Masterclass, Winter 2022

International Masterclass Conducting Technique, Winter 2022

 

Content

The masterclass is about conducting technique and score study

https://www.renegulikers.nl/a-complete-conducting-technique/

“I can highly recommend the conducting courses given by René Gulikers;
As a conducting-student having joined one of René’s courses,
I have to say the organization and classes were excellent.
René is a talented and experienced professor
who skillfully improves everyone’s conducting technique and vision on music.
More important, I’ve gained a great amount of knowledge,
ideas and inspiration towards the future!”
Mark Braafhart
Solo-percussion Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Teacher Classical Percussion Conservatory of Amsterdam
10-09-2020

For whom

The masterclass is open for music students and professional musicians of all ages and nationalities.

There will be a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 8 participants.

When

The masterclass will take place from the 25th of February (arrival after 18:00 h) until the 4th of March (departure before 10:00 h), 2022. The lessons will take place from Saturday morning, the 26th of February to Thursday evening, the 3rd of March, 2022.  

Where

The masterclasse takes place in Chiny, a beautiful place in the Ardennes, Belgium. The address of the accommodation is Rue de L’Embarcadère 52, 6810 Chiny.

Accommodation

The lessons will take place in “Des fées au bord de l’eau”, an accommodation with on the ground floor several rooms, a kitchen and two sauna’s (wood-fired and infra red). On the first and second floor, there are 8 separate bedrooms, one for each participant, each with its own bathroom and toilet. Every participant has the opportunity to practise his conducting technique and to study his scores in his own room. In and around the accommodation, there is enough space to relax and enjoy nature.

“For me it turned out to be an unforgettable experience.
The luxury of a private lesson and a group-lesson every day,
combined with René Gulikers’ capacity
to adjust to anyone’s individual level

while providing for new challenges also,
resulted for me personally in an increased confidence
to express myself musically,

and a more clear image of techniques.
All this in the good care of Astrid
who provided for all our meals,

in a beautiful environment, and while sharing enthusiasm
and ideas with other participants,
made me leave this masterclass at the end of the week
in a slightly sad mood because it was over.
Fortunately I still feel super-inspired by all the knowledge,
impressions and experiences gathered in my head
and my heart after this masterclassl.”
Myrthe van Dijk
Recording producer Dutch Radio (ex-pianist) 
21-09-2021

 

Accessibility

The accommodation is reachable by car. The nearest train station is Florenville and the nearest airports are Charleroi and Luxembourg. Participants can be picked up by car from the train station Florenville.

Schedule

During the week, there will be a minimum of 5 individual lessons of 50 minutes for each participant. In the morning and evening, there will be group lessons (30 and 60 minutes). All lessons are open to everyone. On the last two days of the masterclasse, there will be one or two pianists. The individual lessons of those two days will be recorded on video for personal use. For clarity: there will be no external instrumental ensemble or orchestra.

Professor

René Gulikers, former professor Orchestra Conducting at Royal Conservatoire The Hague (Nehterlands) and professor at Music Academy Bremen (Germany). Also see website www.renegulikers.nl

“The international masterclass by René Gulikers
is inspiring and instructive,
a real must for every orchestra conductor!
René Gulikers knows how to motivate experienced conductors
as well as starting conductors
(professional musicians who want to start conducting)
to get their musical ideas across
in the best possible way with a solid conducting technique.
A perfect preparation for a new concert season!”

Lonneke Regter
MA Double bass
MSc Art management
09-09-2020


Language

The lessons will be in English, German or Dutch.

Repertoire

Will be announced to the admitted candidates later. The repertoire will partly be taillored to the level of the individual candidates and will partly be the same for all candidates. In certain cases, personal wishes of the candidates could be considered.

Meals

Breakfast, lunch, dinner and non-alcoholic drinks are free for all participants.

“René is an incredible pedagogue
who adapts to any level
and style of conducting students.
He perfectly knows what errors to expose
and how to solve the problems,
going from basics to more complexes issues.
This leads to a very fast learning
and a good confidence in everyone’s potential.
He starts from solid fundamentals
and then adapts it to every student.
The week was very intense
but it enlarged my perception of music quicker
than any other musical study so far”

Oscar Vaurs

Student Composition, Music Academy Bern
02-10-2021

Costs

€ 875,00. This amount includes all lessons, full board with privat rooms for everyone, use of saunas and a copy of “A complete conducting technique” by prof. Gulikers.

Application

The application for both masterclass is open from the 10th of October to the 29th of December 2021. Candidates will be admitted in order of application. The application is final once the application form (to be downloaded below) has been fully completed, signed and returned to info{at}renegulikers.nl and a down payment of € 250,00 has been transferred to bank account DE45 4016 0050 1217 9474 00 (Swift or BIC-Code: GENO DE M1 MSC) in the name of René Gulikers. For those living outside the European Union and/or those with other currencies: take the exchange rate and/or transfer costs for your own account. No later than the 1st of January 2022, candidates will be informed about their status: “admitted”, “rejected” or “on reserve list”.

  • Candidates with the status “admitted” will have to transfer the remaining € 625,00 to the same bank account before the 21st of January 2022
  • Candidates with the status “rejected” will get their down payment refunded before the 21st of January
  • Candidates with the status “on reserve list” will hear no later than the 28th of January, if they can still participate (transfer of the remaining € 625,00 before the 4th of February), or not (refund of down payment before the 4th of February)

In case there will be less than seven candidates by the 4th of February 2022, or due to the Corona measures it will not be possible to let (the organization of) the masterclass take place, the masterclass will be cancelled and all (down) payments will be refunded.

There will be no refund of the (down) payment, if the candidate withdraws for whatever reason.

“René Gulikers is a wonderful teacher,
who inspires as well as uplifts
conductors
in their own personal needs and wishes.

Apart from that he offers new,
unexpected, challenges during the lessons.

At the same time, we, the participants,
were looked after
in a very personal
and culinary way by mrs. Gulikers.

A truly recommendable masterclass for each level!”
Meija Blok
Professional harp player
Choir conductor
08-09-2020

Application form 

Click this link Application Form 2022 to dowload the application form.