IMB Proudly Presents:
32nd International Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors in Berlin:


Prof. Roberto Paternostro (Vienna)
Berlin Sinfonietta
Soloists TBA
G. Verdi
February 26th – March 3rd 2018

We are happy to collaborate again for the third time  after our very successful Opera Workshop VOL I with one of the world most distinguished concerts and opera conductors, Prof. Roberto Paternostro. 
For this Opera Workshop, Prof. Paternostro chose to Preludes, Arias Duets and Terzetts  from Verdi’s great operas.  It is a unique opportunity to work closely with Prof. Paternostro and learn from his rich and vast experience as an opera conductor. 10258317_10203815679182154_5659748471875198413_o

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Prof. Paternostro on critical aspects of opera conducting with strong focus on the work with voices and the preparation of the singers as well as the specific technical aspects of opera accompaniment. Be prepared for an intense week of coaching sessions with the three singers, score studying and musical analysis, as well as conducting technique. Like always we will hold four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.

All of the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert. All of the conductors will receive a HD recording of all rehearsals and of the final concert. The recorded sessions will be given to each participant on a 8 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them.

Participants are welcome to bring their own recording devices.

The course will be taught primarily in English and secondarily in German, though Prof. Paternostro speaks fluently several languages.

The selection of these pieces are a great challenge even for experienced conductors and orchestras. Working in details with Maestro Paternostro on the musical and technical
issues during the orchestra rehearsals, and the preparations for the final concert, will contribute a lot for the conducting and rehearsing skills of the participants of this masterclass.


Address: Bernburger Str. 3-5, 10963 Berlin
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For this masterclass we are happy to be in14721515_1069077163213234_484529085899357940_nvited to hold the masterclass week including the final concert in the very intimate St. Lukas Church, in the center of Berlin, (Bernburger Str. 3-5, 10963). The church has great atmosphere and its regular concert visitors. We are thankful that the masterclass’ final concert was inserted to the church’s concert season programs, and expecting many audiences. (image: Berlin Sinfonietta and English Choir Berlin performing Händel’s Messiah) at the final concert of a masterclass, in front the full St. Lukas Church.)

You are more than welcome to apply here.


G. Verdi

Preludes, Arias Duets and Terzetts from Il Trovatore, La Traviata, Rigoletto
For specific numbers, click here.


Prof. Paternostro, students and two soloist @ IMB Opera Workshop VOL I, February 2017