Mendelssohn in Berlin

Intensive Workshop for Orchestra Conductors

Maestro Lior Shambadal (IL) 
Berlin Sinfonietta
F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy
April 9th –14th 2018

We are happy continue our collaboration with the Chief Conductor lior blackof 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, together with Maestro Shambadal and the Berlin Sinfonietta to work closely and focus exclusively on the great masterpieces of Felix Mendelssohn.  

Limited number of participants, no age limit and extensive orchestra rehearsals.

Besides 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.USB

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 8 GB USB stick, which they may keep and take home with them.

Participants are welcome to bring their own recording device.


IMB concert

We are happy to be invited 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.
(In the picture: Final Concert with the Berlin Sinfonietta, IMB Kammerchor and soloists performing Mozart – Requiem in front the full St. Lukas Church.)

You are more than welcome to apply here.


F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy

  • Symphony No.3 in A minor Op. 56 <Scottish>
  • Symphony No.4 in A major Op. 90 <Italian>
  • Symphony No. 5 in D minor Op. 107 <Reformation>

The participants are required to prepare all the repertoire pieces.

Photo credit: Mariam Ghazanchyan Photography