International Masterclasses Berlin

International Masterclasses Berlin Integrity, Reliability and Professionallity IMB is the leading organization worldwide for International Masterclasses for Orchestral Conductors.

International Masterclasses Berlin is a group of motivated and exciting professional musicians, led by condcutor Gil Raveh, who gathered to make a change and suggest a different way for music studying, teaching and performing in the orchestral conducting field. Our team consists of very experienced musicians, from all the musical performing, production, managing and teaching fields. Based in Berlin, Germany, ”the creative capital of Europe”, we cooperate with some of the most important institutes and facilities and providing the highest level of learning atmosphere possible. In our philosophy, we see the participant in the center of our courses.to whom we offer a unique overall “suit”, which sews all the aspects of courses from a such into a one unified idea – the musical performance. Therefore, we always have an open to the public final concert in the end of the course. For us, the final concert is the culmination of a whole week of intensive studying, rehearsing, practicing and discussing. We believe that each one of the active participants in our courses MUST have the opportunity to participate in a real concert, in order to be able to express, what they gained during the week. In order to maintain high teaching standards and to make the course as rewarding as it can be, we always limit the number of participation to 10 active participants. In some cases to 12 but never more. This to guarantee longer and more focused time with the teacher and the orchestra, and above all taking decent part in the final concert. Our long years experience in organizing different musical event, from opera productions to a large scale international masterclasses gives us a vast perspective about how these courses should be organized and executed, logistically and artistically. We see the participants experience at the top of our priorities and we are trying to make thier participation, as well as their stay in Berlin as productive and rewarding as we possibly can. We hope to to see you in one of our next courses. You are welcome to apply on our website, or contact us for more details. The IMB team

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20/09/2020
Join our BEETHOVEN MMXX until the end of the month and enjoy our early birds offer! 🎼 🐦 🎶 IMB Not like the others
17/08/2020

Join our BEETHOVEN MMXX until the end of the month and enjoy our early birds offer!
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BEETHOVEN MMXX
Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe
5th, 7th and 1st Symphonies
November 2020
Limited places available.
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Great memories from last year’s masterclass with Maestro Mark Laycock! This December we will have the chance to work wit...
08/08/2020

Great memories from last year’s masterclass with Maestro Mark Laycock! This December we will have the chance to work with him on three Symphonies by Beethoven. The 3rd, the 4th and the 8th. Few places in special rate still available. Join the Berlin Sinfonietta and Maestro Laycock in Berlin for a unique experience of teaching and learning, culminating in a festive final concert:
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BEETHOVEN MMXXMaestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe 5th, 7th and 1st Symphonies November 2020Limited places available.IMB Not ...
03/08/2020

BEETHOVEN MMXX
Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe
5th, 7th and 1st Symphonies
November 2020
Limited places available.
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Just for fun :)
30/07/2020

Just for fun :)

*BEETHOVEN MMXX*Early birds offers are still on... not for long! :) Join us in Berlin for a great double celebration wit...
26/07/2020

*BEETHOVEN MMXX*
Early birds offers are still on... not for long! :) Join us in Berlin for a great double celebration with The Berlin Sinfonietta, two distinguished Maestros, six symphonies and one Beethoven!
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Thank you to our friends for the overwhelming responses to ourBEETHOVEN MMXX celebrations!It’s going to be one for the b...
14/07/2020

Thank you to our friends for the overwhelming responses to our
BEETHOVEN MMXX celebrations!
It’s going to be one for the books!
Special offers still available. Contact us!
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What’s is your favorite 5th? Post in the comment, only conductor and orchestra. We have only one rule for this game: NOT...
10/07/2020

What’s is your favorite 5th?
Post in the comment, only conductor and orchestra. We have only one rule for this game: NOT CARLOS KLEIBER!
Shoot!
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Finally!! BEETHOVEN MMXX Vol. IIThe First, the Fifth and the SeventhWe are happy to announce our first collaboration wit...
09/07/2020

Finally!!

BEETHOVEN MMXX Vol. II
The First, the Fifth and the Seventh

We are happy to announce our first collaboration with Maestro Charles Olivieri-Munroe! We believe that this program, with this Maestro doesn’t require any explanations. Limited number of places.
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Good “luck” to everybody!  😇 👼
07/07/2020

Good “luck” to everybody! 😇 👼

Applications have now closed! 164 conductors from 50 countries worldwide applied! On 19 October 2020 the pre-selection jury will announce which 24 candidates will be invited to the selection rounds in Rotterdam in December 2020.

