The Järvi Academy and music education of young performers is an inseparable part of Pärnu Music Festival. The Järvi Academy Conducting course 2023 takes place in Tallinn and Pärnu from 9 to 21th July.

NB! When registering for courses, please include

  • 2 YouTube links, each video 20 min long 
  • an edited biography for the programme
  • A photo in JPG format (high resolution)

An advance payment of €80 is required upon registration.
NB! In case of non-payment, the registration will not be taken into account.

NB! NEW SYSTEM FOR COURSES THIS YEAR!

Active participant
16 active participants will be selected for the courses, whose work plan will include

  • 13–20 minutes of daily work with the Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra (9.–21.07.2023).
  • 2 concerts in Tallinn and 2 in Pärnu. A maximum of 8 conductors will conduct at one concert, in Pärnu 8 + 8 (those who do not conduct at the first concert will conduct at the second concert and vice versa).
  • Active participants are selected for the courses by Paavo Järvi. The Maestro selects the conductors on the day before the concert.
  • The work will take place in Tallinn and Pärnu. The participants are allowed to film all sessions.

 

Student
Two or three students are selected for the courses, whose work plan includes

  • 13–20 minutes of work per day with the Järvi Academy Youth Symphony Orchestra (9.–21.07.2023).
  • Concerts in Tallinn and Pärnu. As a rule, the students do not conduct a concert.

Passive participant
Those who receive a negative answer will be able to participate in the courses as passive applicants, whose work plan includes

  • one lesson from Leonid Grin (with pianos)
  • 1 hour lecture (Maarit Kangron)

Auditor
If you wish, you can come to the courses as an auditor. The fee for one day is €30. Payment in cash on the spot.

Preliminary programme

– Artur Kapp ‘Don Carlos’ ouverture
– Johann Strauss ‘Künstlerleben’, op. 316
– Claude Debussy ‘Première rhapsodie’ for clarinet and orchestra, soloist Matthew Hunt
– Jean Sibelius Symphony No 1 in E minor, op. 39

Johannes Hiob ‘Father’s Land’
Charles Gounod Symphony No 1 in D major
Johannes Brahms Serenade No 1 in D major, op. 11

NB! The programme will be updated!

Participation fee

                  
Active participant 
Student 
Passive participant
Auditor  

Fee       
€2400
€1200           
€600
€30 per day

 

The deadline for registration is 30 April 2023. The results will be announced by mid-May.

The deadline for payment of the participation fee is 1 June 2023. In case of late payment, we will propose active participation to the next applicant. 

Other info:
Accommodation
Järvi Academy does not provide accommodation. It is difficult to find accommodation in Pärnu in the summer, so please book well in advance.

 Contact:
Helen Erastus
conducting@parnumusicfestival.ee

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