Rachael Young

Archive for March, 2013

Views: Järvi Academy Winter Masterclass 2013

Written on March 22, 2013

Attending the Academy as one of twelve students was an uplifting and thought-provoking experience. Twelve students, one teacher and six days were the fundamental ingredients of the musical feast that was the Järvi Winter Academy 2013. The setting was Pärnu, a charming and beautiful Estonian resort town gracefully edged by the Baltic sea; a place where in Soviet times the great and the good – most notably David Oistrakh - would come and relax and breathe the lovely, balmy sea air. The air was still lovely when the 12 of us were visiting and learning, but with temperatures reaching 25 degrees below Celsius the climate was a little less forgiving. The same cannot be said of the Pärnu City Orchestra who were amiability itself, forgiving the one or two slips that may have occurred as we conductors attempted to face the challenge - what does it mean to conduct?. You can read the rest of the article on Gramophone’s website.

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News: Rachael at the Järvi Academy

Written on March 11, 2013

The Järvi Academy was established by renowned conductor Neeme Järvi and his son Paavo Järvi. Rachael is participating in the Winter Master Class, which is taking place in Estonia’s Pärnu from March 2nd to March 9th and will be led by Maestro Leonid Grin. Rachael is writing a blog about the The Master Class, which will be published for Gramophone… read more »

News: Rachael working with the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra

Written on March 11, 2013

Rachael will be working with the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra (Hertfordshire) on March 14th. She is taking their rehearsals for an upcoming concert with their resident conductor Robin Browning and will be working on Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Stravinsky’s Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments as well as Prokofiev’s Symphony No.6 with the de Havilland Philharmonic Orchestra. More information… read more »