1st Period


22.07.2019 - 27.07.2019

Bruno Weil

Languages: German, English

Guest conducting many of the major international orchestras and numerous recordings spread Bruno Weil’s worldwide fame as one of the leading conductors of music of Viennese Classicism. Born in Germany, Bruno Weil was a master student of Hans Swarowsky and Franco Ferrara. A prize winner of several international competitions, he was named General Music Director of the City of Augsburg in 1981, being Germany’s youngest General Music Director at that time.. Bruno Weil resigned his post as General Music Director of the City of Duisburg, Germany in 2002 and is now principal guest conductor of the Tafelmusik Orchstra and music director of the Cappella Coloniensis.

In 1988 he enjoyed a stunning success when he replaced Herbert von Karajan at the Salzburg Festival, conducting Mozart's DON GIOVANNI with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Bruno Weil has performed with leading symphony orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, The Dresden Staatskapelle, theLos Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchstra.

Numerous recordings with the Tafelmusik Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra have been released under the Sony Classical and BMG Label. In 1997 Bruno Weil won the „Echo Klassik Award„ as „Conductor of the Year„. He has also earned enthusiastic acclaim for his Schubert recordings and for his recording of Mozart’s „Requiem“. His recent CD releases include the complete recording of the opera „Endimione„ by Johann Christian Bach, (Echo Klasssik Award 2000 – Best opera recording 17th/18th century) and Listz’s „Beethoven Cantata“ and the Choral Fantasy op.80 by Beethoven (Echo Klassik award). In 2010 he received the fifth Echo Klassik award for Haydn´s Symphonies Nr. 93, 95, 96). He recorded the opera “Der Freischütz” on period instruments and in 2004 made the first recording of a Wagner opera on original instruments “The Flying Dutchman”.

2005 he recorded Beethoven Symphonies 5 and 6 with Tafelmusik and recently Mozart Symphonies Nr. 40 and 41, and Beethoven´s Symphonies Nr. 7 and 8.
In 2016 the Beethoven cycle has been completed.

In addition, he has conducted at the German Opera Berlin, the Hamburg State Opera, the Semper Opera Dresden, and most often at the Vienna State Opera. In 1992 he made his debut with the Glyndebourne Festival in England.

Bruno Weil was Music Director of the Carmel Bach Festival, California from 1992 – 2010 and is Artistic Director of the period instrument festival "KLANG & RAUM" (Sound and space) in Irsee, Bavaria from 1993 – 2011.

In October 2001 Bruno Weil was appointed conducting Professor in Munich at the State Academy for Music and Theatre, where he retired in 2016.
Since 2015 he is Conducting Professor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.

Assistenz Dirigierklasse / Assistants Conducting

Alexander Drčar, Baton Technique

Born in 1966 in Munich; studied orchestra conducting with Karl Österreicher in Vienna, degree with excellence. Has been working as an opera and concert conductor since then: f.e. at Volksoper Wien, Hamburgische Staatsoper, Staatsoper Hannover, Teatre Liceu Barcelona, Landestheater Linz, Vorarlberger Landestheater and Theater Ulm. Concerts among others with Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra, Bruckner Orchester Linz, and NSO/Taipei. Many projects involving contemporary music, regular guest conductor in Vienna and Salzburg.
Teacher, assistant and coordinator in the conducting class at Universität Mozarteum Salzburg; since 2018 head of the department for orchestra, choral and wind orchestra conducting. Moreover, Alexander Drčar wrote a thesis about Igor Stravinsky conducting »Le sacre du printemps« (Ph.D. in 2013) and works as an assistant professor for musicology at the Mozarteum.
For more information, please click on www.alexander-drcar.de

Livia Hollo, Piano

Was born in Sibiu (Hermannstadt) in Romania in 1979 and began her studies at the age of 5 at the music school in her hometown. She studied piano at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg with Alexei Lubimov and attended master classes with Karl-Heinz Kämmerling, among others.
Since 2007 she has worked at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, first in the oboe classes of Stefan Schilli and Günther Passin, Ralf Ebner and Susanne Schlusnus. Through her collaboration with numerous outstanding musicians, her musical experience grew. She worked with Maurice Bourgue, Hansjörg Schellenberger and Irena Grafenauer. She was also influenced by Radovan Vlatkovic, chamber singer Grace Bumbry, with whom she played together in Berlin in July 2013, as did Barbara Bonney, Margit Anna Süss and Celine Moinet.
Livia Hollo is a regular repetitor in the master classes of Peter Gülke, Bruno Weil, Celine Moinet, Stefan Schilli, Emanuel Abbühl, Maurice Bourgue, Hansjörg Schellenberger.
She is a sought-after chamber music partner for various projects of the Mozarteum University at home and abroad. Her repertoire of classical music is extensive, she also devotes herself with great pleasure to Swing, Blues and Jazz. Livia Hollo has won several national and international competitions.

Fausto Quintabà, Piano

Born in Palermo in 1977, received piano lessons from the pianist and composer Marcello Biondolillo at the local conservatory "Vincenzo Bellini."
After his diploma exam with distinction, he won many national and international competitions.
In March 2007, he completed his second diploma in piano at the University of Mozarteum Salzburg with honors under Claudius Tanski.
Fausto Quintabà has performed more and more often as a soloist and pianist for new music in Austria, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Belgium, France (Paris – Salle Gaveau), the Netherlands (Amsterdam – Concertgebouw), Hungary, Zimbabwe, Iran, Colombia and Italy, under the direction of Peter Wesenauer, Tito Ceccherini, Johannes Kalitzke, Gerhard Sammer, Francesco Angelico and David Danzmayr, among others.
As a repetitor he worked with Alois Brandhofer, Joseph Steinböck, Peter Langgartner, Ulrike Sych, Claudia Visca, David Frühwirth and at the Mozarteum Summer Academy with Peter Gülke and Bruno Weil.
As a soloist, Fausto Quintabà has performed several times with piano concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Hindemith, Shostakovich and Rachmaninov, among others.
Since September 2008, he has been a repetitor at the Innsbruck State Conservatory and since October 2015 he has also been in the singing department of the Mozarteum University Salzburg.


Master Class Conducting 2019

Course Repertoire:
(See repertoire list in the German text version)

J. Haydn: Sinfonie Nr. 46 H-Dur Hob.I:46 (H.C. Robbins Landon/Doblinger)
D. Schostakowitsch: Kammersymphonie op. 110a
(nach Streichquartett c-moll op. 110) (Bearb. Rudolf Barshai/Sikorski)
G. Bizet: Adagietto F-Dur aus der L‘Arlesienne Suite Nr.1
W. A. Mozart: Sinfonie Nr. 33 B-Dur KV 319 (Bärenreiter/NMA)

Each participant has to prepare all works!

The Master Class is designated to young, but well prepared and developed conductors.

In addition to your online application, please send in a letter of application with a comprehensive description of former studies and important artistic activities via summer.academy@moz.ac.at

The application deadline is May 1, 2019.

Participants should master one of the two course languages!

Participation fee for this course amounts to EUR 620.

The Master Class is open only for a restricted number of active participants (12 students).

Prof. Weil will choose students from their application after the deadline on May 1.

The first meeting will take place on Monday, July 22 at 10am.

On the first days, the participants will work with two pianists. After that, from July 24 to 27, the “Salzburg Chamber Soloists” (http://www.salcsol.com/de/salzburg-chamber-soloists) will be available as “Orchestra in Residence” to support this master class.

The final concert of the master class for conducting will take place on Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm.

Assistant baton technique: Alexander DRCAR

Pianists: Livia HOLLO und Fausto QUINTABA