International Masterclass Conducting Technique

The next masterclass will take place in August 2021. Further details will be announced later.


Due to the Corona crisis, the application deadline has been postponed to June 14th (see below)


The masterclass is about conducting technique and score study

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 9 participants.


August 28th (arrival after 17.00 h) until September 5th (departure before 12.00 h), 2020. The lessons will take place from Saturday, August 29th to Friday, September 4th.


The masterclass takes place in Nassogne, a very beautiful place in the Ardennes, Belgium. The address of the accommodation is Rue Château du Bois, Nassogne


The lessons will take place in “Château du Bois”, an accommodation with, on the ground floor, several rooms and a kitchen. For the participants there are 4 bedrooms available with each two single beds and a shower on the first floor. Besides that, there is one room with 5 single beds on the second floor. In and around the accommodation, there is enough space to relax and enjoy nature.


Château du Bois is reachable by car. The nearest train station is Forrières and the nearest airports are Liège and Charleroi. Participants can be picked up by car from the train station Forrières.


During the week, there will be a minimum of 6 individual lessons of 50 minutes for every participant. Every evening there will be a different lesson (90 minutes) for the whole group. On September 3rd and 4th, there will be a pianist. For clarity: there will be no instrumental ensemble or orchestra.


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


The lessons will be in English, German or Dutch.


Will be announced to the admitted candidates later.


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


€ 750,00. This amount includes all lessons and full board.


The application for the masterclass is open from March 15th to May 3rd June 14th, 2020. 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 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 May 31st June 21st candidates will be informed about their status: “admitted”, “rejected” or “on reserve list”.

  • Candidates with the status “admitted” will have to transfer the remaining € 500,00 to the same bank account before June 14th July 1st.
  • Candidates with the status “rejected” will get their down payment refunded before June 14th July 1st.
  • Candidates with the status “on reserve list” will hear no later than June 21st July 8th, if they can still participate (transfer of the remaining € 500,00 before June 28th July 15th), or not (refund of down payment before June 28th July 15th).

In case there will be less than seven candidates by May 31st June 21st, 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.


Application Form Masterclass Conducting Technique by Professor René Gulikers