5th Walter Strauss Choral Conducting Masterclass
26 Jan 2020 – 01 Feb 2020, Ankara, Turkey
Aim group: conductors
Organisers: Choral Culture Association and Turkish State Choir
The 5th Walter Strauss Choral Conducting Masterclass will host renowned conductor Josep Vila i Casanas. One week long masterclass features not only conducting lessons and lectures, but it also gives the opportunity to work with the 30-years-old professional symphonic choir of Turkey on a diverse repertoire.
The masterclass lasts 7 days and has more than 10 conducting lessons with the guest conductor and local conductors. It also includes 4 specialised seminars on choral conducting, at least 12 hours of rehearsal with a professional choir and a closing concert led by active participants. Guest conductors until now include Paulo Lourenço (PT), Lorenzo Donati (IT), and Ragnar Rasmussen (NO). The future editions will feature Josep Vila i Casanas (ES – 2020) and Maria Guinand (VE – 2021). The participation is open for 6 active and 30 passive students.
Turkish State Choir is a member of TENSO Network since 2019.