WEEK ONE 30 July to 6 August
WEEK TWO 6 to 13 August
The George Hurst Conductors’ Course
directed by Rodolfo Saglimbeni
with Denise Ham and Toby Purser
assisted by John Longstaff
The George Hurst Conductors’ Course is internationally recognised as one of the foremost summer programmes for training conductors. Students from intermediate to advanced levels are welcomed as participants or observers to hone their craft through practical experience and tuition that is focused on their individual needs. Repertoire is carefully selected to deepen musical understanding and develop a broad range of conducting techniques.
The course is aimed at conducting students in full time study, professional
performers, educators and amateurs wishing to develop their conducting skills.
The ethos of the class is collaborative, friendly and supportive.
All participants receive podium time in individually tutored workshops with
a class ensemble or piano. For more advanced students there are repertoire
sessions with a larger orchestra in the afternoons from Monday to Friday
and on Thursday evening. The course is structured to provide all students
with daily technique sessions, musicianship classes, score preparation and
Observers are welcome from all musical backgrounds and at any level and can
participate in technique sessions and the class orchestra. They do not receive
individual tuition but towards the end of the week there is an opportunity for them
to conduct if they wish.