RULES

RULES

Teacher: M° GYÖRGY G. RÁTH
Orchestra: Győr Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: from June 20 until June 25 2020
Place: Richter Concert Hall, Győr Aradi vértanúk útja 16, 9021, Hungary (1 hour 30 minutes from Vienna, 1 hour from Budapest)

Programme of the Course
Fees and requirements for the application
Passive students
Meals and accommodation
Opportunities
Summary
Final provisions
Application

PROGRAMME OF THE COURSE

The masterclass is directed to conductors who want to increase their musical experience and work as professionals in the world of classical music;
The masterclass will follow the following 3 (three) steps:

STEP 1 – FROM FEBRUARY 1 UNTIL MAY 1 2020
SELECTION OF THE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS.
The participants will be chosen through the selection of curricula and videos;
The selection will be made by M° Ráth and by Classics Management;

STEP 2 – JUNE 20/21 2020 
LESSONS WITH 4 HANDS PIANO
A maximum number of 20 participants will be admitted;
Each candidate will have no less than 20 minutes of podium time per day;
The selected participants will conduct 4 hands piano on the repertoire of the masterclass;
At the end of the two days M°Ráth will choose the students that will be admitted to the next phase with the orchestra;
The candidates that will not be admitted to the next phase as active students will have the opportunity to attend all the classes as passive students without the payment of any additional fee;

STEP 3 – JUNE 22/24 2020
LESSONS WITH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
A maximum number of 12 active participants will be admitted;
Each candidate will have no less than 25 minutes of podium time per day;
The selected participants will have daily podium sessions on the following repertoire:
B. Bartók: Divertimento for Strings Sz. 113
J. Brahms: Symphony n° 1 in C minor op. 68
L. van Beethoven: the 9 Symphonies*

* The IV movement of Symphony number 9 in D minor can be chosen only until before the entrance of the solo Baritone (Presto Ms. 216)

The lessons with the orchestra will be recorded and at the end of the day the students will discuss with the M° about their performance with the help of the recording;

FINAL CONCERT
On Thursday June 25 at Richter Hall will take place the final concert with Győr Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the students;
Our intention is to offer to all the active students the opportunity to conduct the final concert, though the final decision will be taken by M° Ráth;

FEES AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION

STEP 01
In order to apply the candidates will have to send the following documents:
– Proof of payment of € 25 as application fee ;
– CV in English;
– Two links to videos of the candidate conducting (the choice of the video is up to the candidates; the videos must be visible in streaming);
– Recommendation letters (not mandatory);

The candidates that will be admitted will be informed within May the 5th 2020;

STEP 02
In order to participate the candidates will have to send the following documents:
– Participation fee of € 275;
– Hi-res portrait picture (only face);

The required documents must be sent within May the 10th 2020;

STEP 03
The candidates that will be selected will have to pay a participation fee of € 800;

PASSIVE STUDENTS
Passive students are not admitted except for the students that will participate to the piano session (STEP 02);

OPPORTUNITIES
The organization and the teacher, by common consent, will recommend the best students to the following institutions:

Győri Filharmonikus Zenekar (Hungary);
I Solisti Aquilani Chamber Orchestra (Italy);
Hungarian National Radio Television Symphony Orchestra (Hungary);
Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary);
Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana (Spain);
Witold Lutoslawsky Chamber Orchestra (Poland);

To the final stage of the masterclass will be invited representative of International Artists Agencies.

SUMMARY
Deadlines:

To apply : May 1 2020
To send the required documents for STEP 02: May 10 2020

Fees:
Application fee: € 25
Fee for the candidates admitted to STEP 02: € 275
Fee for the candidates admitted to STEP 03: € 800

Total amount of fees for the candidates that will have access to STEP 03: € 1100

MEALS AND ACCOMMODATION
Meals and accomodation are up to the participants;

FINAL PROVISIONS
The courses will be activated with a minimum number of students;
The application fee will not be returned in any case, except the cancellation of the courses, in that case the students will be promptly advised;
The application to the course implies the full acceptance of the present rules;
The organization will give prompt notification of any modification of the rules that may occur; In case of controversy the legal forum is Budapest’s;