ICWF 2019
Beethoven, Dvorak, Stravinsky

August 6-17, 2019
New Symphony Orchestra
Sofia, Bulgaria


ICWF 2019: Beethoven, Dvorak, Stravinsky

The International Conducting Workshop and Festival is proud to announce ICWF 2019: Beethoven, Dvorak, Stravinsky held August 6 through August 16, 2019 and led by Larry Rachleff and Donald Schleicher. We will be returning to Sofia with the New Symphony Orchestra. Click here ICWF 2019: Beethoven, Dvorak, Stravinsky for more information.
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About the International Conducting Workshop and Festival (ICWF)

Since 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.

Geoff Loff

ICWF 2018 Recap

From July 27 through August 7, 2018 ICWF presented a workshop in Lviv, Ukraine in partnership with the Lviv Philharmonic, Taras Krysa, Music Director. This workshop focused on the music of Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and Berlioz and was led again by two of the most internationally esteemed conducting teachers: Larry Rachleff (Rice University) and Donald Schleicher (University of Illinois). They were assisted by Benjamin Loeb (ICWF Artistic Director). Susan Dunn (Rice) and Russell Miller (Eastman) returned as well.