SHE LIVES Conducting course and laboratory for contemporary music
Prof. Andreas Luca Beraldo
She Lives is an Italian musical association leader in the promotion of modern and contemporary music. We had the privilege to work with some of the most important institutions and artists in the international panorama: Solisti della Scala di Milano, Roma Opera House, Accademia Chigiana, Filarmonica Romana, Fondazione Scelsi, Royal Embassy of Norway, Swiss Institute in Rome, Warner Classics, Naxos and great artists such as Peter Eötvös and Lasse Thoresen.
This year we are happy to announce our first conducting course held by Andreas Luca Beraldo in connection with the already established Budapest Master Class in Composition run by composers Sidney Corbett and Alessio Elia. A further partner is the Composition Competition of the Ensemble Impronta, in its second edition.
The aim of the course is to face important subjects of the contemporary repertoire both theoretically and practically, in order to solve conducting problems with the aim of developing strategies for the autonomous preparation of the repertoire. Another very important aspect of the course is the close cooperation with the participants of the composition master class in order to encourage the exchange of ideas keeping in mind both the point of view of the interpreter and that of the composer.
Professor: Andreas Luca Beraldo
Period: 16-23 August 2020
Place: House of Music, Budapest.
Ensemble in Residence: Camerata Pelsonore – String Orchestra (220.127.116.11.2)
Concert 1: 19.08.2020 in House of Music
Concert 2: 23.08.2020 in House of Music
The aim of this concert and of the rehearsal time is to efficiently prepare the student for a significant repertoire. The works will be assigned to the participants by the teacher individually.
The second concerts consists of the pieces written by the participants to the composition master class. Those pieces will be provided to the conducting course students via e-mail after the registration deadline. The aim of this concert and of the rehearsal time is a close collaboration with the composers. The pieces will be assigned to the students individually by the teacher.
In the first day of the course participants and the teacher will select other pieces to be studied theoretically. The pieces available to be discussed are: Stockhausen Zeitmaße, Schönberg Pierrot Lunaire, Stravinsky Histoire du Soldat.
Courses and work schedule
Every active participant is entitled to have private lesson. This will be coordinated and scheduled individually. The rest of the lessons are group lessons. Participants are invited to prepare all the works that are the study subject of the course.
Active and passive participation
Active participants will conduct the orchestra in both rehearsal periods and are entitled to have individual lessons. Participants are invited to prepare all the works that are the study subject of the course.The teacher has the right to not include students in the final concerts of the course if the level of preparation is not sufficient.
Passive participants are entitled to be present at all rehearsals and group lessons as well as at meetings and joint seminars with the composition class. However, they will not have the opportunity to conduct the orchestra or receive individual lessons.
The general course language is English.
Other languages possible are German, Spanish, Italian and French
Registration and costs
For active participation:
Registrations must be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (e-mail header: CONDUCTING MASTER CLASS) with the following documents attached:
The course is limited to 6 active participants.
Through the evaluation of the videos, candidates will be assigned to the courses or as active or passive participants (announcement of the selection will be on 15.06.2020)
The remaining fee (450 € for active participants or 100 € for passive participants) must be corresponded no later than 22.06.2020 to the Bank account written below.
People who wish to apply directly as Passive participant can register until 15.08.2020. In order to apply send an e-mail to email@example.com with receipt of payment of 200 EUR and a copy of your identity card or passport.
Bank transfer to:
Associazione SHE LIVES
Banca Prossima – Milan Branch, Piazza Paolo Ferrari 10, 20121 Milan
Address SHE LIVES: Piazza della Libertà 20, 00192 – Roma
“Andreas Luca Beraldo’s great knowledge of the repertoire and musical culture gives him a natural authority that always makes his work with orchestras effective.” (Arturo Tamayo)
Andreas Luca Beraldo studied orchestral conducting with Arturo Tamayo, Marc Kissóczy and Klaus Arp, choral conducting with Frieder Bernius, Georg Grün, Harald Jers and Christoph Siebert and school music with Robert Göstl and Andreas Winnen in Lugano, Mannheim and Cologne.
He also received important impulses in masterclasses with Michael Luig, Hans-Christoph Rademann, Kaspars Putnins, Adriano Martinolli, Kurt Suttner, Jean-Philippe Wurtz and Peter Eötvös.
He has conducted at important festivals for contemporary music such as CAFe Budapest, oggimusica in the Italian Switzerland, Forum Neue Musik in Mannheim and the Festival Risonanze Armoniche in Italy. He has worked in renowned venues such as the BMC Budapest Music Center in Hungary, the LAC / Lugano Arte e Cultura in Switzerland or the YAMAHA Concert Hall in Vienna.
Beraldo has been on the podium of numerous orchestras such as the Orchestra of Italian Switzerland (OSI – orchestra della svizzera italiana), the Baden-Baden Philharmonic Orchestra, the Plovdiv Philharmonic Orchestra, the Karlovy Vary Symphony Orchestra, the Württemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and the Kurpfalz Chamber Orchestra. He has also conducted the “900 presente” ensemble of the Conservatorio della Svizzera Italiania on several occasions.
Among the choirs Beraldo has conducted are the University and Chamber Choir of the Musikhochschule Mannheim, the Gächinger Kantorei Stuttgart, the Junges Ensemble der Liedertafel Mannheim, the Ensemble Vocapella Limburg and the Beethovenchor Ludwigshafen.
Beraldo has a great interest in promoting contemporary music, which is reflected not only in his conducting activities and the premieres of numerous works but also in founding an ensemble and a publishing house highly devoted to contemporary music. Since 2012 he has been chairman and conductor of the ensemble “Impronta – Ensemble für neue Musik e.V.” and since 2014 managing director of the music publishing house “Impronta – Edition UG”. Both the ensemble and the publishing house were founded by him together with violinist Jeanne Vogt.
He also studied arranging and orchestration with Andreas N. Tarkmann. Many of his works have been published by “Impronta”. His orchestration of Claude Debussy’s “Six Épigraphes Antiques” is distributed by Alkor / Bärenreiter.
In 2014, in cooperation with ARTE and ZDF, he conducted for the recordings of Charley Bowers’ soundtracks for four silent films.
In 2018 he was invited as a jury member to the international competition for conducting in contemporary repertoire “Giancarlo Facchinetti” in Brescia.
He currently lives and works in Mannheim.