Masterclass with Kenneth Kielser

IMB Proudly Presents:

The First Viennese School
Musical and Technical Approaches to Performing
the Orchestral Music of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert

3rd – 8th March 2013 with Kenneth Kiesler and the Berlin Sinfonietta

We are happy to join forces with the world renowned “mentor of conductors,” Maestro Kenneth Kiesler.  It is a rare opportunity in Europe to experience his highly regarded and important approach to teaching conducting.

Besides intensive active conducting sessions with a professional orchestra, each one of the participants will have the chance to work with Mr. Kiesler on critical aspects of conducting including studying the score, musical analysis, conducting technique, and working with the string sections.  Mr. Kiesler will also teach the art of vocal coaching and conducting recitatives and arias, with professional opera singers.  There will be two sessions with a string quintet and piano, and four sessions (each 4 hours long) with the professional musicians of the Berlin Sinfonietta.  All the participants will have the chance to perform in the final, public concert.

The number of participants is limited to ten who will be selected from all the applicants. There is no age limit and conductors at all levels are advised to apply.

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.

All the sessions with the orchestra will be video recorded, and each participant will receive a DVD.  Participants are welcome to bring their own recording device.

The repertoire for this masterclass is carefully chosen. These masterpieces have a very strong connection to one other, and offer an overview of one of the most important and influential eras of music and culture.

Here is the detailed schedule.

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


J. Haydn

Symphony no. 104 in D major

W. A. Mozart:

Symphony no. 41 in C Major KV 551 <Jupiter>
Selected Recitativi Accompagnati from Le Nozze di Figaro:
•Act III Scene 8: 
19. Recitativo ed Aria: Recitativo: ‘E Susanna non vien’ Aria: ‘Dove sono i bei momenti’
•Act IV Scene 10: 27. Recitativo ed Aria: Recitativo: ‘Giunse alfin il momento’ Aria: ‘Deh vieni, non tardar, o gioia bella’

Theila Nini Goldstein – Soprano

L. v. Beethoven

Symphony no. 2 in D major Op. 36
Concerto for Piano and orchestra No. 1 in C major Op. 15
Alexander Frey – Pianist

F. Schubert

Symphony no. 5 in Bb Major D. 485


The participants must prepare all the repertoire pieces

Repertoire list last updated on 02.01.2013


We would like to express our enourmous gratitude to the Juedische Gemeinde zu Berlin, and specially to Mr. Kosche for cooperating and supporting us on this masterclass.


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