Conducting Course

kostas diminakis

Conducting Course/Competition

France 26th July – 2nd August 2017

Conducting Course/Competition Opéra de Baugé

In summer 2017, Opéra de Baugé and conductor Konstantinos Diminakis will hold a conducting course at Les Capucins, Baugé-en-Anjou, France. The course is designed for advanced students of conducting and for young conductors who have concluded their professional training, wishing to extend their knowledge and experience in conducting and the interpretation of works of the symphonic and operatic repertoire under the guidance of maestro Diminakis. Moreover, selected participants will have the chance to lead actual stage piano rehearsals with singers, for this year’s productions of Opéra de Baugé.

Professional piano répétiteurs will play for the class and the Opéra de Baugé Orchestra will follow. The conducting course will be concluded with a public concert, conducted by the students and a jury panel will award honour prizes to the best contestants.

Each contestant will receive a video of his or her performance at the final concert.


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart La Clemenza di Tito – Overture
Gioachino Rossini La Cenerentola – Sinfonia
Joseph Haydn Symphony no.104
Richard Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Jules Massenet Thais – Meditation
Léo Delibes Lakmé – Flower duet

Orchestra : Opéra de Baugé Orchestra

Language : English

Course duration : Friday, 26th July to Wednesday, 2nd August 2017

Public final concert : Tuesday, 1st August 2017, 7 pm

Fees :

Active participants (limited to max.10) : EUR 890.–, including full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and lodging at Baugé-en-Anjou. It is possible for students to arrive earlier than 26th July and attend the dress rehearsals and premieres of Opéra de Baugé performances. The price remains the same.

Application :

  • CV, including details of music education and conducting experience
  • Video link(s) (if possible) of the applicant conducting

To be sent to :

Application deadline : 15th June 2017.

Registration fee : Applicants who are admitted as active participants must pay a non-refundable registration fee of EUR 200,- after their acceptance. It will be deducted from the course fee.

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