19th International Masterclass

Conductors' Academy Information, Study

Please note that due to COVID-19, this class has been cancelled and will be replaced by online classes.

Budapest, 27 June - 4 July 2020

with Maestros Jonathan Brett and Maciej Żółtowski and the Solti Chamber Orchestra
2019 Masterclass concert

After the great success of our first class in Budapest in 2019, for 2020 we are delighted to announce our return there for our 19th International Masterclass. Once again we will be working with Maestros Jonathan Brett and Maciej Żółtowski in collaboration with the Solti Chamber Orchestra.

This is an advanced class, offering the possibility to significantly enhance understanding of gesture and sound by working with a fine and highly responsive orchestra whilst receiving expert advice and analysis to facilitate personal development.

Active participants will receive the opportunity to work on their own choice of repertoire with the orchestra plus group and individual coaching. We also plan to include a session on vocal accompaniment, details to be notified later.

The class culminates with a concert on 4th July. All the classes and the final concert will take place in the beautiful and inspiring surroundings of the Budapest-Fasori Evangélikus Gimnázium (pictured above).

As well as all classes and lunch from Monday - Friday, the cost includes an excursion (both cultural and festive) after the final concert.

Suggested Repertoire*

Beethoven - Symphony No 4
Brahms - Liebeslieder Waltzes
Britten - Simple Symphony
Grieg - Peer Gynt (selection)
Janacek - Suite for Strings
Karlowicz - Serenade for Strings
Nielsen  - Little Suite
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite III
Mozart - Symphony No 39
Schubert - Death and the Maiden
Suk  - Serenade
Weiner - Divertimento

* We are open to other suggestions but any of the above would be suitable. Accompanied works may also be possible - please enquire about any specific wish.


Applications for active places can be accepted until 31st March 2020. Places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis so we recommend applying as soon as possible. Applications for passive places can be made any time up to June 1st but early application is recommended.


Active £1,600 / Passive £400

* Includes tuition elements plus lunches Monday-Friday and final day excursion. Previous CA participants receive a £100 discount.


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