Masterclass with Maestro Kenneth Kiesler Nov 2015

IMB Proudly Presents: 16th International Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors

Kenneth Kiesler (USA)
Berlin Sinfonietta
Mozart, Beethoven, Prokofiev
November 2nd – 7th 2015

We are happy to announce our 16th masterclass that will be led by the world Kiesler.Kenneth
renowned “Mentor of Conductors” and GRAMMY® nominated conductor, Maestro Kenneth Kiesler.  Maestro Kielser visits to Europe creates an incredible opportunity to experience his highly regarded and important approach to teaching the art of conducting. Kiesler, known for his in approach and interpretations of the classical era, has chosen a program for this masterclass who deals with various aspects of the music of that era, and it’s reflections on the Neo-Classical period.

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Prof. Metters on critical aspects of conducting including studying the score, musical analysis, conducting technique and string technique.  We will have four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional and dedicated musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.  All the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert.

The course will be taught primarily in English, and secondarily in German. If you don’t speak these languages, and you would like to participate in the masterclass, we will make our best effort to provide a translator. Please mention that in your application.


The masterclass will take place in “Miete” district, which is the heart of the city, and close to all the attractions that the city has to offer. The modern and intimate concert hall is located next to the big, famous Synagogue in Oranienburgerstr. 28. Click for more information

All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive their videos on a 8 GB USB stick, which will be given to them by IMB and which they may keep as a gift and take home with them.

NEW: Professional multi angel HD filming of the final concert with enhanced sound quality.

We look forward to this exciting masterclass.  You are very welcome to apply here.


W. A. Mozart
Symphony No. No. 31 in D major, K. 297/300a <Paris>

W. A. Mozart
Ballettmusik zur Oper Idomeneo K. 367 (No. 1 & 2)

S. Prokofiev
Symphony No. 1 in D major op. 25 <Classical>

L. v. Beethoven
Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus Overtüre, Op.43

L. v. Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 in A major op. 92

The repertoire for this masterclass is carefully chosen by Maestro Kiesler. These masterpieces have a very strong connection to one other, and the masterclass’ participants are expected to prepare the whole program.