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Applications deadline for Semi-active students: April 10, 2018

We are proud to announce the IV edition of the inspiring and extraordinary International Conducting Masterclass entitled The BMW International Conducting Masterclass & Competition.

Settled in the beautiful coast city of Esposende (northern Portugal), semi-active participants will get an intense and inspiring 6 days masterclass, with one of the most inspiring, supportive, experienced and internationally renowned new-generation teachers, maestro Luis Miguel Clemente  and the Orquestra da Costa Atlântica


BEETHOVEN Coriolanus Overture op.62
BEETHOVEN Symphony 8 op.93
MOZART Clarinet Concert K.622
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll WWV103

orquestra da costa atlântica

The masterclass topics consists in:

  • Conducting  technique sessions 
  • Rehearsal technique
  • Video Analysis & Interpretation discussion
  • Score study methodology




The Semi-Active students will have the opportunity to assist to all conducting classes and rehearsals and they will have one dedicated conducting class with maestro Luis Miguel Clemente consisting  of aprox. 15 min. with piano.


  • SEMI-ACTIVE: 175€

Each participant should take care of personal accommodation and meals. There are plenty of very affordable options in Esposende (starting from 35€/day with breakfast and 6€/meal) that you should reach through booking service or equivalent.


  1. Send an email to with your CV;
  2. After apply, you should wait for a confirmation email regarding your acceptance;
  3. Applications will be reviewed by maestro Luis Miguel Clemente by received order;
  4. After receiving a successful aceptance email the applicant must transfer the correspondent amount.

The BMW International Conducting Masterclass & Competition establishes an important connection between conducting (theory and practice), focusing on conducting technique and, particularly, on rehearsal skills. The masterclass represents an essential opportunity for conductors, conducting students (of all levels) and musicians in that it contributes decisively to the artistic and musical development regarding conducting, rehearsal/performance, and leadership with all kinds of ensembles and orchestras.