Congratulations to ALL winners of the Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg!
06/07/2020

Congratulations to ALL winners of the Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg!

Great memories from a great masterclass, with great group of conductors and great teacher, Maestro  Mark Laycock. Join u...
06/07/2020

Great memories from a great masterclass, with great group of conductors and great teacher, Maestro Mark Laycock. Join us in Berlin for a week with Beethoven’s Eroica and more. It is much more than “just” a masterclass!
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01/07/2020

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BEETHOVEN MMXX EROICA with Mark LaycockDecember 2020BerlinIMBNot like the othershttp://www.international-masterclasses-b...
30/06/2020

BEETHOVEN MMXX
EROICA with Mark Laycock
December 2020
Berlin
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http://www.international-masterclasses-berlin.de/masterclasses-2/

BEETHOVEN MMXX - 250th Anniversary
A Symphonic Celebration in Two Volumes
Apply now, free of charge, and join us in Berlin! Limited number of places!
(Link in the first comment)
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BEETHOVEN MMXX - 250th AnniversaryA Symphonic Celebration in Two VolumesApply now, free of charge, and join us in Berlin...
29/06/2020

BEETHOVEN MMXX - 250th Anniversary
A Symphonic Celebration in Two Volumes
Apply now, free of charge, and join us in Berlin! Limited number of places!
(Link in the first comment)
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International Masterclasses Berlin's cover photo
29/06/2020

International Masterclasses Berlin's cover photo

GET READY!BEETHOVEN MMXX!IMB Not like the others
28/06/2020

GET READY!
BEETHOVEN MMXX!

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Always good to remember ;)
14/06/2020

Always good to remember ;)

Browsing through some conductors’ biographies... It looks like Bernstein, Chelibidache, Ferrara and other prominent conductors, even from our current days, have had a long list of “students”, that continuously “name dropping” their teacher’s names on every occasion.
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The teacher of your teacher doesn’t say or imply anything, specially if a teacher present himself as an established artist. Period.
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13/06/2020
10/04/2020
Wagner Parsifal symphonic suite Erich Leinsdorf

To all of our friends around the world - Happy Easter, Happy Pessach, best wishes and good health!
Take care, study scores, and we will see each other soon with great music!
Cheers!
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https://youtu.be/av0J3sgoI8g

Richard Wagner Symphonic suite from Parsifal Erich Leinsdorf conductor Vorspiel zum 1.Aufzug 00:00 Vorspiel zum 3.Aufzug 18:05 Karfreitagszauber 22:40 [Good ...

29/03/2020
Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro

What a great conductor!
Carl Schuricht!
Expect the unexpected with this live performance. To imagine that you could actually sit in a concert hall and witness this kind of performance with such quality and innovation is quite unbelievable in comparison to the concert experience in our days. (Pre-Covid-19). The current Covid-19 situation is probably beyond repair. Listen to the whole symphony for a complete and very “roller coaster” like experience. Carl Schuricht is a name to remember.
https://youtu.be/cdpK14kMXbQ

Provided to YouTube by NAXOS of America Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550: I. Molto allegro · Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra Carl Schuricht conducts Moz...

This one has its own charm...Interesting recording, with great emphasis on the uniqueness of the orchestration, with spe...
26/03/2020
Brahms: Haydn Variations, SWDR, Horenstein

This one has its own charm...
Interesting recording, with great emphasis on the uniqueness of the orchestration, with special “chamber music” like approach to the wood-winds section. Guten Appetit, Enjoy!
https://youtu.be/SAjWqgs4RTk

Johannes Brahms: Variations on a theme by Haydn, Op. 56a Orchestra of the SWDR, Baden Baden cond. Jascha Horenstein Studio rec., early stereo, late 1957

24/03/2020
Haydn: Symphony in F minor, H.I No.49 -"La passione" - 4. Finale (Presto)

Check out this great authentic performance of the 4th movement of Haydn 49th. Taken from the times when DG were also into music. Anyway, this 1950’s recordings box of Haydn symphonies with Scherchen is strongly recommended to get your curiosity running. All with a definitive warm orchestral sound and electrifying playing. Enjoy and take it easy!
https://youtu.be/Yd7MhgVQvHQ

Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Haydn: Symphony in F minor, H.I No.49 -"La passione" - 4. Finale (Presto) · Vienna State Opera Orchestra · Herma...

23/03/2020
St Lukaskirche der Berliner Stadtmission

Yesterday at 18h @ St. Lukaskirche, our second home, Gerd Rosinsky, our dear friend, joined many other musicians in Germany with Beethoven 9th on the organ in the gallery.
Stay strong, we will be back!
“Ihr stürzt nieder, Millionen?
Ahnest du den Schöpfer, Welt?
Such’ ihn überm Sternenzelt!
Über Sternen muß er wohnen.”

