Ten participants will get an intense masterclass experience over six days in Mikkeli, Finland, working with maestro Sasha Mäkilä and St. Michel Strings chamber orchestra. The course consists of four rehearsals and a public concert in the beautiful Mikaeli concert hall as well as evening sessions where we will work either with a pianist or an ensemble formed by the participants.

Each participant will enjoy 20 minutes daily podium time with the orchestra, plus the concert on January 10. The repertoire consists of both Finnish and international string orchestra classics, and the focus of the masterclass will be conducting technique and communication skills with the orchestra. Participants are allowed to videotape all the sessions.

The course fee will be 1000 EUR total, consisting of a 100 EUR reservation fee and the remaining 900 EUR to be paid before or on the first day of the masterclass.