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2012 International Institute for Conductors Accepting Applications

Location: Romania
The 13th International Institute for Conductors, scheduled for June 9-23, 2012, will accept up to 12 conductors for two weeks of conducting, study and music making with faculty Robert Gutter (Music Director, Philharmonia of Greensboro), Ovidiu Balan (Music Director, Bacau Philharmonic) and Charles Gambetta (creator of the Laban-based Embodied Conducting™ method). Week 1 provides students with an extraordinary range of conducting opportunities including an emphasis on the “Classical” sized orchestra repertoire and the enormously successful “Conducting with Soloists” program in which students work with soloist and orchestra on a concerto they choose from an extensive list of the standard concerto repertoire. Week 2 is devoted to 19th and 20th century repertoire for large orchestra. Participating conductors will each receive 160 minutes of podium time with full orchestra, 60 additional minutes with string quintet and piano plus daily video review sessions with faculty. The Bacau Philharmonic returns for its 9th year as host orchestra. A fully professional 75 member orchestra, it presents more than 120 concerts a year throughout Europe and Asia. The 2012 Institute repertoire will include: Brahms Symphony No. 2, Beethoven Symphony No. 3 (‘Eroica’), R. Strauss Don Juan, Liszt Les Prèludes, Mozart Symphony No. 41, J. Strauss Jr. Die Fledermaus Overture, Schubert Symphony No. 8 (‘Unfinished’), Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture, Debussy Nocturnes, Stravinsky Firebird Suite (1919) and more. (See the complete list on the website after Jan. 2, 2012). All participants will conduct on two of the Institute’s four public concerts. The faculty may extend an invitation to one conductor for a full concert with the Bacau Philharmonic next season. Fee: US $2,995 includes hotel (shared double room) with breakfast for 14 nights. Applications accepted until program is full, but those submitted by April 2, 2012 receive priority consideration. Find complete details including student endorsements online at: or contact Charles Gambetta at (336) 643-8730.