IV Masterclass in Orchestral Conducting

DUBROVNIK / FEBRUARY 13 - 18, 2017

Lovro & Lilly Matačić Foundation
Zagreb Concert Management

IV MASTERCLASS IN ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING
Prof. Colin Metters
Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra

DUBROVNIK / FEBRUARY 13 - 18, 2017

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LOVRO & LILLY MATAČIĆ FOUNDATION was established in 1987 in accordance with Maestro Lovro von Matačić and his wife Lilly’s final will and testament as a non-profit association aiming to put the donors’ primary will in action: to support and promote the artistic development of young and talented conductors in Croatia and all over the world, as well as to publish and document works that will promote the artistic achievements of Maestro Lovro von Matačić. The Foundation supports young conductors primarily through grants extended to a number of candidates and through the organization of a large international competition for conductors, that is held every four years in Zagreb. The Foundation has so far offered scholarships or other types of financial support to numerous young Croatian conductors at the start of their careers.

ZAGREB CONCERT MANAGEMENT is the oldest and the largest organization in Croatia specializing in concert and other event organization. The Zagreb Concert Management brings the most esteemed musicians of the world to Croatia, organizes performances of Croatian artists in the country and abroad, and promotes Croatian music and musicians in the world. Through long lasting relations with distinguished foreign partners, the Zagreb Concert Management has proven its reliability and competence.

COLIN METTERS is a conductor and conducting pedagogue whose international reputation is well established and whose career as conductor and teacher takes him all over the world. Alongside his successful conducting career, in 1983 he designed and established the highly regarded conductors' course at the Royal Academy of Music in London. During his thirty years as professor of conducting and director of the course, the Royal Academy Conductors' Course became recognised as one of the world's leading conducting programs. Colin Metters has an international reputation as a leading pedagogue, and has given masterclasses in Germany, Poland, Finland, Australia, Venezuela, Vietnam, China and the USA. He has also established a highly regarded annual masterclass which he directs each spring in the Yehudi Menuhin School in the UK. Colin Metters is increasingly in demand to serve on international juries for renowned competitions such as the Prokofiev International Conducting Competition in Saint Petersburg, the China International Violin Competition in Quindao, Dirigenten Forum in Germany and the Atlantic Coast International Conducting Competition in Portugal.

DUBROVNIK SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA is one of the cultural cornerstones of Dubrovnik and an important part of the rich and varied cultural heritage of the city of Dubrovnik and the Republic of Croatia. Since it was founded in 1925, the Orchestra performed in prestigious concert venues, with tours all over Europe and in the US. Lovro von Matačić, Zubin Mehta, Milan Horvat, David Ojstrah, Lord Yehudi Menuhin, Mstislav Rostropovich, Svjatoslav Richter, Stefan Milenkovich, Ivo Pogorelić, Monika Leskovar, Radovan Vlatković, Mischa Maisky, Yuri Bashmet, Julian Rachlin and Michel Legrand are just a few of the famous Croatian and foreign conductors and soloists with whom the Orchestra has appeared particularly during the Dubrovnik Summer Festival.

TERMS OF PARTICIPATION
- advanced level of orchestral conducting program
- repertoire prepared in advance
- 12 active attendees shall be selected from the applicants
- seminar participation fee for active attendees: €1000
- unlimited number of passive attendees
- seminar participation fee for passive attendees: €200
- free entrance for Zagreb Music Academy students (passive attendees)

APPLICATIONS
- to apply contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- applications can be sent no later than Friday, January 20, 2017

SELECTION PROCESS
- the applications will be reviewed by prof Metters and the Art Committee of the Lovro & Lilly Matačić Foundation
- results will be announced on January 27, 2017

SEMINAR AGENDA
ARRIVAL
February 12, 2017

REHEARSALS
February 13 - 17, 2017

CONCERT
February 18, 2017 at 8 pm, Franciscan Church

SEMINAR & CONCERT REPERTOIRE
F. B. Mendelssohn: The Hebrides in B Major Op 26, Overture 'Fingal's Cave'
B. Britten: Simple Symphony for Strings Op 4
W. A. Mozart: Symphony No 35 in D Major KV385 ('Haffner')

“MATAČIĆ CAN SHOW MUSIC EMERGING FROM THE OVERALL HUMAN NATURE, VAST AND DEEP, WARM AND LIMITLESS, AND THE IMPRESSION IS SO STRONG THAT IT MAKES THE ENTIRE BODY AND SOUL VIBRATE TO THE VERY ROOTS.” (Philharmonic, 1967)

Conductor and composer LOVRO VON MATAČIĆ (1899 - 1985) used a single word to describe his versatile artistic personality – musician. His broad spirit led him to concert and opera stages of Paris, Florence, Milan, Bayreuth, Berlin, London, Tokyo... He conducted the philharmonic orchestras of Berlin, Czech Republic, and Munich, recorded for labels such as Columbia and Supraphon, performed in the Bavarian State Opera, with the Dresden State Chapel, in the Operas of Chicago and Rome, in Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, Musikverein in Vienna, in Museum Concerts in Frankfurt, heading the National Opera Orchestra of Monte Carlo, and many more. The list also includes the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra, with which he initiated the Presenting Young Conductors Series. The musicians he collaborated with include Arthur Rubinstein, Christian Ferras i Rudolf Buchbinder, Marijana Radev, Ruža Pospiš Baldani, Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Christa Ludwig, Renata Tebaldi, Birgit Nilsson, Leontyne Price, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau... Apart from his favorites, Anton Bruckner and Richard Wagner, Lovro von Matačić’s interests moved from Palestrina, Monteverdi and Henry Purcell through Bach, Händel, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn and Beethovena to Mahler, Janáček, R. Strauss, Wagner, Verdi and others.

LOVRO & LILLY MATAČIĆ FOUNDATION and ZAGREB CONCERT MANAGEMENT offer a unique opportunity to young and talented conductors from all over the world to attend a masterclass in orchestral conducting held by Colin Metters, Professor and Director of Conducting Studies at Royal Academy of Music. Mo Metters will offer his knowledge to selected attendees during this one-week masterclass. The attendees will be supported during the realization of seminar repertoire by the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra, enabling them to reach high levels of professional excellence. Attendees, chosen by Prof Metters, will present what they learned during the seminar in a concert held at the Franciscan Church in Dubrovnik.

CONTACT
Zagreb Concert Management
Kneza Mislava 18, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
www.kdz.hr
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+385 (0)1 45 01 206

PARTNERS
Zagreb Concert Management
Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia
Zagreb Tourist Board