International Masterclass for choir conductors

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Formation à la direction de choeur
27/07/14 - 01/08/14
Vaison-la-Romaine (84)



With the Stuttgart Kammerchor in residence, worldwide acclaimed choir, under the guidance of one of the most prestigious conductor nowadays.


  • Public 

Expérimented choir conductors. Possibility for the participants to rehearse with the choir in residence after audition on the arrival day.

Some of them will conduct the closing concert.


  • Dates

Monday, July 27 (17h)

Friday, August 01st  (9h) 2014

Concert : Thursday, July 31th


  • Places

Vaison-la-Romaine, France


  • Faculty



Frieder BERNIUS (Germany)

The main characteristic of Frieder Bernius’ career has been his perpetual search for new scores, the practice of questioning traditional interpretations of European music and the fact of creating an unmistakable individual sound. Since he was convinced he could only successfully achieve his aims with his own ensembles, the organisation “Musikpodium Stuttgart” was formed under which Bernius’ activities were combined.

Furthermore he gained recognition for exposing to public attention to lesser known composers from the southwest of Germany with premiere performances of Jommelli, Knecht, Zumsteeg, Holzbauer or Kalliwoda and also Zelenka and Burgmueller. Recording these composers on CD was as important for him as the realization of the musical recordings of historically authentic performances.




Stuttgart Chamber Choir (Germany)

Thirty of more than 80 CD recordings of the Stuttgart Kammerchor have received international record awards such as: ‘Choc du Monde de la musique’ and the  ‘Edison Klassiek’ for his Schuetz and Bach recordings, the ‘Diapason d’Or de l’année’ for Mozart’s Requiem and many ‘Quarterly Awards of the German Record Critics’ for a-capella recordings. Serving as cultural ambassador for the hCultural Relations of Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bernius and his choir are constantly in touch with ensembles in the whole world.


  • Program 

Conducting technique and rehearsal technique. Interpretation class. Work on the score, with piano and with the clinic choir (active participants). Work with the tutti choir (with all participants).


  • Course 

Member : 355 €

Meals and accommodation : 211 €

Extra for individual room : 60 €



Working language : English.

The musical program  :  Bach - Fasch - Gottwald (Debussy and Ravel) will be sent to the participants three months before the Masterclass, and have to be prepared by all participants. The scores are not included in the cost of the Masterclass. All participants will receive an invitation to attend last concerts of the Festival des Choeurs Lauréats.


  • Accommodation

Centre À Cœur Joie Escapade

Holiday resort in Vaison-la-Romaine (France).

In triple rooms. Single room on request if available

  •  Registration deadline : May 30st 2014


Organized in partnership with the Festival des Choeurs Lauréats and European Choral Association - Europa Cantat.




Une initiative A Coeur Joie