Conducting Masterclasses with Achim Holub

World Class Conducting Tuition Since 2007

Online Conducting Tuition with Achim Holub continues with new offers.THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS SERIES IS BACK:
THE COMPLETE BEETHOVEN MASTERCLASS AND COMPETITION with the London Classical Soloists will take place from 2 till 8 January 2023.
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Online Conducting Tuition

5 Sessions for €170 | $ 165 | £150
10 Sessions for €285 | $275 | £250
Additionally, you will receive a £150 or £250 voucher for any of Achim Holub’s upcoming orchestra masterclasses in 2023.The sessions include conducting technique tuition, interpretational insights, score analysis and memorizing techniques, as well as career management advice.The usual fee for a single Online Conducting Session would be €70/$65/£60.INCLUDED ARE
Either 5 or 10 One-to-One Sessions: once or twice a week Skype or Zoom sessions
Email Support: within the session period you will be able to contact Achim via email regarding specific problems
A £150 or £250 voucher for any of Achim Holub’s upcoming orchestra masterclasses in 2023.
You can pay with credit card or via bank transfer in Euros, USD or GBP.
For credit card payment please visit
Session Duration: 45 Minutes
Languages: English, German and Spanish
All sessions are private ONE-TO-ONE sessions via Skype or Zoom.
Login details will be sent to you together with confirmation of date and time of your session.
Session times will be in British Summer Time till 30 October (UTC +1), then GMT (UTC +0).
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Insights on how to apply principles of the historically informed performance practice movement
Score analysis and memorizing techniques
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies
Advice on how to organize concerts and recording sessions
Question & Answer on specific technical, interpretational or organizational topics
Talk on a pre-approved topic
Analysis of a live-session with piano or ensemble
Feedback on a performance on video or audio
Preparation for future orchestra masterclasses in London, Austria and Spain
Step 1) Use this form or send a short message with your mobile number and a selection of topics you would like to work on to
Step 2) Go to this website to book date and time of your session.

The Complete Beethoven Masterclass and Competition with the London Classical Soloists
London, Monday 2 till Sunday 8 January 2023

• one of London’s best chamber orchestras with world-class players
• a podium time of 90 minutes
• two concerts at an acoustically superb venue in Europe’s most exciting metropole
• high-quality, professional Audio and Video recordings
• 5 free Online-Tuition-Sessions before the start of the masterclass
• and of course your personal choice from the greatest works in music history!
The winner of the competition will be invited to conduct at a concert in Vienna in July 2023.With this course Achim Holub will share his experience of 20 years of collaboration with many world-class musicians and recording companies like Deutsche Grammophon Gesellschaft in talks about career planning and record producing.Furthermore, he will coach you during piano sessions on technique as well as on rehearsal preparation and give you personal feedback with comprehensive career advice.Do not miss the opportunity to receive professional instruction and valuable advice from one of Austria’s internationally most acclaimed conductors and please make sure to apply as early as possible!General Information
Venue: the courses will take place in Central West London
Number of participants: 12
Podium time with orchestra: 90 Minutes
Concert Performances: each single participant will conduct at two concerts
Online-Tuition: A 5-Sessions-Online-Tuition-Pack, worth £150, will be included in the course fee.
Additionally to piano and orchestra sessions, each participant will receive post-rehearsal feedback and one-to-one personal coaching sessions with comprehensive career advice.
Before the start of the masterclass, you will receive a free 5-Sessions-Online-Tuition-Pack, to prepare the repertoire and discuss technical and interpretational problems.
Personalized videos of your concert performance including a professional sound recording are included in the course fee.
Additionally, there will be video recordings of all rehearsal sessions.
Course starts: Monday 2 January
Course ends: Sunday 8 January
Arrival: Sunday 1 January or Monday 2 January morning
Departure: Monday 9 January or Sunday 8 January afternoon
Concerts: Wednesday 4 & Saturday 7 January 2023, 7.30pm
Course Fee: £1800 [£450 Deposit + £1350 remaining Course Fee]
Deposit: £450 [payable two weeks after receiving our offer of place]
Application Deadline: Friday, 25 November 2022, 5pm BST
A participant who applies before 16 September pays £450 Deposit two weeks after receiving our offer of place and £1150 before the start of the masterclass [the overall course fee will be £1600].
Fee Payment
There are no application or registration fees and we will try to process your application as quickly as possible.
The deposit will be due two weeks after receiving our offer of place.
Partners and family members of active participants will have free access to all sessions and concerts.Repertoire
Beethoven, Symphonies Nos. 1-9 [Bärenreiter] and Prometheus & Coriolan Overtures [Breitkopf]
We recommend working on your own choice of 4 to 6 movements/overtures.
There will be no concert performance of any movement of Symphony No. 9.
Please submit your choice at Application & Repertoire.
Participation in the competition is optional.
Both concerts will be part of the competition.
All members of the orchestra will be involved in the competition voting process.
Additionally, there will be a panel, consisting of six prominent London-based conductors, instrumentalists and music business professionals, at the second concert.
The best six results will be announced publicly after the second concert.
The winner of the competition will be invited to conduct at a concert in Vienna in July 2023.
Main focus
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Insights on how to apply principles of the historically informed performance practice movement
Score analysis and memorizing techniques
Future-oriented career management and music business survival strategies
Advice on how to organize concerts and recording sessions
Target groups
Conducting students and professionals; chorus masters; instrumentalists and music pedagogues who would like to improve their skills in ensemble leadership.
Course Languages
English, German, Spanish
To apply, use the Application Form or send an email to with your name, address, nationality, phone & mobile numbers and a short CV.
To secure your participation, please make sure to pay the deposit as soon as possible, within two weeks after receiving our offer of place, at the latest (transfer details will be sent to you together with the offer).


