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I Maestri was founded in 2001 with the express purpose of giving aspiring conductors opportunities to practise their craft.
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I Maestri is a unique organisation that helps talented young conductors hone their skills through a programme of workshops, masterclasses and public concerts. Created in London in 2001 by Music Director George Hlawiczka and with the help of their Patrons, Sir Neville Marriner and Jorma Panula, I Maestri enables conductors to work with professional musicians drawn from the ranks of the London orchestras, chamber ensembles and music colleges, the orchestra is also open to excellent amateur musicians who have the opportunity to play next to expert colleagues. Its inspiration was the Helsinki conducting academy under Jorma Panula and the Pierre Monteux Academy, where generations of conductors were nurtured because of having ‘an instrument’ to work with on a regular basis. Since its conception, I Maestri has become an important institution with conductors and soloists from across the world coming to work with the orchestra and in demand for tours and other events. I Maestri made its first foreign tour in July 2007 when they toured Montenegro. In September 2010 they went to Greece to perform at the Patmos Religious Music Festival as well as performing in Delphi and Loutraki. In May 2011 they toured in Sicily to giving concers in Pozzalo, Ragusa and Comisso with Laura Nocchiero. Their future tours include Ragusa, Sicily for New Year 2012, followed by concerts in Torres Vedras, Portugal, Croatia in June 2012 and an opera residency in August 2012 in Berbiguieres, France. In May 2013 they will return again to Ragusa, Sicily. In 2008 they took part in the BBC Maestro television program, coaching celebrities to conduct in a television competition, the winner, comedienne Sue Perkins, going on to conduct at the Last Night of the Proms in London. Each year I Maestri has an extensive season of concerts at St. John's, Smith Square, London. Over the last 10 years they have programmed over 200 works, including some 20 operas. They have perfomed with among others, violinists, Nicola Benedetti, Yuri Zhislin, George Hlawiczka, violists Maxim Rysanov, Miriam Ruetschi, Pianists Luiz de Moura Castro, Evelyn Berezovski, Ratimir Matinovic, Jose Menor, Karin Lechner, Laura Nocchiero, cellists Luis Zorita, Pal Banda, Anup Kumar Biswas and clainetist Joan Enric Lluna. Norman Lebrecht commented "by some wordless impulse an exceptional conductor can change the chemistry in his orchestra and audience." Young conductors can only strive for this with regular contact with an excellent body of musicians and I Maestri invaluably provides some of the best talent around with this unique opportunity.

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Song list

Brahms Symphony no. 2
Bruckner Symphony no. 7
Bruckner Symphony no. 8
Dvorak Symphony no. 9
Mozart Symphony no. 40
Bartok Violin Concerto no. 2
Shostakovich Violin Concerto no. 1
Brahms Violin Concerto
Brahms Concerto for Violin and Cello
Schumann Violin Concerto
Beethoven Violin Concerto
Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 1
Prokofiev Violin Concerto no. 2
Korngold Violin Concerto
Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto
Walton Violin Concerto
Respighi Concerto Gregoriano
Mahler Symphony no. 1
Mahler Symphony no. 4
Mahler Symphony no. 5
Mahler Symphony no. 6
Mahler Symphony no. 7
Mahler Symphony no. 9
Schubert Symphony no. 4
Schubert Symphony no. 5
Schumann Cello Concerto
Schumann Piano Concerto
Janacek Taras Bulba
Suk Fantasy
Suk Scherzo Fantastique
Berlioz Symphony Fantastique
Clean Bandit Symphony
Mozart Cost van tutte
Puccini Tosca
Puccini La Boheme
Tchaikovsky Eugene Oregon
Strauss Die Rosenkavalier
Dvorak Rusalka
Dvorak Symphony no. 7
Dvorak Symphony no. 8
Dvorak Symphony no. 5
Bizet Carmen
Debussy Pelleas et Melisande
Debussy La Mer
Elgar Symphony no. 2
Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet
Prokofiev Symphony no. 7
Prokofiev Symphony no. 1
Sibelius Symphony no. 1
Sibelius Symphony no. 2
Sibelius Symphony no. 3
Sibelius Symphony no. 4
Sibelius Symphony no. 5
Sibelius Symphony no. 7
Sibelius Lemminkainen
Sibelius En Saga
Shostakovich Symphony no. 8
Shostakovich Symphony no. 9
Shostakovich Symphony no. 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 5
Tchaikovsky Symphony no. 6
Tchaikovsky Rococco Varations
Dvorak Cello Concerto
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 1
Beethoven Piano Concerto no. 2
Beethoven Concerto no. 3
Beethoven Concerto no. 5
Beethoven Symphony no. 1
Beethoven Symphony no. 2
Beethoven Symphony no. 3
Beethoven Symphony no. 4
Beethoven Symphony no. 5
Beethoven Symphony no. 6
Beethoven Symphony no. 7
Beethoven Symphony no. 8
Haydn Symphony no. 104
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 4
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 3
Mendelssohn Symphony no. 5
Tchaikovsky Hamlet
Rachmaninov Symphony no. 2
Rachmaninov Symphonic Variations
Rachmaninov Piano Concerto no. 2
Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
Nielen Symphony no. 3
Nielsen Symphony no. 2
Nielsen Symphony no. 1
Nielsen Symphony no. 6
Vaugna William London Symphony
Elgar Violin Concerto
Bartok Miraculous Mandarin
Falla Las Noches en los Jardines
Falla El Amor Brujo
Ravel Piano Concerto in G
Ravel Daphnis et Chloe Suite no. 2
Falla Sombrero de tres picos
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Kodaly Hary Janos
Enescu Romanian Rhapsody no. 1
Britten Four Sea Interludes
Britten Les Iluminations


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Chris M, 4 years ago

A wonderful programme, performed with real passion

Https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-68D6WQWWL/, 2020 years ago

A fantastic array of classical music in a perfect environment. Brilliant. Especially the Segovia piece, truly beautiful.