21/22 June 2012, Zurich: David Zinman’s third International Master Class in Europe. Works to be studied are by Sibelius, Schumann, Bartok and Mendelssohn with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich.
On June 21/22 David Zinman will hold an international conducting class in Zurich for the third year running. Eight aspiring maestros including two women have been selected from almost 200 applicants and the standard promises to be very high. These conductors will have the honour of working for a very intense two days at the helm of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra. They will study works by Schumann, Bartok and Mendelssohn and accompany concertmaster Andreas Janke in the violin concerto by Sibelius (see programme below).
As well as his career as an internationally renowned conductor and music director of Zurich’s Tonhalle Orchestra, much of David Zinman’s life has been spent teaching the art of conducting, and he is arguably one of the most respected and eminent teachers of today. For almost 20 years he ran the famous American Academy of Conducting at Aspen, out of which emerged many fine young conductors, many of whom hold important positions with orchestras all over the world. In the USA the assistant conductors of the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland and St Louis orchestras were all pupils of David Zinman, as are many other positions held throughout other orchestras in the world.
He is also one of the only remaining conductors who studied with Pierre Monteux, and he became his assistant in London at the age of 22. Rarely seen without a score, David Zinman believes that, “ It is the combination of talent, hard work and a certain amount of luck, which results in a conducting career”. All these concerts are open to the public free of charge.
Thursday 21.6.12, 9.30/19.30
Friday 22.6.12, 9.30/19.30
Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
David Zinman, conductor
Andreas Janke, Violin
Sibelius Concerto in D minor for violin Opus 47
Schumann Symphony No 2 in C minor Opus 61
Bartók Concerto for Orchestra Sz 116
Mendelssohn Overture to ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ Opus 21
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