Spotlight on Kaija Saariaho

Master Course for Conductors


Submission period

Tue Sep 18, 2018 at 10 PM UTC

End of submission period

Fri Feb 8 at 10:59 PM UTC

Results date

Fri Feb 22 at 5 PM UTC
The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation announces a master course for conductors between 7th – 13th April, 2019, in Budapest (Hungary).
The call is open for conductors of all nationalities.
Age limit for active conductors is 35 years, observers are accepted without age limit.
The course is suitable for advanced students and professionals with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.

PETER EÖTVÖS, conductor and composer (Hungary)
GREGORY VAJDA, conductor and composer (Hungary)
PÉTER HALÁSZ, conductor (Hungary)

Special guest: KAIJA SAARIAHO, composer (Finland)

Featuring: Danubia Orchestra Óbuda
Harp soloist: Klára Bábel

Language of the course: English, German, French, Hungarian

Rehearsals: Danubia Orchestra Studio (1033 Budapest, Flórián tér 2.)
Concert: Budapest Music Center (1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.)

Course program for conductors:
Consultations, rehearsals and concert, conductor camera recording during concert and concert recording.

Kaija Saariaho: Trans (Chester Music) - partiture provided by the foundation for active participants
Sibelius: Symphony no. 2, op. 43 (Breitkopf) - partiture to buy from the publisher

Thorough and detailed knowledge of all works is a requirement of active participation. Each active participant must provide the Sibelius score to conduct and the Trans partiture will be sent to each selected active conductor after receiving the course contribution. Therefore each active participant must provide a relevant postal address where the Foundation can send the partiture to.

Selected active participants: 700 € (to be paid until 8th March, 2019)
Observers: 100 € (to be paid before the course starts)

Details and online application form are available at Peter Eötvös Foundation web pages: