2019.11.24. - 2019.11.30.
Budapest, Hungary

Master Course for Conductors
24-30 November, 2019 Budapest, Hungary
Luciano Berio: Folk Songs, O king, Hanspeter Kyburz: Réseux, mentored composers new pieces for ensemble

Master course for conductors in cooperation
24 - 30 November, 2019, Budapest, Hungary

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a master course for conductors
between 24-30 November, 2019, in Budapest (Hungary).
The call is open for conductors of all nationalities.
Age limit for active conductors is 35 years, observers are accepted without age limit.
The course is suitable for advanced students and professionals with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.

PETER EÖTVÖS, conductor and composer (Hungary)
GREGORY VAJDA, conductor and composer (Hungary)

Guest: HANSPETER KYBURZ, composer (Switzerland)

With Hungarian Ensemble

Language of the course: English, German, French, Hungarian

Budapest Music Center (1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.)

Course program for conductors:

Consultations, rehearsals and concert, conductor camera recording during concert and concert recording.

Luciano Berio: Folk Songs (Universal Edition)
Luciano Berio: O King (Universal Edition)
Hanspeter Kyburz: Réseaux (Breitkopf & Härtel)
Donghoon Shin: new composition for ensemble
Mikel Urquiza: new composition for ensemble

Thorough and detailed knowledge of all works is a requirement of active participation. Each participant must provide his/her own scores of Berio and Kyburz pieces, the foundation provides the two new composition score.

Application material for active conductors:
online application form
video recording (Only Youtube/ Vimeo links are accepted. Please, send only one link, cut or a link of a playlist, if possible.)
curriculum vitae with repertoire list

Online application submitted through the website of the foundation is obligatory.

Up to 6 conductors will be accepted as “active” participants. The selection will be based on the video recordings provided by the applicants.
Regarding the videos, we kindly ask you to send us recordings of rehearsals instead of concerts,.
We also recommend choosing 20th or 21st century repertoire for conducting.

Application deadline: 30th September 2019

Confirmation of the active status: until 10th October 2019

Those who are not selected as active participants, are also welcome as observer during the master course.
Concerning the unique program we highly recommend to consider this opportunity as well.
Observers can attend all rehearsals, the public meeting and the closing concert.

Application material for observers:
online application form only
Observer composers could be accepted also, and have private consultations with the professors upon discussion.
Observer applications could be accepted until the beginning of the master class, but please note, that ONLY bank transfer or PayPal is possible as payment.

Selected active participants: 600 € (to be paid until 25 October, 2019):
Observers: 100 € (to be paid before the course starts)

by bank transfer to the following account:

Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation
Bank name: K&H Bank Budapest
IBAN: HU76 1020 1006 6019 4912 0000 0000

Partial attendance gives no right for contribution reduction. We accept only bank transfer or PayPal payment.

The course contribution includes extra programs:
during the course all participants receive tickets for jazz concerts in the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest Music Center and they can take part in a public meeting and concerts.

The fee does not include travel, accommodation and meal, participants shall organize it themselves. Upon request, we can help find private or hotel accommodation within walking distance of the venue. Our reliable hotel partner is Hotel Ibis Centrum in the centre of Budapest, we highly recommend their service.


25 November Consultation without orchestra

25 November Public meeting with Hanspeter Kyburz

26 – 29 November Rehearsals with ensemble at Budapest Music Center

30 November Closing concert

The rehearsals will be recorded on video partially and a short professional documentary film will be available online after the course.
The concert will be available via live stream and a conductor cam recording will be made.

Active participants will receive diploma, observers will receive attendance certificate, signed by all professors.