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The 70th International Master Class in Orchestral Conducting

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Vienna, Austria

04 - 08 January 2022

Conductors (active participants) - €2000,
Auditors (passive participants) - €500

Deadline for Applications:
till the class is full

Günter Neuhold

Maestro Günter Neuhold

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United Europe Orchester

United Europe Orchester

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January 4, Tuesday, First day: String-Quintet January 5, Wednesday, Second day: String-Orchestra January 6, Thursday, Third day: Classical Orchestra January 7, Friday, Fourth day: Classical Orchestra January 8, Saturday, Fifth day: Classical Orchestra dress rehearsal and concert

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A Certificate of Completion will be issued to each participant, whether active or passive, after the final public concert.

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About the Faculty:

Günter Neuhold


Günter Neuhold was born in Graz, Austria, in 1947. In 1969 he completed his studies at the Graz Conservatoire with a masters degree. He then followed advanced courses in Rome with Franco Ferrara and in Vienna with Prof. Hans Swarowsky. Between 1972 and 1980 he was engaged at various German opera houses, a period he closed as first Kapellmeister in Hannover and Dortmund.

After winning several competitions (Florence 1st prize 1976; San Remo "Marinuzzi" 1st prize 1976; Vienna "Swarowsky" 2nd prize 1977; Salzburg "Böhm" 1st prize, 1977 Milan, "Cantelli" 3rd prize 1977), he began an international career.

From 1981 to 1986 he was Music Director at the Teatro Regio di Parma, where he devoted most of his time to Verdi operas and Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica "Arturo Toscanini". From 1986 to 1990 he was Chief Conductor and Musical Director of the Koninklijk Filharmonisch Orkest van Vlaanderen in Antwerp, which achieved an international reputation during this period and toured in Germany, Italy, Great Britain and France. Günter Neuhold was General Music Director at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 1989 to 1995. In Karlsruhe he performed a Richard-Strauss-Zyklus and the "Ring des Nibelungen". From 1995 to 2002 he was General Music Director and Artistic Director at the Theater der Freien Hansestadt Bremen. From 2008 to 2014 he was Chief Conductor and Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfonica de Bilbao. From 2018/19 he is Principal Guest Conductor of the Hungarian National Symphony Orchestra Szeged.

Beside his permanent engagements he conducted the following orchestras: Wiener Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Staatskapelle Dresden, Philharmonia Orch., Orchestre National de France, WDR Köln, mdr Leipzig, NDR Hamburg und Hannover, SWF Baden Baden, SDR Stuttgart, RSO Berlin, Gürzenich-Köln, HNPO Budapest, ORF, RAI, Orch. Sinf. Naz. Torino, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Orch. Teatro Mass. Palermo, Orch. Sinf. Siciliana, La Fenice Venezia, BBC-Cardiff, Capitole Toulouse, Bordeaux Aquitaine, Orchestre Philharmonic de Nice, Orch. Philh. Monte Carlo, RTVE Madrid, Real Orqu. Sinf. de Sevilla, Liceu Barcelona, Orqu. Sinf. de Madrid, Bilbao, San Sebastian, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Granada, Gulbenkian, Malmö S.O., Singapore Symphony, Qatar, Malaysian, Shanghai, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Incheon, Masan, Changwon, Busan, Tokyo Philharmonic, Metropolitan, Yomiuri, Orquesta SinfГіnica Nacional de Argentina, Filarmonica Teatro ColГіn, CГіrdoba, Orqu. Sinf. de Süo Paulo, Sinf.Brasileira RJ, Orqu. Sinf.Nacional, OFUNAM Mexico City, Guanajuato, Guadalajara, Radio-TV-Tchaikovksy Moskau, Canadian B.C. Vancouver, Ontario Phil, ABC Australia Melbourne, Auckland.

He has conducted operas at the Wiener Staatsoper, Scala Milano, Opernhaus Zürich, Staatsoper Dresden, Nationaltheater München, Berliner Staatsoper, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Komische Oper Berlin, Oper Leipzig, State Opera Budapest, Teatro Real Madrid, Opéra Monte Carlo, Chatelet, Opera National de Paris, Teatro Colon Bs.As., Grand Théatre de Genéve, Bordeaux, Capitole Toulouse, Opera Nat. du Rhin Strasbourg, Den Norske Opera Oslo, Göteborgs Operan, Teatro Sao Carlos Lisboa, Opera Roma, Teatro Com. Bologna, Genova, Teatro Mass. Palermo, Catania, Philadelphia Opera, NNTTokyo, Tours in USA, Japan and Russia.

Festivals: Salzburger Festspiele 78, 80, 83, 86, 11-1985 Vaticano- Beethoven Missa Solemnis – Eurovision, Festival de Radio France-Montpellier, Vlaanderen Festival, Biennale Venice, Enescu Festival Bucarest 98 Musikfestspiele and Intern.Strauss Festival Dresden,.Colorado Music-Festival 99. Granada Festival 2000, Festival de Santander, Musika-MГєsica Bilbao, Busan MARU.

His Discography contains: Bach-St. Matthew Passion, BartГіk-Bluebeard’s Castle, Concerto for Orchestra, Berg-3 Pieces for Orchestra op. 6, Berlioz-La Damnation de Faust, Brahms-Symphony No.1, Bruckner-Symphony No.4, Franck-Symphony in D minor, KodГЎly-HГЎry JГЎnos-Suite, Dances From Galanta, Liszt- Schreker-2. Hungarian Rhapsodie, Liebermann-Concerto for Jazzband etc, Mahler-Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, Marschner-Der Vampyr, Puccini-Madama Butterfly (1904), Rihm-Premiere recordings, Schnittke-Piano Concerto, Schönberg-Gurre-Lieder, Schreker-Kammersinfonie, Schulhoff-Piano Concerto, Jos./Joh. Strauss-Various, Stravinsky-Rite of Spring, Tschaikowsky-Symphony No.5, Verdi-Requiem, Wagner-The Ring, Wolf-Ferrari-La Vita Nuova.

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United Europe Orchester

United Europe Orchester

The United Europe Orchestra – was founded in 2008 and initially dedicated itself to the musical period known as Viennese Classicism. Since then, it has been performing in various smaller formations, as well as a symphonic orchestra.

The orchestra puts all its heart into a broad repertoire, interpreting works from the Viennese Classicism period, Viennese operetta, as well as from the Baroque period all the way to contemporary compositions.

The orchestra, always captivating with its musical brilliance, regularly performs alongside renowned soloists, such as Paul Badura-Skoda, Benjamin Schmid and Natalia Ushakova, and plays under the baton of accomplished conductors, including Karolos Trikolidis, Johannes Wildner and Ralf Kircher.

Over the past four years, the United Europe Orchester has appeared in around 450 concerts in Vienna, Lower Austria and Styria.

United Europe Orchester

United Europe Orchester

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Vasily  Yurkevich

Vasily Yurkevich

Principal Guest Conductor of the United Europe Orchester

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