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Great music-making and total silence: a semester in Finland

Rafaela Seywald is studying orchestral and choral conducting at the mdw, theoretically in her fifth year. At the moment, however, she is on leave, because since September 2021 she has been working as a stage-music conductor and prompter-conductor at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich.…

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From Finland to mdw

Young conductor Sauli Saarinen about his semester abroad

Sauli Saarinen from Finland studies Conducting and is spending the 2020/21 winter semester at the mdw. In the International Blog he shares his experiences with us. Tell us a bit about your personal background: what role did music play when you were growing up and why did you decide to study conducting?…

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Unser Aufenthalt in China

Meisterkurs Dirigieren am Central Conservatory of Music Beijing

November 2019 hatten wir – drei Dirigierstudenten der mdw (Carlo Benedetto-Cimento, Alexey Mikhaylenko und ich) – die Ehre, als Teilnehmer der 1st International Conducting Masterclass of the CCOM – Central Conservatory of Music Beijing and the mdw – University for Music and Performing Arts Vienna” in Peking (China), eingeladen zu werden.…

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Dirigiermeisterkurs bei Alejandro Posada, Kolumbien

Wir Dirigierenstudierende der mdw haben uns sehr auf den Besuch des kolumbianischen Dirigenten und Absolventen der mdw, Alejandro Posada, gefreut. Er dirigierte im Rahmen des “Concierto de Música Latinoamericana” (Konzert lateinamerikanischer Musik) das Webern Symphonieorchester der mdw im November 2019. Der Kontakt und die Zusammenarbeit mit Maestro Posada war sehr inspirierend bzw.…

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