Please note:
The deposit for the masterclasses is only payable if we are inviting you as an active participant.
If you would like to apply via email or forward additional material, please send a message to
We usually confirm receipt of your application by email within one working day.

Participants’ Feedback

The masterclass and competition were an ideal setting for musical freedom and growth. During the workshop, Maestro Holub discussed aspects of classical interpretation, which I found immensely thought-provoking and which have influenced my approach to studying classical scores. The workshop staff are supportive and want each conductor to achieve positive growth. I look forward to my continued contact with the staff as I continue to grow as a conductor.
Karin Hendrickson, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I have never been in the company of so many great conductors in the same place, at the same time! The orchestra is also brilliant and their level of musicianship, ensemble and technique is absolutely sensational. A ‘one rehearsal’ orchestra par excellence! I learnt so much from watching them and the other conductors work. Conductors came from all over the USA, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom – Music Directors, Associate Conductors, Doctors of music, Orchestra members from the best orchestras in the world and aspiring maestros all the same wanting to take a significant step forward in their reputation as a conductor.
Matheu Kieswetter, Johannesburg
I would like to thank you again for a wonderful experience in London. I believe that this was one of the most positive experiences I've had since I had begun to conduct. Your positivity and support, together with the wonderful atmosphere and open communication with the orchestra members have truly created perfect conditions for me at this point in my professional and personal life. They allowed me to learn so much about myself and how I think about music, connect to it and experience it, while gaining more confidence in communicating my ideas about the score and emotional experiences to the members of the orchestra, and, hopefully, also the audience.
Thank you for this opportunity, your valuable feedback and priceless advice.
Yael Front, Cincinnati
I would like to thank you again for your guidance during my time in London. Some "take-aways" that I have already put into practice include:
-How to stand to exhibit stability and confidence. A simple enough concept, yet one that had never been demonstrated or spelled out to me. Sometimes it takes just the right teacher to get a point across to a student, and that was you for me.
-The continued reminder that less is more, gesturally speaking. Especially with the London Classical Soloists, it was amazing to watch you lead them with so few, and yet so effective, gestures.
Dan Whisler, Louisville, Kentucky
The conducting masterclasses with Achim Holub and the London Classical Soloist are an excellent program that combines your formation as a conductor with a complete professional experience offered by an outstanding orchestra.
It's simply perfect!
Rubén Sanchez Vieco, Madrid
The London April 2017 Masterclass with Achim Holub was a truly inspiring experience that reinforced my love for music and my passion for conducting.
As a teacher, Achim is incredibly encouraging and he really helped me to develop a greater sense of confidence as a conductor and in projecting my musical ideas.
The players of the London Classical Soloists, all highly proficient, are wonderfully supportive and very easy to get along with, demonstrating a high degree of sensitivity and flexibility.
It was clear that both Achim and the orchestra were completely dedicated to helping us to develop as conductors.
Sameer Alladin, Port of Spain
It was an experience that made me grow and from which I could learn many things. The London Classical Soloists are an exceptional orchestra and I felt perfectly at ease with them.
Davide Bontempo, Milano
Thank you very much for a wonderful course! I enjoyed the excellent teachings of Achim and Christof and the high level of the orchestra. It was a pleasure!
Roit Feldenkreis, Tel Aviv
First of all, I want to thank Achim and Christof for the very good masterclass I was lucky to attend! It was an extraordinary experience and I appreciate your very useful and valuable advice. But I particularly enjoyed working with the London Classical Soloists, who are a really good team.
Olivier Murith, Villars-sur-Glâne
I felt that I've learned a lot and, even though I realise how difficult it is to start a career in this field, my experience in London reinforced my will not to give up on that idea. The feeling of receiving from the orchestra so much love and enthusiasm for music is absolutely one of the best experiences one can have in life. I also very much appreciated the fantastic teaching, the good organisation, how extremely fair all the choices have been, and how much I felt that both Achim and Christof really gave each one personal attention besides a collaboration feeling with the whole class and orchestra.
Camilla Rossetti, Paris
Achim, thank you and Christof for the course and the time spent to share what you know with us. It was eye-opening.
Pamela Soria, Ciudad de México
Thanks a lot Achim and Christof for giving me this chance, I got so many things to learn during these days, it was not just learning about conducting.
Through the work we did, you made me feel and understand more the deep meaning about music and the real meaning about being an orchestra conductor. Thanks also to the musicians in the orchestra, they are so great.
When I was on stage with them I just felt we all were like waves in the ocean of music, we had fused together and moved together, I really enjoyed this kind of feeling with them.
Jianning Zhu, Genève


Achim Holub introduces Austrian Conducting Technique.

Some brief excerpts from masterclass sessions with Achim Holub.

Beethoven 5, 1st movement with 20 conducting students.


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