Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy – 2017 edition for strings – (Beirut, Lebanon)
The Al Bustan Festival has a history stretching back over two decades as a world class international music Festival dedicated to high quality classical music.
The “Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy” is created to give the opportunity to musicians to participate in masterclasses provided by experienced soloists with international exposure.
Following the masterclasses, there will be a contest. The participants will compete executing a set program. Winners of the contest will have the opportunity to play within the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra in 6 concerts during the Al Bustan Festival which will host internationally acclaimed soloists.
Winners and laureates will be selected based on the results of the Academy, which consists of mastercalsses, contest and playing within the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra at the Al Bustan Festival.
The objective of the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy is to select and evaluate the best musicians who are ready to work in leading orchestras.
– Selection via YouTube starting November 15, 2016. Results December 1st, 2016.
– Masterclasses and Contest from February 6 to February 13, 2017 (Beirut, Lebanon)
– Playing within the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra from 15 February to March 4, 2017 (Beirut, Lebanon)
The Academy is held in the following sections: violin, viola, cello and double bass and is open to all contestants.
Application and participation in the Al Bustan Festival Orchestra Academy is free of charge.
Application to the Academy is possible by submitting your registration form and sending scans, photos and link to firstname.lastname@example.org before November 15, 2016.
General Information with the Rules for application (see 2, 3.1.1) and set program (see 4.1) for the Selection can be found at this link.