The second half of February at the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra has been reserved for an international master's orchestral conducting seminar named after our great conductor, Lovro von Matacic, for many years now. With the cooperation of the Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra and the Lovro and Lilly Matacic Fund, young conductors have the opportunity to improve and work on their conducting techniques. The closing concert of the seminar will be held tonight, on Friday, February 28th at the Franciscian Church, with as many as twelve conductors conducting the orchestra. The concert starts at 8pm and entry to the concert is free.
This year, from February 23rd to 29th in Dubrovnik, with the excellent master Uros Lajovic as a mentor, there are fourteen seminar participants, twelve active and two passive. Conductors have come from Russia, Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Northern Macedonia, the United States, Estonia, Bulgaria and Croatia, and for some of them this is not the first time they have participated in a seminar in Dubrovnik. Maestro Lajovic is a renowned conductor, but also an excellent educator whose name in the music world always attracts young generations who want to learn from the best.
The repertoire of the seminars this year includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 1. 7 and the Mozart Symphony in E flat major, KV543. During the first two days of the seminar, the students went through a theoretical introduction and practical work without an orchestra, professional preparation for work with the orchestra, basic working techniques, and since Tuesday they have worked with the orchestra and are preparing for the big finale.