day Master Class in Conducting with Bernard Haitink will take place at the upcoming Easter Festival in Lucerne. Over the past few years, many young conductors who have participated in this program have gone on to have impressive international careers and have become today’s shooting stars in the music world, like the Swiss Lorenzo Viotti, the Venezuelan Raphael Payare or the American Karina Canellakis. Bernard Haitink has selected the eight participants for this year who will study and rehearse scores by Mozart, Weber, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Debussy with the Festival Strings Lucerne. The participants are Vitali Alekseenok (26), Belarus; Tabita Berglund (28), Norway; Nuno Coelho (29), Portugal; Lina Gonzalez-Granados (31), Colombia; Oren Gross Thaler (21), Israel; Alvin Ho (24), China; and Paul Marsovszky (24) and Johannes Zahn (27), Germany. All eight of this year’s participants have already acquired international conducting experience.

From 21 to 23 March, audiences can attend Bernard Haitink’s public classes with the Festival Strings Lucerne in the KKL’s Lucerne Hall. The master class program includes the Symphony in D major Haffner by Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, the overture to the Romantic opera Oberon by Carl Maria von Weber, the Symphony No. 2 in D major by Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky's Fantasy Overture Romeo and Juliet, and Ibéria from the Images pour orchester by Claude Debussy. The course modules will take place on all three days, always from 10am to 1pm and from 4pm to 6:30pm.

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