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26 Nov - 3 Dec 2022, London, United Kingdom


7 active participants  

Brahms 3rd & 4th Symphonies

2 full days of classes with piano (ca 70 minutes podium time)

One 60 minute private lesson

Class video analysis

90 minutes podium time and public performance with Salomon Orchestra

Video recording of orchestral sessions and concert


This masterclass is for conductors who already have experience working with full orchestra in the standard repertoire, and are prepared to challenge themselves to gain more mastery. It is based on the principles of the late Ilya Musin, Professor of Orchestral Conducting of the St Petersburg Conservatoire.


It is led by a former student of Musin, John Landor, Music Director of London Musical Arts Orchestra and Associate of the Royal Academy of Music, London. Maestro Landor has enjoyed a long international career conducting orchestras, choirs and opera companies, both in concert and in the recording studio, as well as regularly leading conducting courses and masterclasses. The foundations of his teaching are empathy, imagination, responsiveness, respect and commitment.


More details of Maestro Landor’s teaching principles and testimonials from students can be found here.


Each participant will be allocated one movement from either Brahms' 3rd or 4th Symphonies to work on and perform in the concert. They should also have a good knowledge of all the other movements of these works, so that the whole class can be involved through observation, discussion and practise.  


The Salomon Orchestra is well-known as London’s finest non-professional orchestra and has worked with conductors such as Sir Simon Rattle and Sir Andrew Davies in the early years of their professional careers. The forces available will be full wind, brass, timpani/percussion, with strings at 86442. The venue for the orchestral sessions and concert is St Mark’s Church, Primrose Hill, London NW1 7TN, a beautiful church with a fine acoustic near Regent’s Park. The other sessions will take place in a studio in Maida Hill, London W9 2HH.

Please email us if you have any questions.



Sat 26 Nov & Sun 27 Nov 10:30 - 17:30: classes with piano

Mon 28 Nov & Tue 29 Nov: private lessons

Tue 29 Nov 18:30 - 21:30: orchestra

Wed 30 Nov 15:00 - 19:00: class video session

Thu 1 Dec 18:30 - 21:30: orchestra

Fri 2 Dec 18:30 - 21:30: orchestra

Sat 3 Dec 14:00 - 17:00: orchestra, 18:30 - 20:00: concert



Up to seven active participants will be selected based on submitted materials.


Please email your CV with full contact details, a list of works conducted, a short statement about your reasons for wanting to attend the masterclass and at least two video links showing your work with orchestra or large ensemble. Please state a preferred movement from one of the Brahms Symphonies to work on, also indicating second and third choices. (Please note that you may not necessarily be allocated one of your preferences, for practical reasons.)


Fee GBP £1,150.00


Deadlines (23:59 UK time)

23 October: Applications submission

28 October: Notification of successful applicants

1 November: Deposit of GBP 500.00 and signed acceptance of T&Cs

7 November: Allocation of movements

14 November: Final instalment of GBP 650.00


Observer Places

Up to ten observer places are offered at GBP 25.00 for each of the orchestral days. Please email to let us know what days you wish to attend and we will contact you with more details.

Terms and Conditions  

I will attend all sessions and work on the repertoire I am allocated. Any video material of my conducting may be used for publicity by the organisers. I have no medical conditions that would compromise my participation and I agree to take part at my own risk. I understand that I am responsible for my own travel, accommodation and meals. I will pay any fees due by the deadlines and cover any bank charges. Non-attendance at any session for any reason may result in my place being withdrawn with no refund. Fees once paid are non-refundable (unless the organisers can find a suitable replacement, in which case an administration fee of £250 will be deducted). I understand that if any part of the course has to be cancelled because of forces beyond the organisers control, compensation will be limited to a pro rata refund of any cancelled session/s.


I agree to the above terms and conditions.


Printed full name ______________________________





(please print, sign, and return by email as jpeg)


This course is managed by Henry Wood Chamber Orchestra,

a charity registered in England and Wales. 



8 - 9 January 2022  London W9

7 Conductors

80 mins podium time with professional pianist and class ensemble

Sat 8 & Sun 9 January: 10:30 - 17:00 | London W9

Beethoven Symphony No 2, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

£130 - £175 conductors


20 - 27 November 2021  London W9 & NW1

6 conductors (intermediate/advanced), unlimited observers

80 mins podium time with professional pianist

110 mins podium time + concert performance with I Maestri Orchestra (semi-professional)


Sat 20 & Sun 21 Nov: 11:00 – 17:00 | London W9 


Wed 24, Thu 25, Fri 26 November: 19:00 - 22:00

Sat 27 November: 13:20 - 17:00 & 18:30 concert |St Mark’s Church, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 7TN

Brahms 1st Symphony, Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture, Schubert 'Unfinished' Symphony (1st movement)

Schumann Fantasie for Violin and Orchestra op 131  


£535 conductors, £45 observers , free for observer/players

Please note observer and observer/player places applicable 24 - 27 Nov sessions only


Saturday 13 November 2021 11:00 – 18:00, London W9

Thursday 18 November 2021 13:20 – 16:20, St Martin-in-the-Fields, London WC2

4 conductors (intermediate/advanced)

80 mins podium time with professional pianist

40 mins podium time with London Musical Arts Orchestra (professional)

50 minute individual online assessment after the course


Warlock Capriol Suite - Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile - Boccherini Minuet - Mozart Divertimento in F - 

Vivaldi Sinfonia ‘alla rustica’, Sinfonia Al Santo Sepolcro, Autumn from the Four Seasons Movs 1 & 2




Sunday 19 September 2021 11:00 – 18:00 | London W9

Friday 24 September 2021 13:20 – 16:20 | London WC2

4 conductors (intermediate/advanced)
80 mins podium time with professional pianist
40 mins podium time with London Musical Arts Orchestra (professional)
50 minute individual online assessment after the course

Elgar Serenade for Strings - Holst St Paul’s Suite - Mozart Eine kleine Nachtmusik


Friday 27 August 2021 11:00 – 18:00 | St Mark’s Church, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 7TN

12 conductors (beginner to advanced), unlimited observers

30 mins podium time with Conductors’ Ensemble (including professional leader)

Schubert ‘Unfinished’ Symphony - J Strauss Die Fledermaus Overture - Beethoven Fidelio Overture

£65 conductors, £15 observers, free for observer/players

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