ICWF 2016: Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms

ICWF 2016: Mahler, Mozart, and Brahms will be held from July 29, 2016 to August 8, 2016 in Sofia, Bulgaria in partnership with the New Symphony Orchestra, Petko Dmitrov, Music Director. Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher will lead the workshop with assistance from Benjamin Loeb and additional classes led by Susan Dunn.

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  • Author Benjamin Loeb
  • Created Saturday, November 28, 2015 11:09 AM
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General Workshop Information

The International Conducting Workshop and Festival 

Grammenos and NSOSince 2002, ICWF has offered unparalleled conducting training and critique in an intensive, yet non-competitive, professional, and supportive atmosphere creating a superb opportunity to immerse oneself deeply in important standard orchestral repertoire studying with faculty of world class stature. 

For practical experience, all participants conduct both full orchestra and piano sextet. Subjects studied include conducting technique, interpretation, score study, analysis, rehearsal technique, stage deportment, and musician interaction. 

All sessions are videotaped with professional digital video/sound providing all participants an invaluable learning tool and exceptional conducting footage. There will be ample opportunity to view the video footage during the workshops. In order to provide the most enriching experience for all participants, enrollment is limited for all workshops. There are no concerts for participants.

Some of our past participants now hold or have held positions such as Berkeley Symphony Music DirectorEl Paso Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia OrchestraCharleston Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota OrchestraDetroit Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony Associate ConductorNorwalk Symphony Music DIrector, Amarillo Symphony Music Director, National Symphony Assistant Conductor,  Santa Cruz Symphony Orchestra Music Director, Buffalo Symphony Associate ConductorKansas Symphony Assistant ConductorArkansas Symphony Assistant Conductor, and many more.  Our past participants have also been accepted into the most prestigious conducting programs in the world including at The Juilliard School, the Curtis Institute of Music, the Peabody Institute, Rice University, University of Illinois, University of Michigan, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, New England Conservatory, and many more.

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