Masterclass with Maestro Shambadal November 16

IMB Proudly Presents:
23rd International Masterclass for Orchestral Conductors in Berlin:

Maestro Lior Shambadal (IL)
Berlin Sinfonietta
Tchaikovsky, Dvořák, Shostakovich
November 7th – 12th 2016

We are happy to collaborate again with the Chief Conductor of the Berliner Symphoniker, Maestro Lior Shambadal. Maestro Shambadal, born in 1950, is a very sought after conductor with a long international career as an opera and concerts conductor. As a teacher he gives several masterclasses for conductors each year. In this masterclass we will have the opportunity to work closely with Maestro Shambadal and the Berlin Sinfonietta on three great masterpieces for string – orchestra. Maestro Shambadal will approach this vast field from three perspectives of three great composers. Limited number of participants. No age limit. Extensive orchestral rehearsals

lior blackBesides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Shambadal on critical aspects of conducting including studying the score, musical analysis, and conducting technique. Like always we will hold four orchestra rehearsals (4 hours long each) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.

All the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert.

All of the conductors will receive a professional recording of the final concert with high sound quality and HD video.

The course will be taught primarily in English and secondarily in German, though Maestro Shambadal speaks fluently several languages.
All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive his or her videos on a 16 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them.  Participants are welcome to bring their own recording device.

You are more than welcome to apply here.


P. I. Tchaikovsky
Serenade for Strings in C major Op. 48

A. Dvořák
Serenade for Strings in E major Op. 22

D. Shostakovitch (arr. R. Barshai)
Chamber Symphony in C minor Op. 110a

The participants are required to prepare all the repertoire pieces.

Photo credit: Mariam Ghazanchyan Photography