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Master Course for Conductors - Spotlight on Kodály and Rihm
10-15. June 2017.
Budapest Music Center
1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation in cooperation with the Budapest Music Center announces a master course with orchestra for conductors between 10th-15th June, 2017 in Budapest (Hungary).

The call is open for conductors of all nationalities. The course is suitable for  advanced conducting students and professional conductors with special interest in contemporary music repertoire.


Péter EÖTVÖS - conductor and composer (Hungary)

Gergely VAJDA - conductor and composer (Hungary)

Featuring: Danubia Symphony Orchestra Óbuda

Special guest
Wolfgang RIHM
- composer (Germany)

Language of the course: English, German, French, Hungarian

Course program:

Wolfgang RIHM: Verwandlung 2 (Universal Edition)

Zoltán KODÁLY: Variations on a Hungarian Folksong "The Peacock" (EMB Budapest, Universal Music Group)

: Háry János-suite (Universal Edition)

Thorough and detailed knowledge of all three works is a requirement of active participation. Each participant must provide his/her own scores.

Venue: Budapest Music Center (1093 Budapest, Mátyás u. 8.)

Application material for active conductors:  online application form, video recording, curriculum vitae with repertoire list, photo. Online application submitted through the website of the foundation  ( is obligatory.

Up to 12 conductors will be accepted as “active” participants. The selection will take place based on the video recordings (youtube / video links) provided by the applicants. Regarding the videos, we kindly ask you to send us recordings of rehearsals instead of concerts, and we also recommend choosing 20th or 21st century repertoire for conducting.

Application material for observers: online application form only.

Age limit: For active conductors is 35 years, observers are accepted without age limit.

Application deadline: 23rd April, 2017

Confirmation of the active status will be sent until 1st May, 2017

Those who are not selected, are also welcomed as observer during the master course. Concerning the unique program we highly recommend to consider this opportunity as well.

Course fee:

Selected active participants: 700 € (to be paid until 15 May, 2017)

Observers: 100 € (to be paid before the course starts)

To be paid by bank transfer to the following account:

Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation
Bank name: K&H Bank Budapest
IBAN: HU76 1020 1006 6019 4912 0000 0000

(Partial attendance gives no right for fee reduction)

The course fee includes extra programs: during the course all participants receive free tickets for jazz concerts in the Opus Jazz Club in Budapest Music Center and they can take part in concerts.

The fee does not include travel, accommodation and meal, participants shall organize their accommodation. Upon request, we can help to find private or hotel accommodation within walking distance of the venue.


Scholarships are available, applicants should indicate their request on the application form and a recommendation letter must also be enclosed.
Please note: we can not accept requests after we close the application process and the Foundation has the right not to provide any scholarships. 

Course schedule (Draft)

9 June  Arrival of participants

10-11 June 
Consultation without orchestra, lecture about Zoltán Kodály

12-15 June 
Rehearsals with orchestra

14 June 
Public meeting with Wolfgang Rihm in the BMC Library

15 June 
Closing concert in the BMC Concert Hall conducted by the selected conductor participants

16 June 
Departure of participants

The conducting sessions and the concert will be recorded on video and a short professional documentary film will be available online after the course. The concert may be live streamed, all participants agree as they take part in the event.

Diplomas and certificates

Active participants will receive diploma, observers will receive attendance certificate, signed by all professors.

Special thanks:

The Peter Eötvös Contemporary Music Foundation is thankful for the support of the Budapest Music Center, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, Goethe Institute Budapest.


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