The second day in Voces Academy’s Scandinavian Music Weekend, eight conductors will have the unique opportunity to explore repertoire from the rich Scandinavian choral tradition with Danish conductor, Peter Hanke. The masterclass will be supported by professional singers from the Voces Copenhagen ensemble and vibrant, new London-based ensemble, Evoke.
Musical Leadership Philosophy
The Voces Academy philosophy focuses on musical leadership just as much as on conducting techniques. Through mutual exploration of the conductor’s personal approach and inspirational abilities, an individualised map of how to develop great conducting emerges.
Peter’s teaching techniques emphasize that effective choral direction can communicate inspiration, express articulation and phrasing, and take a position on musical requirements in such a way that the ensemble members feel both free and in great demand. The methodology focuses on elements of leadership in rehearsal situations, conducting technique and on the conductor’s physical communication with the ensemble, where all movement can be musical expression.
Repertoire will be chosen from the music explored during the Scandinavian Repertoire Day and comes from many different areas of Scandinavia. Composers may include Vagn Holmboe, Carl Nielsen, Svend S. Schultz, Poul Ruders, Rued Langgård, Per Nørgård, Niels la Cour, Bo Holten, Bent Sørensen, P.E. Lange-Müller, David Wikander, Sven-David Sandström, Hugo Alfvén, Wilhelm Stenhammer, Lars Edlund, Peterson-Berger. Knut Nystedt, Edvard Grieg a.o.
Full rate £85
Student rate £55
Price includes full participation in the masterclass session, repertoire package provided by Edition Wilhelm Hansen and participation in the Scandinavian Repertoire Day on Saturday 8th October.
Observers are welcome, please enquire.
St Mark’s Church
114 Hamilton Terrace
London NW8 9UT
Principles for Masterclass Admission
Voces Academy masterclasses are designed for conductors with some years of experience, post-graduate level or similar. Please submit the following in your application:
- Links to a recent video of you conducting a performance or rehearsal
Masterclass applications to be submitted by 5pm, Sunday 25th Sept
Please feel free to ask questions about the Scandinavian Music Weekend.
Contact Victoria Ely, Conductor // Producer, Voces Academy
Thanks to our partners and sponsors:
Edition Wilhelm Hansen – part of The Music Sales Group, London
The Danish Embassy, London