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Mathias Elmer
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Subject :1st International Opera Conducting Masterclass with Maestro Ralf Weikert

State Opera Ruse, with the support of the Association "European Center for Culture", presents the 1st International Masterclass for Opera Conducting, led by the unsurpassed Maestro Ralf Weikert.

Maestro Weikert, born in St. Florian, Austria, has an undeniably impressive resume. He is the winner of many prestigious awards and honors, including first prize at the "Nikolai Malko" competition in Copenhagen, the "Mozart Interpretation Award" presented to him by the Austrian Minister of Culture, and the "Karl Böhm" award presented to him by the conductor himself.

With great passion and commitment, Maestro Weikert has conducted on the most prestigious opera and concert stages worldwide, including the Vienna State Opera, the Hamburg State Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, and many others. He has presented his rich repertoire to audiences from different cultures and communities - from Japan and China to Europe and America.

His numerous recordings of operatic and concert works and radio and television productions have left a deep impression on the world of music. Maestro Weikert is also the author of two books that share not only his professional experiences but also his philosophy of musical art.


Those wishing to join the masterclass must send an up-to-date CV in one of the following languages: Bulgarian, English, German, Italian, French, and a video of their conducting, uploaded on a free and easily accessible platform. The video must be no longer than 10 minutes and must be recorded while the applicant conducts.

The materials are to be sent to the following e-mail address: [email protected].

The deadline for submitting documents and materials is July 31, 2024.

Duration of the Masterclass: from September 16 to September 21, 2024.

The fee for active participants is €1,800 and must be transferred to the specified bank account no later than August 30.

The masterclass will end with a Closing Concert, which will be held in Ruse, Bulgaria on September 21 in front of an audience.

Fee for active participants: 1800€
Fee for passive participants: €350

Bank account:
● IBAN: BG59UNCR70001524846380

All details and conditions can be found on the official web page of the State Opera Ruse ->
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