Colorado MahlerFest Masterclass in Conducting

Thursday – May 19 – 1:30pm – 3:30pm
Canyon Theatre – Boulder Public Library

As part of MahlerFest XXIX, the Colorado MahlerFest Trustees and incoming Artist Director Kenneth Woods have established a Mahler Conducting Fellowship to identify, encourage and support emerging Mahler interpreters of potentially international importance.

The three 2016 Conducting Fellows selected this year will join Maestro Woods and musicians in a public masterclass where the featured repertoire will be the Stein chamber version of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony.

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, the visiting composer Kurt Schwertsik, and distinguished Mahler scholars.

The three conducting fellows for 2016 are:

Boon Hua Lien
Francis Scully
Michael Young

Details about the three conducting fellows can be found here.

The musicians performing at the master class are:

Jonathan Borja – Flute
Kim Brody – Oboe
Jake Beeman – clarinet
Con Pappas – Percussion
Amy Hearting – Percussion
Joshua Horsch – Piano
Jessica Nilles – Piano
Chris Jusell – Violin 1
Yenlik Boudabay – Violin 2
Alyssa Bell – Viola
Andrew Brown – Cello
Jared Connor – Bass
Christina Adams – Soprano

More details about the Fellowship can be found here.