SUBJECT OF THE COURSE: I. Stravinsky, L’oiseau de feu, 1919 version. Boosey editionG. Mahler, Symphony nr. 1. Universal edition
COURSE DURATION: 24.07. – 31.7.2021
Born in Brazil to Russian parents, Karabtchevsky studied conduc-ting and composition in Germany, completing his training with Wolfgang Fortner, Pierre Boulez and Carl Ueter. For many years, he enlivened the Brazilian musical scene as director of Brazil Sympho-ny Orchestra, in Rio de Janeiro. With this orchestra he recorded the celebrated full version CD of Bachianas Brasileiras, by Villa-Lobos, a landmark work to this day. He was also Artistic Director of São Paulo Municipal Theatre, from 1981 to 2000, where he conducted produc-tions such as The Flying Dutchman and Wozzeck. Together with his CD recordings, radio and TV programs, Karabtchevsky idealized and conducts, since 1980, the Aquarius Project, huge open air concerts that are still attracting millions of young people, in Brazil’s largest classical movement since Villa-Lobos. From 1988 to 1994 he was Arti-stic Director of Tonkünstler Orchestra, in Vienna, one of the most im-portant orchestras in the Austrian musical scene. With this orchestra he played regularly at Musikverein, toured Europe and Asia and was awarded with the Austrian Cultural Merit Award. From 1995 to 2001, Karabtchevsky was Artistic Director of Teatro La Fenice, in Venice, whe-re he conducted productions such as Erwartung, Bluebeard’s Castle, The Flying Dutchman, Don Giovanni, Falstaff, Carmen, Fidelio, Billy Budd, Sadko, Love of Three Oranges, Capriccio, Tristan and Isolde, Simon Boccanegra as well as countless symphonic concerts. Nume-rous recordings testify to the high quality of La Fenice’s productions throughout this period. From 2004 to 2009 he was Artistic Director of one of French national orchestras: Orchestre National des Pays de la Loire (ONPL), based in Angers and Nantes, where he was awarded the title of Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres, by the Ministry of Culture, isaacKarabtchevskyfor his “Significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cul-tural inheritance”. His career led him to conduct concerts and opera productions with important orchestras in world-renowned theatres such as Vienna’s Staatsoperand Musikverein, Amsterdam’s Concert-gebouw, London’s Royal Festival Hall,Salle Pleyel in Paris, Kennedy Center in Washington, Carnegie Hall in New York,Teatro Comunale in Bologna, Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, Teatro di Palermo, Tea-tro Real in Madrid, RAI in Turin, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires,Deutsche Oper am Rhein in Dusseldorf. Tim Page, critic of The Washington Post, considered his Boris Godunov, with Samuel Ramey, at Washington Opera House as one of the “season’s best” and Sergio Segalini, direc-tor of Opera International magazine, considered his version of Fidelio, at La Fenice, to be one of the “most remarkable productions of this work ever performed”. Since 2000 he has been giving masterclasses for young conductors at Musica Riva Festival, Riva del Garda, Italy and at Mimo Festival, in Olinda, Brazil. For his career and popularity, Isaac Karabtchevsky was considered by British newspaper The Guardian as one of Brazil’s “living national icons”. Currently in Brazil he is Artistic Director of Petrobras Symphony Orchestra, in Rio, and Heliopolis Sym-phony Orchestra, a youth orchestra project organizedin São Paulo’s largest shanty town. In 2013 Karabtchevsky has become Artistic Direc-tor of the Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro.
PARTICIPATION FEE: Piano, violin, singing, flute, trumpet, accordion, percussion, orchestral conducting: active participants:€ 320,00 listeners: € 100,00Composing: Music for film active participants:€ 450,00 listeners: € 100,00