3 to 8 September 2017, University of Music Saarland
Georg Grün ranks among the most sought-after choral conductors and ... choral sound specialists in the world. In 1990, he founded the KammerChor Saarbrücken and remains its artistic director today. With the ensemble he has won major international and national choir competitions, has performed at many renowned music festivals and has regularly produced CDs for Carus-Verlag and Rondeau. Between 2000 and 2012 Georg Grün was professor of choral conducting at the Musikhochschule Mannheim, with whose newly-formed Chamber Choir he also won numerous international prizes. In 2012, Georg Grün was appointed professor at the HfM University of Music Saar, and in 2013 took on the role of conductor of the Ev. Chorgemeinschaft an der Saar. Georg Grün travels extensively both in Germany and abroad as a guest conductor, adjudicator and teacher of international master classes in choral conducting. Since 2010, he has been a mentor of the Conductors' Forum of the German Music Council and since 2015, chairman of the jury at the renowned International Chamber Choir Competition Marktoberdorf. In 2016 concerts, adjudicator work, master classes and guest conducting engagements will take him, among other places, to Italy, France, Ireland, Spain and Poland.
Zoltan Kodaly (1882-1967) – Jesus und die Krämer
Olivier Messian (1908-1992) – Cinq rechant: pour 12 voix mixtes
Antonio Lotti (1667-1740) – Crucifixus a 8 voci
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) – Trois chansons
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) Sfogava con le stelle /Si ch’ io vorrei morire (aus dem 4. Madrigalbuch)
Christoph Demantius (1567-1643) – Steh auf, und nimm das Kindelein / Es ward eine Stille in dem Himmel (aus „4 deutsche Motetten zu 6 Stimmen“)
The Conductors’ Academy focuses primarily on questions of interpretation, choral sound, intonation and the realisation thereof when conducting and rehearsing in a professional context. Particular attention is paid to baton-conducting and the individual “conductoral language” of the participants through individual conducting lessons with Prof. Grün, passive participation in the choral rehearsals and own conducting of the academy choir, the rehearsals of which are video-recorded and subsequently evaluated as part of the preparation of the candidate choral works for rehearsal and conducting.
The Conductors’ Academy will work closely with the Choral Academy headed by Prof. Georg Grün.
Active participants agree to conduct the final concert if selected by the artistic director to do so. No right to conduct exists.
The Conductors’ Academy is aimed at:
Complete application documents should be uploaded in the candidate area of the website: www.hfmsaar-summerschool.de
Application deadline: 30. June 2017
The artistic director will select from among the applicants up to eight candidates. At the start of the Conductors’ Academy, up to four active participants will be chosen following a preliminary conducting session. The remaining candidates may participate as passive participants in the Conductors’ Academy.
Once the artistic management has selected the invitees for the preliminary conducting, applicants will be notified in writing
€ 75 (includes the cost of a daily hot lunch as well as coffee, tea and bottled water for the entire duration of the Academy)
The course fee of 600 euros is financed for the selected active participants through a grant from the Peter and Luise Hager Foundation and the ME Saar Foundation. The course fee is waived for passive participants.
The costs for accommodation and meals (apart from those covered by the enrolment fee) are not included in the course fee. We are happy to help you find suitable accommodation.
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