Colorado MahlerFest Masterclass in Conducting

Thursday – May 17 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Atonement Lutheran Church
685 Inca Parkway, Boulder, CO 80303

As part of MahlerFest XXXI, the Colorado MahlerFest Trustees and Artistic Director Kenneth Woods are privileged to announce the third Mahler Conducting Fellowship. Started in 2016 as part of MahlerFest XXIX, the goal of the fellowship is to identify, encourage and support emerging Mahler interpreters of potentially international importance.

The three 2018 Conducting Fellows selected this year will join Maestro Woods and musicians in a public masterclass where the featured repertoire will be the Schoenberg chamber version of Mahler’s Das Lied von der Erde (chamber version by Arnold Schoenberg and Rainer Riehn, 1983)

Chosen from an outstanding pool of applicants from major conservatories and orchestras from around the world, the three fellows will serve as assistant conductors throughout the festival and participate in daily seminars and score study sessions with Maestro Woods and Michael Young. the visiting composer David Matthews, and distinguished Mahler scholars.

The three conducting fellows for 2018 are:

Edo Frenkel
Pak Lok, Alvin Ho
Delyana Lazarova

Details about the three conducting fellows can be found HERE.

The musicians performing at the master class are:

Stacey Rishoi, Mezzo-soprano
Brennen Guillory, Tenor
Alexandra Aguire, Flute
Victoria Brawn, Oboe
Daniel Silver, Clarinet
Sarah Fish, Bassoon
Lydia Van Dreel, Horn
Amy Hearting, Percussion
Michael Young, Piano
Laura Moylan, Harmonium/Celesta
Jorja Fleezanis, Violin 1
Karen Bentley Pollick, Violin 2
Lauren Spalding, Viola
Andrew Brown, Cello
Craig Butterfield, Bass

More details about the Fellowship can be found here.