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Hong Kong International Conducting Workshop 2020

Dates: 12-17 January 2020
Orchestra: Hong Kong Sinfonietta


For Workshop Participants:

  • Receive instructions and valuable insights from the master conductors  
  • Conduct a professional symphony orchestra
  • The workshop will be open to a maximum of 8 Participants (age 40 or under):
  • Each Participant will receive approximately 100 minutes of podium time complemented by a video review
  • Each Participant will receive a video of their participation
  • 3 Participants selected by the master conductors will have an opportunity to conduct in a Showcase at the end of the workshop

For Observers:

  • Part of the workshop (14 – 17 January) will be open to Observers

 


Master Conductors


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YIP Wing-sie

Music Director, Hong Kong Sinfonietta

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Christoph POPPEN

Principal Guest Conductor, Hong Kong Sinfonietta

Principal Conductor, Cologne Chamber Orchestra

Artistic Director, Marvão International Music Festival

 

*Due to unforeseen circumstances, Mr Jorma Panula is not able to attend the Conducting Workshop.


Workshop Repertoire

  • Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98: 1st movement & 2nd movement
  • Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite (for full orchestra)
  • Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor, D759, “Unfinished”: 1st movement
  • Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, “Pathétique”: 1st movement

Schedule

Workshop Days 1 & 2:
Pre-podium Classes with Master Conductors
 (exclusive for Participants)

Venue: Hong Kong Sinfonietta Office, 7/F, Winsan Tower, 98 Thomson Road, Wanchai

 

12 January 2020 (Sunday)

  • 11:00-12:00: Briefing session with Margaret Yang (CEO of Hong Kong Sinfonietta)
  • 15:00: Attend Hong Kong Sinfonietta Good Music for Kids concert at Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

 

13 January 2020 (Monday)

  • 10:00-13:00: Pre-podium Class with Yip Wing-sie
  • 14:00-17:00: Pre-podium Class with Christoph Poppen

 

Days 3 – 5: Sessions with Orchestra (open to Observers)

Venue: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

 

14 January 2020 (Tuesday)

  • 10:00-12:30: Orchestra Session with Yip Wing-sie

            [Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, 1st movement]

  • 14:00-16:30: Orchestra Session with Christoph Poppen

            [Schubert: Symphony No 8 in B minor, 1st movement]

  • 16:45-19:00: Video review session with Yip Wing-sie & Christoph Poppen

 

15 January 2020 (Wednesday)

  • 10:00-12:30: Orchestra Session with Yip Wing-sie

            [Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite]

  • 14:00-16:30: Orchestra Session with Christoph Poppen

            [Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, 1st movement]

  • 16:45-19:00: Video review session with Yip Wing-sie & Christoph Poppen

 

16 January 2020 (Thursday)

  • 10:00-12:30: Tchaikovsky with Yip Wing-sie

            [Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, 1st movement]

  • 14:00-16:30: Brahms with Christoph Poppen

            [Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, 2nd movement]

  • 16:45-19:00: Video review session with Yip Wing-sie & Christoph Poppen
  • End of session: Announcement of the 3 participants selected to conduct in the Workshop Showcase and their repertoire

 

Day 6: Workshop Showcase (free admission to public*)

Venue: Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

17 January 2020 (Friday)

  • 10:00-13:00: Dress rehearsal
  • 19:30: Workshop Showcase

 

Programme
Schubert : Symphony No 8 in B minor, D759, “Unfinished”: I Allegro moderato
Conductor: Hu Xiaobo

Brahms:  Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98: I Allegro non troppo
Conductor: Leung Shu-ming, Jeff

Brahms: Symphony No 4 in E minor, Op 98: II Andante Moderato
Conductor: Gaddiel Dombrowner

Tchaikovsky: Symphony No 6 in B minor, Op 74, “Pathétique”: I Adagio – Allegro non troppo
Conductor: Umberto Clerici
 

*Click here to register for the showcase!

  • Maximum 2 tickets for each registration
  • Age limit: 6+

List of Participants

Chan Lok-sang Andre (Hong Kong)     
Umberto Clerici (Italy)
Gaddiel Dombrowner (Israel)
Hu Xiaobo (China)
Lee Jae-hwan (South Korea)
Leung Shu-ming (Hong Kong)
Yeung Fan (Hong Kong)

Notes

  • Submitted application materials (including the recordings) will not be returned
  • The workshop will be documented for archival and promotional purposes. Photographs, audio and visual recordings may be printed in publications or broadcast on TV, radio, or the internet. By joining the workshop, you agree to waive any rights relating to the participation in the workshop, including all visual, audio and application materials.
  • The Organizer reserves the right to make changes to the details of the workshop.
  • In case of any dispute, the Organizer reserves the right of the final decision.

Enquiries

Email: hkconducting@hksinfonietta.org