The Ploiești “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic, an institution with tradition in promoting national and international cultural values, has a great interest in educating new generations and discovering and supporting emerging talents, often organizing events for young musicians.

Ploiești International MasterClass and Conducting Competition is an experience based on young conductors’ knowledge and self-knowledge, alongside a professional and versatile symphonic orchestra, Maestro Jin Wang and Professor Jorma Panula and an international jury.

We are looking forward to discover new talents, organizing beautiful projects and sharing new experiences together.

Jin Wang

The China-born Austrian conductor Jin Wang is one of the most distinguished artists of present times. He is winner of 8 leading international competitions in Europe, as “Prague Spring” in the Czech Republic, “Malko” in Copenhagen and “Toscanini” in Parma, Italy etc.

On the stages he appears, he often produces sold-out concerts, enthusiasm with audience, standing ovations and high reviews by peers and press.

He masters a huge symphonic repertoire, always fascinating the audience with his charisma and his various stylistic knowledge, combined with the finest technical ability to transfer the inner meaning of music.

Jorma Panula

Jorma Juhani Panula is a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher of conducting. He has mentored many notable Finnish conductors, such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Osmo Vänskä.

Panula has served as Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki from 1973 to 1994 and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

He has taught conducting courses all over the world, such as in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Tanglewood, Aspen, Ottawa and Sydney. He has limited his podium appearances greatly during the past ten years. Panula was listed as one of the “60 most powerful people in music” featured in the November 2000 issue of BBC Music Magazine.

Pavel Ionescu-Ambrosie

Bassoonist Pavel Ionescu-Ambrosie, an artist of the Bacău “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic, is also a member of “Trio Syrinx” starting with 1982 and of “Fagotissimo” quartet since 1998.

He was a jury-member at international woodwind contests (Tagliolo Monferatto, Iași), chamber music contests (Voghera, Lamporecchio, Roma, Val Tidone), canto contests (Gibraltar, Foggia, Viguzzolo) and piano contests (Cantu, Barletta, Grottamare).

He is manager of the Bacău “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic since 2007.

Vlad Mateescu

The musician Vlad Mateescu has completed his musical studies at the Faculty of Composition and Conducting of the National Music University of Bucharest (graduation year 2010), right after graduating from the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploieşti, major in piano.

He has specialized in conducting stylistics – orchestra and choir conducting, with remarkable Romanian conductors such as Horia Andreescu, Cristian Brâncuși and Tiberiu Soare. He has attended the conducting mastery courses held by conductors Enrique Garcia Asensio and Konrad von Abel – disciples of the maestro Sergiu Celibidache.

After being Musical Secretary and then Artistic Director of the Ploiești “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic, starting with the year 2015, being only 28 years old, he becomes the youngest manager of an institution of culture in Europe.

In 2018 he is named “The cultural manager of the year”, being recognized as a managerial revelation.

Georgiana Frîncu

Georgiana Frîncu attended the courses of the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploieşti and she is a Master’s Degree graduate from the National Music University of Bucharest, Faculty of musical interpretation (2014).

At present she is the Artistic Director of the Ploiești Philharmonic, viola section leader in the symphony orchestra, member of the Chronos quartet of the Ploiești Philharmonic and collaborating teacher at the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploiești.

For two years she participated as viola section head in the Official Orchestra of the R. Lipizer International Violin Competition, and in the year 2013 she was part of the first Romanian orchestra to go on tour in South America – in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

The “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic is one of the most prestigious institutions of culture in Romania and comprises a symphony orchestra, “Flacăra Prahovei” traditional folk music orchestra, Ploieşti Jazz Trio, “Chronos” string quartet and a mixed choir. Being acknowledged in the country and worldwide due to their professional qualities, the ensembles of Ploiești Philharmonic prove their value on every performance.

Address: no. 5 Anton Pann street, Ploiești, 107071, Prahova, Romania.

Location: Google Maps

5 seminars with maestro Jin Wang:

  1. “How to prepare the score”
  2. “How to prepare the rehearsal”
  3. “How to prepare the mental condition”
  4. “How to prepare your conducting technique”
  5. “How to work with a symphony orchestra in the competition”

3 days of rehearsals with “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonicʼs Symphony Orchestra

3 video analysis sessions of the rehearsals, in the evening

4 days of rehearsals with piano and string quartet for preparing the conducting technique and rehearsals with orchestra

3 days of Conducting Competition, in 3 rounds (with three different programs) with “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonicʼs Symphony Orchestra

See the detailed program and schedule here.

All competitors will be staying at Hotel Best, one of Ploiești most luxurious hotels, located only 10 minutes away from the city center.

