ORCHESTRAL CONDUCTING

DANIELE GATTI instructor and coordinator

Age limit: 35 years

Preparatory Course
LUCIANO ACOCELLA instructor

Master Course
DANIELE GATTI instructor
LUCIANO ACOCELLA co-instructor

The Course will be given in two periods: during the Preparatory Course, students admitted as active students will prepare for admission to the Master Course and be selected through a practical test carried out with an orchestra.

During the Preparatory Course, three professors from the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam will be present as instructors for the young musicians of the Orchestra Giovanile Italiana and will be also at the disposition of the students in the Orchestral Conducting Course.

For admission to the course candidates must pass both of two tests:
a) evaluation of certificates: from May 15
b) practical test with the orchestra: July 28/ 11:00am

a) Evaluation of certificates
For this first selection, the Accademia Chigiana must receive the candidate’s didactic and artistic certificates (proving both the level of study and prior conducting activity) a photograph of the candidate, and one video (uploaded to YouTube, Vimeo, other digital platforms, or private videos) of high-quality, taken within the last two years, no longer than 15 minutes by May 15. The details of which must be indicated on the specially formulated summary sheet.
The fee of € 28 must also reach the Academy by the same date.
The Academy will inform all candidates of the results of this first test.

b) Practical test with orchestra
This test will be held on the first day of the Course. In order to be admitted to the test, candidates must already have paid the required application fee of € 68, following the same procedures specified for the other Courses.
For this test, candidates must present the following pieces:

- Mendelssohn Symphony n. 3 in A min. op. 56 “Scottish”;
- Bartók Divertimento for strings.

During the Preparatory Course students will be able to develop the following works:

- Mendelssohn Symphony n. 3 in A min. op. 56 “Scottish”;
- Wagner from Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg: Prelude Act I
- Bartók Divertimento for strings

Students admitted to the Preparatory Course as active students, in order to be admitted to the Master Course, must pass a second practical test with the orchestra on Saturday August 4th (10 am). An additional payment of the entrance/examination fee is not required for this test.
The candidates must present the following repertoire:

- Brahms Tragic Overture in D min. op. 81
- Brahms Symphony n. 1 in C min. op. 68

During the Master Course students may develop the following works:

- Brahms Tragic Overture in D min. op. 81
- Brahms Symphony n. 1 in C min. op. 68
- Brahms Schicksalslied op. 54

Active students must pay the attendance fee of € 514.

For students admitted as active students to the Master Course the attendance fee is an additional € 123.

The best students in the Course will be invited to take part in productions by the San Remo Symphony Orchestra Foundation and the Teatro Massimo, Palermo.