Conducting Masterclasses with Achim Holub

World Class Conducting Tuition Since 2007

Online Conducting Tuition with Achim Holub continues with new offers.THE VIENNA MASTERCLASS will take place from 15 till 21 August 2022.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

Special Offer June till December 2022
5 Sessions for €175 or £150
10 Sessions for €300 or £250
Due to the overwhelming success of Achim’s Online Conducting Classes in 2020 and 2021 he will continue giving private One-to-One Online Sessions in 2022.
The sessions include conducting technique tuition, interpretational insights, score analysis and memorizing techniques as well as career management advice.
Included are
Either 5 or 10 One-to-One Sessions: once or twice a week Skype or Zoom sessions
Additionally, there will be personal email support within the session period.
The usual fee for a single Online Conducting Session would be €70/£60.
You are saving €175/£150 or €400/£350.
Email Support: within the session period you will be able to contact Achim via email regarding specific problems
Payment: for payment details please visit Fee Payment
Orchestra Masterclass Discount: if you book a 10-Sessions-Package, the fee of €300/£250 will be discounted on any of our upcoming masterclasses with orchestra
Additional Details
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).
Session Content
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
Session Formats
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
How to Apply
Step 1) Use this form or send a short message with your mobile number, a selection of topics you would like to work on and - if available - a video-link to one of your recent performances to achim@achimholub.com.
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

THE WORLD'S MOST SUCCESSFUL CONDUCTING MASTERCLASS SERIES IS BACK!You get:
• 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.
Video
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.
Dates
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
Fees
Course Fee: £1800 [£450 Deposit + £1350 remaining Course Fee]
Deposit: £450 [payable two weeks after receiving our offer of place]
Early-Bird Discount: £200
Early-Bird Deadline: Friday, 16 September 2022, 5pm BST
Application Deadline: Friday, 28 October 2022, 5pm BST
Example
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.
Competition
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
Application
To apply, use the Application Form or send an email to info@conductingmasterclasses.com 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).

The VIenna Masterclass
Achim Holub teaches Austrian Conducting Technique
Vienna, 15 till 21 August 2022

This masterclass is for conductors who would like to be initiated into the secrets of the world famous Austrian conducting tradition in an intensive seven days course.Austria has always been known for its legendary conductors, be it Hans Richter, Felix Mottl, Gustav Mahler, Felix von Weingartner, Erich and Carlos Kleiber, Clemens Krauss, Karl Böhm, Hans Rosbaud, Josef Krips, Herbert von Karajan, Erich Leinsdorf, Michael Gielen, Nikolaus Harnoncourt or more recently Hans Graf, Manfred Honeck and Kirill Petrenko.But it is not only the legacy of Achim Holub´s famous compatriots, it is also the extraordinary quality of tuition, practical and theoretical, at Austrian music colleges which is world class.
Many of the most successful conductors of the post-war era studied either with Hans Swarowsky in Vienna - Claudio Abbado, Ádám and Iván Fischer, Mariss Jansons, Dimitri Kitaenko, Zubin Metha, Giuseppe Sinopoli - or with Milan Horvat in Graz, most prominently Fabio Luisi.
You will go on a journey of discovery, pinning down technical traditions and trying to find out what the great Austrian composers Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Bruckner, Mahler, Berg, Schoenberg, Webern, and of course J. Strauβ, expected from the performers of their music.All this will take place in Vienna, one of the world's most beautiful and inspiring cities.Additionally, active participants are entitled to a free 5-Sessions-Online-Tuition- Package, worth €175, which is included in the course fee.As usual, please get in touch with us as soon as possible via the Application Form or info@conductingmasterclasses.com.General Information
Number of participants: 12 active participants
Sessions: daily technique and interpretation sessions with piano for all active participants, one-to-one personal coaching and talks on the European music business including career strategies.
Main focus
Conducting technique and communication of interpretational concepts
Score analysis
Visualization and memorizing techniques
Efficient preparation of parts and rehearsals
Future-oriented career management and music business strategies
Advice on how to organize concerts and recording sessions
Dates
Course starts: Monday 15 August 2022
Course ends: Sunday 21 August 2022
Arrival: Sunday 14 August or Monday 15 August morning
Departure: Sunday 21 August afternoon or Monday 22 August
Location: Central Vienna
Online Tuition
Included in the course fee is a free 5-Sessions-Online-Tuition-Package with Achim Holub, worth €175.
Fee
Fee for active participation: €600, $625, £520
Fee for passive participation: €150, $155, £130
Deposit (only for active participants): €200, $210, £170
Application Deadline: Friday, 29 July, 5pm CEST
Example:
A participant who receives our Offer-Of-Place pays €200 deposit within one week and €400 remaining course fee on Friday 5 August 2022.
Fee Payment
You can pay the fee via Credit Card, Apple Pay. Google Pay or Bank Transfer in Euros, US-Dollars or GBP.
There are no application or registration fees and we will try to process your application as quickly as possible.
The deposit will be due one week after receiving our offer of place.
The remaining course fee will be due on Friday 5 August 2022.
Partners and family members of active participants will have free access to all sessions.Repertoire
Franz Schubert | Symphony No. 8 (NSA No. 7) b-minor D. 759, “Unfinished” [Bärenreiter Neue Schubert Ausgabe]
Johann Strauβ, Sohn | "Frühlingsstimmen", Walzer Op. 410 [Breitkopf & Härtel]
Gustav Mahler | Symphony No. 1 D-major [Universal Edition 1967]
Additionally, you are going to work on a selection of some of the most famous and difficult conducting problems. A PDF with excerpts will be sent to you before the start of the masterclass.
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
Application
To apply, use the Application Form or send an email to info@conductingmasterclasses.com 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 one weeks of receiving our offer of place, at the latest (payment details will be sent to you together with the offer).

APPLICATION & CHOICE OF REPERTOIRE

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 info@conductingmasterclasses.com.
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

VIDEO

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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