Heute 18 Uhr Ode an die Freude von Beethoven. BITTE GESUND BLEIBEN mit Gottes Segen

20/03/2020
HAYDN: Symphony No. 88 in G major / Krauss·Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks

We are sorry if we were a bit to heavy yesterday. From now on, only uplifting, but still very special. What can be more uplifting than Haydn 88? It’s enough to listen to the introduction alone in order to get an idea about this unique performance. Try it! 😉Clemens Krauss and Bayrische Rundfunk. Classical simplicity with strong personality and distinctive sound...this is what we like. Enjoy and take care!🙂
https://youtu.be/ffTEB6ncax4

I. Adagio - Allegro 4:47 II. Largo 5:53 III. Menuetto. Allegretto 4:31 IV. Finale. Allegro con spirito 3:20 클레멘스 크라우스 (지휘) Clemens Krauss (conductor) 바이에른 방송...

19/03/2020
Tragic Overture Op.81

No no, we didn’t forget 🙂 here it is:
This is an explosive one: 💥💥💥
Brahms Tragic Overture
Knappertsbusch Live!
If you think you know this piece, then I would suggest that you should fasten your seatbelts. And if you have the guts, do yourself a favor, and listen until the END! You have the time, so no excuses! Enjoy! 💥
https://youtu.be/qgl2OAmHDCY

Provided to YouTube by Believe SAS Tragic Overture Op.81 · Hans Knappertsbusch, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Brahms : Piano Concerto No. 2 - Tragic Overture...

18/03/2020
W. A. Mozart: Symphony nº 41 "Jupiter" - Lorin Maazel - Sinfónica de Galicia

Everyday we will start to share videos of performances we consider excellent. Hope you’ll enjoy. All comments are welcome.
This time: Mozart Symphony no. 41 with Lorin Mazzel. What a great conductor! This is how you do it!
Stay healthy:)

https://youtu.be/C6EOb86YdIs

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Sinfonía nº 41, en do mayor, K 551 "Júpiter". Allegro vivace (00:26) Andante cantabile (13:29) Menuetto (Allegretto) (26:46) Molto a...

17/03/2020
Charles Munch: Ravel Daphnis et Chloé Suite No. 2 (ONF, 1966)

I wanted to post two videos of this great orchestral piece, you know, to compare. This one, and another one, by a very “successful“, not so young anymore, South American baton waver, currently working in the USA. But then... I figured out, there’s nothing to compare... here we see the crème de la crème of real conducting. Enjoy!

https://youtu.be/BicwGIPZiXk

Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 Charles Munch / ON de l'ORTF Live in Tokyo, 8 Oct. 1966 Tremendous interpretation!!!

With all the insanity going on, and the very intense masterclass we had last week, we have forgotten to mention the birt...
15/03/2020

With all the insanity going on, and the very intense masterclass we had last week, we have forgotten to mention the birthday of one of our most appreciated and loved musician/conductor in history, Hans Knappertsbusch (12.03.1888)! Kna is from an era when conducting was considered high art, which demanded a bit more than an Instagram account, a crooked agent, and a weasel PR agency.
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We know that it could be difficult to imagine that there were quite good conductors born before 1990, but believe us, there were quite a few impressive ones.

Happy Birthday!

14.03.2020AT THIS MOMENT WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THE MASTERCLASS "BEETHOVEN MMXX" IN APRIL.THE MASTER...
14/03/2020

14.03.2020
AT THIS MOMENT WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING MORE APPLICATIONS FOR THE MASTERCLASS "BEETHOVEN MMXX" IN APRIL.THE MASTERCLASS IS TAKING PLACE FOR NOW, UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE! PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL FOR FURTHER INQUIRIES.
STAY HEALTHY AND TAKE CARE FROM IMB

13/03/2020
St Lukaskirche der Berliner Stadtmission

We tried to push it until the end, but unfortunately, today we were forced to break the masterclass before its last day.
We are happy that we could do it until today from Monday, and that most of the class took place. It was a fascinating week with Maestro Julien Salemkour, a great group of conductors and two dedicated soloists!
We still hope that we will be able to do our BEETHOVEN MMXX Masterclass in the end of April.
STAY HEALTHY EVERYBODY!
Take care,
IMB

Guten Tag, die Veranstaltung wird verschoben und findet nicht statt!!!

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