Hotel Best underwent an ample modernization, extension and redecoration process at the start of 2015, with a new reception where marble, granite and onyx, all under the spotlight of modern illumination techniques, redefine the concept of “designer hotel”.

You can read more about Hotel Best on the official website.

Transfer from the hotel to the Philharmonic and back, as well as airport transfer in the days of arrival and departure, are offered free, courtesy of Hotel Best.

The admission tax includes a single room with breakfast for the entire duration of the MasterClass and Conducting Competition.

To apply for the “Paul Constantinescu Conducting Competition and MasterClass”, one must follow the next steps:

  1. Complete the form on the Registration Page, providing:
    1. your full contact details
    2. links to either YouTube or Vimeo videos of your conducting, preferably standard practice music of contrasting styles
    3. a Curriculum Vitae
    4. a list of references, including email addresses
  2. You will be contacted and receive an email with our bank account number, to which you must wire-transfer the application fee (50€), or you can check our bank details here.
  3. After application fee payment confirmation, you will then have to pay the admission fee (also via bank transfer), with the following deadlines:
    1. 50% (600€) by June 15th
    2. 50% (600€) by July 1st
    3. You can pay the whole admission fee in full by June 15th, if you choose so
  4. You will receive invoices for all payments after transfer confirmation
  5. After payment confirmation, you will be personally contacted by our staff to set up all the details of your arrival and stay in Ploiești.

Application deadline: June 15th.

The application fee is non-refundable.

In case of insufficient participants for the event to take place, the paid admission fee will be refunded (partial or full, depending on already paid amount).

Passive participants can pay at the entrance, or can contact us for securing seats in advance.

For active participants:

  1. non-refundable 50€ application fee – by June 15th
  2. 50% advance payment of admission fee (600€) – by June 15th
  3. 50% clearance payment of admission fee (600€) – by July 1st
  4. hotel stay and airport transfer are included in the admission fee
  5. plane tickets to and from Romania are the applicants’ responsibility

For daily visitors (passive participants):

  1. 20€ / day (includes access to seminars, rehearsals and competition)

Ploiești “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic.

+40 244 515 841

+40 344 802 783

office@filarmonicaploiesti.eu

https://filarmonicaploiesti.ro

@filarmonicapaulconstantinescu

@filarmonicaploiesti

Filarmonica Paul Constantinescu Ploiești

Anton Pann nr. 5, Ploieşti, 107071

The Ploiești “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic, an institution with tradition in promoting national and international cultural values, has a great interest in educating new generations and discovering and supporting emerging talents, often organizing events for young musicians.

Ploiești International MasterClass and Conducting Competition is an experience based on young conductors’ knowledge and self-knowledge, alongside a professional and versatile symphonic orchestra, Maestro Jin Wang and Professor Jorma Panula and an international jury.

We are looking forward to discover new talents, organizing beautiful projects and sharing new experiences together.

Jin Wang

The China-born Austrian conductor Jin Wang is one of the most distinguished artists of present times. He is winner of 8 leading international competitions in Europe, as “Prague Spring” in the Czech Republic, “Malko” in Copenhagen and “Toscanini” in Parma, Italy etc.

On the stages he appears, he often produces sold-out concerts, enthusiasm with audience, standing ovations and high reviews by peers and press.

He masters a huge symphonic repertoire, always fascinating the audience with his charisma and his various stylistic knowledge, combined with the finest technical ability to transfer the inner meaning of music.

Jorma Panula

Jorma Juhani Panula is a Finnish conductor, composer, and teacher of conducting. He has mentored many notable Finnish conductors, such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Mikko Franck, Sakari Oramo, Jukka-Pekka Saraste, and Osmo Vänskä.

Panula has served as Professor of Conducting at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki from 1973 to 1994 and at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen.

He has taught conducting courses all over the world, such as in Paris, London, Amsterdam, Moscow, New York, Tanglewood, Aspen, Ottawa and Sydney. He has limited his podium appearances greatly during the past ten years. Panula was listed as one of the “60 most powerful people in music” featured in the November 2000 issue of BBC Music Magazine.

Pavel Ionescu-Ambrosie

Bassoonist Pavel Ionescu-Ambrosie, an artist of the Bacău “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic, is also a member of “Trio Syrinx” starting with 1982 and of “Fagotissimo” quartet since 1998.

He was a jury-member at international woodwind contests (Tagliolo Monferatto, Iași), chamber music contests (Voghera, Lamporecchio, Roma, Val Tidone), canto contests (Gibraltar, Foggia, Viguzzolo) and piano contests (Cantu, Barletta, Grottamare).

He is manager of the Bacău “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic since 2007.

