WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August
WEEK TWO 5 to 12 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 invited to hone their craft through practical experience and tuition that is focused on their individual needs.
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. A camcorder will be available in orchestral sessions - all students
are asked to bring their own labelled standard SD card if they wish to create a
record of their work.
The course is structured to provide all students with daily technique
sessions, musicianship classes, score preparation and rehearsal techniques.
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.