The Masterclass

Bucharest Music Institute

Everything you need in order to start develop, enhance and master your career in conducting, available now.

“A Conductor’s Masterclass to a Winning Mindset, Technique & Expression” with John Axelrod and Bucharest Symphony Orchestra

July 14-17, 2022, welcome ceremony: July 13 @ 7pm

Application deadline: extended to July 7, 2022

All active, beginner, passive students and livestream audience applications are welcome.


National University of Music Bucharest – Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 03016, Romania. The University is located in the very centre of Bucharest, 5 min. walk from Romanian Athenaeum, near the Cismigiu Park and 10 from Piata Romana Metro station.

Masterclass Repertoire

The Masterclass will be held in English/French.

Mozart “Don Giovanni” Overture, Rossini “Il Barbiere di Siviglia” Overture, Prokofiev “Classical Symphony” – 1st movement, Beethoven Symphony no. 5 & Symphony no. 7 all movements.

The participants must provide their own scores.


Daily schedule: July 14-17
10:00-14:00 podium time with BSO
14:00-15:30 break
15:30-17:30 podium time with string quartet
17:30-18:15 “A Conductor’s Masterclass to a Winning Mindset, Technique & Expression” daily seminar with John Axelrod
18:15-18:30 short break
* 18:30-19:45 student performance video analysis – July 14-July 16 only

The number of the candidates will be the factor that will decide the sum of the total number of minutes of conducting session / student.

Sorry, phones are not allowed in the session and neither spouse/friends. Students are not allowed to film the Masterclass sessions, either by phone or by any video / audio recording equipment. You will receive a official copy of your performance sessions.