Vlad Mateescu

The musician Vlad Mateescu has completed his musical studies at the Faculty of Composition and Conducting of the National Music University of Bucharest (graduation year 2010), right after graduating from the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploieşti, major in piano.

He has specialized in conducting stylistics – orchestra and choir conducting, with remarkable Romanian conductors such as Horia Andreescu, Cristian Brâncuși and Tiberiu Soare. He has attended the conducting mastery courses held by conductors Enrique Garcia Asensio and Konrad von Abel – disciples of the maestro Sergiu Celibidache.

After being Musical Secretary and then Artistic Director of the Ploiești “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic, starting with the year 2015, being only 28 years old, he becomes the youngest manager of an institution of culture in Europe.

In 2018 he is named “The cultural manager of the year”, being recognized as a managerial revelation.

Georgiana Frîncu

Georgiana Frîncu attended the courses of the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploieşti and she is a Master’s Degree graduate from the National Music University of Bucharest, Faculty of musical interpretation (2014).

At present she is the Artistic Director of the Ploiești Philharmonic, viola section leader in the symphony orchestra, member of the Chronos quartet of the Ploiești Philharmonic and collaborating teacher at the “Carmen Sylva” Art High School of Ploiești.

For two years she participated as viola section head in the Official Orchestra of the R. Lipizer International Violin Competition, and in the year 2013 she was part of the first Romanian orchestra to go on tour in South America – in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and Peru.

The “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonic is one of the most prestigious institutions of culture in Romania and comprises a symphony orchestra, “Flacăra Prahovei” traditional folk music orchestra, Ploieşti Jazz Trio, “Chronos” string quartet and a mixed choir. Being acknowledged in the country and worldwide due to their professional qualities, the ensembles of Ploiești Philharmonic prove their value on every performance.

Address: no. 5 Anton Pann street, Ploiești, 107071, Prahova, Romania.

Location: Google Maps

5 seminars with maestro Jin Wang:

  1. “How to prepare the score”
  2. “How to prepare the rehearsal”
  3. “How to prepare the mental condition”
  4. “How to prepare your conducting technique”
  5. “How to work with a symphony orchestra in the competition”

3 days of rehearsals with “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonicʼs Symphony Orchestra

3 video analysis sessions of the rehearsals, in the evening

4 days of rehearsals with piano and string quartet for preparing the conducting technique and rehearsals with orchestra

3 days of Conducting Competition, in 3 rounds (with three different programs) with “Paul Constantinescu” Philharmonicʼs Symphony Orchestra

See the detailed program and schedule here.

All competitors will be staying at Hotel Best, one of Ploiești most luxurious hotels, located only 10 minutes away from the city center.

Hotel Best underwent an ample modernization, extension and redecoration process at the start of 2015, with a new reception where marble, granite and onyx, all under the spotlight of modern illumination techniques, redefine the concept of “designer hotel”.

You can read more about Hotel Best on the official website.

Transfer from the hotel to the Philharmonic and back, as well as airport transfer in the days of arrival and departure, are offered free, courtesy of Hotel Best.

The admission tax includes a single room with breakfast for the entire duration of the MasterClass and Conducting Competition.

To apply for the “Paul Constantinescu Conducting Competition and MasterClass”, one must follow the next steps:

  1. Complete the form on the Registration Page, providing:
    1. your full contact details
    2. links to either YouTube or Vimeo videos of your conducting, preferably standard practice music of contrasting styles
    3. a Curriculum Vitae
    4. a list of references, including email addresses
  2. You will be contacted and receive an email with our bank account number, to which you must wire-transfer the application fee (50€), or you can check our bank details here.
  3. After application fee payment confirmation, you will then have to pay the admission fee (also via bank transfer), with the following deadlines:
    1. 50% (600€) by June 15th
    2. 50% (600€) by July 1st
    3. You can pay the whole admission fee in full by June 15th, if you choose so
  4. You will receive invoices for all payments after transfer confirmation
  5. After payment confirmation, you will be personally contacted by our staff to set up all the details of your arrival and stay in Ploiești.

Application deadline: June 15th.

The application fee is non-refundable.

In case of insufficient participants for the event to take place, the paid admission fee will be refunded (partial or full, depending on already paid amount).

Passive participants can pay at the entrance, or can contact us for securing seats in advance.

For active participants:

  1. non-refundable 50€ application fee – by June 15th
  2. 50% advance payment of admission fee (600€) – by June 15th
  3. 50% clearance payment of admission fee (600€) – by July 1st
  4. hotel stay and airport transfer are included in the admission fee
  5. plane tickets to and from Romania are the applicants’ responsibility

For daily visitors (passive participants):

  1. 20€ / day (includes access to seminars, rehearsals and competition)

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