7th ‘Lovro von Matačić’ International Conducting Masterclass mentored by Uroš Lajovic once again gathers conductors from all over the world to Dubrovnik, between February 17 and 22., 2019. Program – Course & Concert – includes J. S. Bach: Orchestral Suite No.1 in C major, BWV 1066 and L. van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6 in F major, Op. 68 (Pastoral), and this important cultural event is organized by Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra.
International competition of young conductors is organized by the Lovro and Lilly Matačić Foundation in cooperation with Zagreb Philharmonic, Symphony Orchestra of Croatian Radio and Television and Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall.
The Foundation was established in 1987 in accordance with Maestro Lovro von Matačić and his wife Lilly’s final will and testament. The Foundation is a non-profit association that is striving to put the donors’ will in action: support and promote artistic development of young and talented conductors in Croatia and all over the world, as well as to publish and document works that will promote the achievement of the great maestro (Matačić monograph by Eva Sedak, albums with representative interpretations by Matačić, a number of exhibitions in the country and abroad related to Matačić’s life and work).
The Foundation supports young Croatian conductors primarily through grants extended to a number of candidates and through the organisation of conductors’ masterclasses and the large international competition for conductors. The Foundation has offered scholarships or other types of financial assistance to numerous young Croatian conductors at the start of their careers.
The supported conductors include Alan Bjelinski, Saša Britvić, Tonči Bilić, Tomislav Fačini, Ivan Repušić, Mladen Tarbuk, Luka Vukšić, Josip Nalis, etc. With the Lovro von Matačić International Competition of Young Conductors, the Foundation aims to organise an event of global significance worthy of the artist whose name it shares, and to provide an opportunity for young generations of musicians to achieve international acclaim in accordance with the nature of Lovro von Matačić’s artistic legacy.
Among the yearly masterclasses with esteemed professors and conductors is the masterclass in Dubrovnik – not to be missed. Find more about the event here.