Former participants say

It has seriously been my most meaningful conducting masterclass yet. The mentor is energetic and fresh and still wholly dedicated to his pedagogical style and method: he cares much more than any other conducting teacher I’ve worked with.

(Sam Hollister, USA)

This masterclasses is rare opportunity for conductors on every level to develop and improve their skills. You can study diverse repertoire with really responsive orchestra and exquisite and inspiring mentor with great skills to transfer his knowledge and accommodate every participate in the most relaxing and supportive atmosphere. I would recommend to all conductors who are serious and committed in their wish to improve their knowledge and skills.

(Ana Ćosović, Serbia)

A fantastic workshop that offers extensive podium time with an orchestra and one-to-one sessions with inspiring Maestro Giuseppe Montesano who nurtures your skills as a conductor, deepens your personal insight of orchestral music and shares with each and everyone of the participants his knowledge, approach and own experience in the most sincere way.

(Daniel Strahilevitz, Israel)

Maestro Giuseppe Montesano tailors his teachings to meet the needs of each student, all with the intention of helping them make their musical imaginations reality. Over the course of four intense days, the workshop has introduced me to mentors and friends who have encouraged me to grow as a musician and conductor.

(Jun-Davinci Choi, USA)

I have never learned more in less time! Maestro Montesano is demanding and generous at the same time.

(Berit Cardas, Norway)

Maestro Montesano is a very honest but also considerate teacher. These lessons will continue to help me in the long term. From wherever you are, his teaching will challenge you to become a better version of yourself as a conductor and musician.

(Alexandra Jeffirs, USA)

I’ve learned so much in this workshop. Everything is organized, and the Maestro taught very detailed and kept track of everyone very well. The orchestra is also very friendly and well-prepared.

(Kelly Lin, China/Canada)

Maestro Montesano has created an environment in which everyone is supportive of a positive and productive learning experience. He is highly perceptive of each participant’s needs and utilizes the team of musicians to provide optimal learning.

(Alexandra Jeffirs, USA)

About workshop’s leader

Giuseppe Montesano, born in Turin (Italy) studied piano and composition at his hometown conservatory while simultaneously deepening his literary and philosophical interests at the University of Turin.
He studied orchestra conducting (Bachelor and Master of Arts) under Professor Georg Mark at the Konservatorium Wien Privatuniversität and in Milano at the Conservatorio G. Verdi with Maestro Vittorio Parisi.

About workshop’s orchestra

According to historical newspapers the Szolnok Symphony Orchestra held its first concert in 1927 on the occasion of commemorating the centenary of Beethoven’s death. However, after various attempts of establishing, the orchestra in its current formation officially was founded in 1965 by conductor József Bali. As the only professional orchestra in Jász-Nagykun-Szolnok County it fulfills an irreplaceable role in the region’s musical and cultural life.