The Gewandhausorchester Leipzig is one of the finest orchestras in the world and boasts an enviably prestigious roll-call of conductors including today's highly acclaimed chief conductor Riccardo Chailly.
The orchestra last visited in 2013 with a series of four 'sublime' (Daily Telegraph) concerts exploring Brahms, and will return in October 2015 with a residency exploring the great storyteller, Richard Strauss.
An introduction to the orchestra
About chief conductor Ricardo Chailly
Touring with the Orchestra
Riccardo Chailly on the Orchestra's 2013 residency
As part of the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig’s International Associate Residency this year, Gewandhaus musicians will be leading a series of public masterclasses with students from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, each specialising in a different instrument in the orchestra, from the bassoon to the violin. This is an exciting opportunity to see world class musicians sharing their knowledge with the next generation of UK talent.
All masterclasses are free to attend on a first come, first served basis.
Wed 21 Oct
2.30pm–5.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall Léonard Frey-Maibach leads a cello masterclass
6pm–9pm, Silk Street Lecture Recital Room David Petersen leads a masterclass on the bassoon
6.30pm–9.30pm, Silk Street Music Hall Gundel Jannemann-Fischer on the oboe and Cor Anglais
Thu 22 Oct
1pm–4pm, Silk Street Music Hall Tom Greenleaves on the Timpani
Fri 23 Oct
9am–12pm, Milton Court Anna Steckel on the violin
9am – 12pm, Silk Street Music Hall Waldemar Schwiertz on the double bass
1pm – 4pm, Silk Street Music Hall Tahlia Petrosian on the viola