Week One 28 July to 4 August
Week Two 4 to 11 August
Weeks 1 & 2 extra curricular activities
All students who play orchestral instruments are expected to bring them to play in the class ensemble. Students who are competent pianists will be asked to assist with playing piano reductions and may wish to acquire knowledge of them in advance.
The course will start at 14.30hrs on Sunday afternoon. In this session all students will be invited to conduct a short section of a movement of their choice from the set repertoire so that the tutors can make a preliminary assessment continued
The George Hurst Conductors’ Course
directed by Rodolfo Saglimbeni with Denise Ham and Toby Purser
The George Hurst Conductors’ Course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost summer programmes for training conductors. Students from intermediate to advanced levels are invited to hone their craft through practical experience and tuition that is focused on their individual needs.
The course is aimed at conducting students in full time study, professional
performers, educators and amateurs wishing to develop their conducting skills.
The ethos of the class is collaborative, friendly and supportive.
All participants receive podium time in individually tutored workshops with
a class ensemble or piano. For more advanced students there are repertoire
sessions with a larger orchestra in the afternoons from Monday to Friday and on
Thursday evening. A camcorder will be available in orchestral sessions; all students
are asked to bring their own labelled standard SD card if they wish to create a
record of their work.
The course is structured to provide all students with daily technique sessions,
musicianship classes, score preparation and rehearsal techniques.
Observers and can participate in technique sessions and the class orchestra. They do not receive individual tuition but towards the end of the week there is an opportunity for them to conduct if they wish.
assisted by John Longstaff