A master class is a well-known form of sharing experience and learning new things through the vigorous activity of the participants solving the task assigned to them. The idea of the First Moscow International CHORUSLAB Master class is that recognized masters in the field of international choral performance demonstrate their unique working techniques to their young colleagues
Participants and listeners will have the opportunity to join the process of birth of musical masterpieces, for some time become students of recognized masters, which is not available in real everyday life
We hope that this master class will be the beginning of a long-term cooperation with our foreign colleagues in order to exchange creative experience
Young choirmasters from all over the world will have a unique opportunity to take a serious week-long master class under the guidance of the Master Class Leaders: the famous German maestro Frieder Bernius and a specialist in Russian choral music, one of the leading representatives of the modern Russian choral conducting school, Aleksei Petrov
Three dates mark important events in the artistic career of Frieder Bernius. In 1968 he founded the Kammerchor Stuttgart (Chamber Choir of Stuttgart) with the intention of raising the a cappella choir music to the level of professional orchestral music..
Aleksei Petrov is a graduate of the A.V. Sveshnikov Moscow Choral School. Candidate of Art History. Laureate of all-Russian and international competitions. Member of the Presidium of the All-Russian Choral Society..
Classes will be held during the week, during which each participant of the master class will participate in rehearsals of choirs as well as receive individual consultations from the Leaders
Active participants of the master class will have the opportunity to work with choirs: this is a young, but already professionally proven Vocal Ensemble ARIELLE, led by a graduate of the Moscow Conservatory Elmira Dadasheva, as well as two collectives of the Academy of Choral Art named after Victor Popov: Students Choir and Chamber Choir, led by Associate Professor Aleksei Petrov
The result of the week-long master class will be a concert at the Moscow International House of Music, where two sections of masterpieces of Russian and German choral art will be performed under the guidance of active participants in the master class and Leaders
From 20 to 40 years old
Higher or incomplete higher education in the specialty «choral conducting»
The selection of choirmasters for the master class will be based on video recordings on a competitive basis. Those wishing to take part must, no later than 01 March 2022, send an application to the email address firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the name, age, information about the place of study / work and education received
A video must be attached to the application, which must show the candidate in the process of conducting a choir of a piece of his choice. Based on the selection results, no more than 12 active participants and no more than 12 passive ones will be invited to participate in the master class