WEEK ONE 29 July to 5 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Cappella Chamber Choir

Chamber Orchestra

Choral Workshop 1

Composers’ Workshop

Masterclass for Singers

Piano Accompaniment

Practical Conducting

Score Learning and General Musicianship

The World of Wind Chamber Music

Voices in Harmony

Wind Conducting

Wind Ensemble

WEEK TWO  5 to 12 August

Alexander Technique and Chi Kung

Art of Choral Direction

Choral Masterpieces Choral  Course

Choral Workshop 2

Journey Through Jazz

Lighter Side Choral  Course

Masterclass for Singers

Orchestral Conducting Course

Piano Course

Score Learning and General Musicianship

Symphony Orchestra

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Rodolfo Saglimbeni returned to live in his native Venezuela in 1987 to become one of its leading conductors. He studied at the RAM (where he won many prizes) with Colin Metters, George Hurst and John Carewe and in Rome with Franco Ferrara. He was first runner up at the Besançon  International Competition for Conductors and also won fellowships from the British Council and the Philharmonia Chorus. He was Associate Conductor of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra  and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho Symphony Orchestra. He  is  also currently the  Artistic  Director  of  the  Caracas  Municipal Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela and the Universidad Nacional de Cuvo Symphony Orchestra in Mendoza, Argentina.      

Rodolfo’s concerts are regularly broadcast on radio and television in Venezuela and the South American Network. He has conducted symphonic, operatic and ballet repertoire extensively in Italy, Spain, France, the USA and many South American countries including his recent debut at the legendary Colon Theatre in Buenos Aires. His recordings on CD, radio and television include Beethoven’s  Ninth Symphony and he works of many Latin American  composers.  

He  holds  the position of professor of conducting at the University Institute for Musical Studies in Caracas and the Mozarteum School. As a founder member of “El Sistema” in the provinces of Venezuela, he has been tutor and advisor in conducting for many young conductors including Gustavo Dudamel, who started his conducting studies in one of the workshops and seminars organised periodically by the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. Apart from his main conducting activities and his work at Sherborne Summer School of Music, Rodolfo organises seminars for conducting students of professional and youth orchestras, music schools and universities in Europe and South America.

John Longstaff   Biography