David Ramael

Conducting Seminar


Held at the Tilburg Conservatory from 16 – 19 August 2016, this 4-day summer conducting seminar offers 6 students the opportunity to work in-depth on score analysis and conducting technique in works by Beethoven, Ravel, Rossini, and Schubert.

In this intense 4-day seminar, each morning session will focus on in-depth score analysis and preparation, technical exercises, the psychology of conducting, rehearsal technique and video review of the previous day. Afternoon sessions are dedicated to conducting a professional pianist, with each participant receiving at least 25 minutes of daily podium time. All conducting sessions will be videotaped on SD-card (provided).

Who is this seminar aimed at?

This summer conducting seminar is aimed at younger conductors who wish to develop sound conducting principles. This course is ideal for conservatory students who are looking at entering a Master’s program in conducting, for students wishing to improve upon lessons learned from a basic conducting course, or for any professional musician who wants to take up the baton.


The summer conducting seminar is led by David Ramael. For ten years maestro Ramael taught orchestral conducting at universities across the United States. Upon his return to his native Belgium he founded BOHO Players, a trailblazing string orchestra that redefines the role of classical music in modern society. More info

Adriaan Jacobs studied piano with Jean Spanoghe and Jacques de Tiège. He took conducting lessons with Jac van Steen and composition with Aurelio Samorì in Pesaro, Italy. He has performed recitals at Flagey, the Henry leboeur hall at BOZAR, the hall of the Brussels Conservatory, the Salle Philharmonique in Liège and the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Charleroi. For four years he was staff accompanist at the prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.


Ludwig van Beethoven, Symphony No. 1
Maurice Ravel, Pavane pour une infante défunte
Gioachino Rossini, Il barbiere di Siviglia Sinfonia (Overture)
Franz Schubert, Symphony No. 5

All students are expected to prepare all of the repertoire.

Schedule and accommodations

Dates: 16 – 19 August 2016
Morning sessions (9:00 – 12:00): score analysis, conducting technique, video review, etc.
Afternoon sessions (13:00 – 16:00): conducting sessions with piano

For accommodations please click here or here.

Seminar fee

Active participant: €385
Auditor: €50

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