24, 25, 26 June 2020


Ammodo conducting masterclass

Tickets & Programme
Due to Covid-19 travelling restrictions, American conductor Earl Lee is unable to attend. Instead, Martijn Dendievel from Belgium will take part in the Ammodo masterclass
June 2020 Wednesday 11:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2020 Wednesday 19:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2020 Thursday 11:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
June 2020 Friday 11:00
Het Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
The Netherlands
past concert
Gustav Mahler Symphony No. 4: Ruhevoll (movement 3)
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 4: Allegro energico (movement 4)
Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 5: Allegro con brio (movement 1)
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 41, KV 551, 'Jupiter': Andante (movement 2)

The Concertgebouworkest’s conducting masterclass is invaluable to the conductors participating, to the young musicians attending as listeners and to music lovers looking to learn more about the fascinating interaction between conductor and orchestra. This season, the masterclasses are being given by Iván Fischer, one of the Concertgebouworkest’s most popular guest conductors.


In the conducting masterclass with Iván Fischer, each of the four participants will conduct the orchestra each day. Iván Fischer will give each participant specific feedback about what he or she needs in order to grow and develop further as a conductor. This may include musical ideas, conducting technique, rehearsal technique, listening, communication, and leadership. The participants will also receive feedback from members of the orchestra.

Talent development

Like the Concertgebouworkest itself, Iván Fischer attaches great importance to education and talent development. He regularly gives masterclasses, and has even developed a hot chocolate concert series for young children, as well as surprise concerts and ‘one-forint concerts’ with his own Budapest Festival Orchestra, which he has successfully led for thirty-five years. The various festivals and open-air concerts he has initiated in Budapest have drawn thousands of listeners.


This masterclass is made possible with the generous support of Ammodo.
Watch the livestream of each session here.


Masterclass session 1

Wednesday 24 June 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Mahler / Santonja
Brahms / Wincor
Beethoven / Dendievel
Mozart / Niemeyer

Masterclass session 2

Wednesday 24 June 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Mahler / Wincor
Brahms / Santonja
Beethoven / Niemeyer
Mozart / Dendievel


Masterclass session 3

Thursday 25 June 11 a.m. - 13 p.m.

Mahler / Dendievel
Brahms / Niemeyer
Beethoven / Santonja
Mozart / Wincor

Masterclass session 4

Friday 26 June 11 a.m. -13 p.m.

Mahler / Niemeyer
Brahms / Dendievel
Beethoven / Wincor
Mozart / Santonja