Masterclass 2017

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ACVA 2022-06-11 Mozart-Poulenc (55)kleinst

Mozart Requiem 2022


Marc Korovitch


Silvère van Lieshout




For the third time, the Academy of Vocal Arts organizes
a masterclass for choir conductors with affinity for working
with children and youth.

Marc Korovitch (choir master of the Swedish Radio Choir) and
Silvère van Lieshout (former director of the Academy of Vocal Arts)
will work with a maximum of 8 active participants.

The programme will finish with a concert that is open to public.
Passive participants are welcome to observe the masterclass as well.
Active participants will get the opportunity to work with both
high level children- and youth choirs as well as
with chamber choir ACVA VOCES.
They develop their skills in rehearsing and conducting
through musicality and technique.



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June 13th: arrival
session with Marc Korovitch and Silvère van Lieshout
practical lesson with choirs

June 14th: session with Marc Korovitch
practical lesson with choirs

June 15th: session with Silvère van Lieshout
chance to observe lessons to the educational groups
practical lesson with choirs

June 16th: general rehearsal and concert
in the Waalse Kerk at The Hague


Active participants (conductors) should be no older
than 40 years of age. Candidates should include a CV
and a recording with either an amateur choir or with
professional singers demonstrating their work as a conductor
(see below for the information where to send your application to).

The two teachers will select the candidates for active participation.
The decision on active participation will be taken before
April 26th 2023. Those candidates not selected are
most welcome to attend as observing conductors.


Requiem – Maurice Duruflé
(Introitus, Kyrie, Sanctus, Agnus dei, with organ)

Wolcum – Benjamin Britten
(uit: A Ceremony of Carols, with piano accompaniment)

When this is over – Daniëlle van Lieshout

Salve Regina – Miklos Koscár

Old Abram Brown – Benjamin Britten

Petite messe en couleurs – Richard Ram

Szellö zúg – Lajos Bárdos

Terms and conditions:

The teachers will determine the active participants’ schedule.

The Academy of Vocal Arts reserve the right to make
video- and audio recordings of rehearsals and concerts
intended for media or educational purposes.
Participants are not entitled to any
remuneration for these recordings.

• Passive participants are not allowed to record
audio or video during the rehearsals or the concert.

Travel and accommodation:

All participants will organize and pay their own transportation to the locations. Participants also organize their own accommodation. However, the Academy of Vocal Arts can provide assistance in finding accommodation if needed.


June 13th, 14th & 15th: Academy of Vocal Arts,
Haringstraat 60, 2586 XZ, The Hague

June 16th: Waalse Kerk,
Noordeinde 25, 2514 GB, The Hague


Active participants: €485,-
Passive participants: €110,-


April 20th: closing date for applications (prolonged: before it was April 5th!)

April 26th: decision of admission as an active participant

May 6th: deadline of payment of the selected participants

June 13th: start of the masterclass at 10.00h
(detailed schedule will be sent upon admission. It can be
requested earlier if necessary for applying to participate)

June 14th: second day of the masterclass

June 15th: third day of the masterclass

June 16th: general rehearsal and concert in the Waalse Kerk


Active participants
Please send the following documents to mentioning
‘Application Masterclass Choir Conducting’ in the subject:

1. A recent CV mentioning your musical activities, conducting experience,
teachers, list of repertoire, courses taken etc.

2. A video recording of your conducting

Passive participants

There is no age limit or admission for passive participants.
However, they do need to register by sending an e-mail to mentioning
‘Observing Masterclass Choir Conducting’ in the subject.