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Conducting Competition


July, 20-27, 2022

Conductor: Maestro DUMITRU GOIA

Europe Concert Hall – Ionel Perlea Cultural Center, Slobozia – Romania


Ionel Perlea Cultural Center, SUONARTE Cultural Association and Conducting Teacher Dumitru Goia offer an intensive week-long course in Opera Conducting.

Limited to maximum 12 active participants and 12 passive participants, the masterclass guarantees each participant 90 minutes of orchestra podium exposure, including public performance, in addition to 105 minutes of conducting practicum with piano duo, and extensive score study. The masterclass provides a unique opportunity to study and conduct one of the greatest Mozart’s operas – DON GIOVANNI.  The course provides a great opportunity to not only work with an orchestra, choir, soloists and teacher, but also to produce professional-quality videos, in rehearsal and concert. The program will be able to accommodate aspiring and practicing conductors at all stages of experience.


Trained at the esteemed Sankt Petersburg Conservatory, Mr. Goia represents the Russian tradition of conducting that includes Nicolai Malko and Evgeny Mravinsky, one of the best conducting schools in the world. Dumitru Goia was part of an exceptional group of graduates of this school, which included Valeri Gherghiev, Yuri Simonov or Yuri Temirkanov.



The city of Slobozia is situated 120 km east of Bucharest, the capital of Romania, and 150 km west of Constanța, an important port at the Black Sea.



Don Giovanni by W.A. Mozart (full opera performance)

Participants have the opportunity to rehearse the entire opera. Maestro Dumitru Goia will make final assignments for the performance.



The duration of each rehearsal is 3 hours (180 min.) + 2 breaks of 15 min. The masterclass guarantees each participant minimum 90 minutes of orchestra podium exposure, including public performance, in addition to 105 minutes of conducting practicum with piano duo, and extensive score study.

• July 20, 2022 — Arrival in Slobozia, Romania;

• July 21– 23, 2022 — Piano Sessions and Score Study: daily 3-hr sessions with piano duo between 11:00 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 21:30; additional score study and optional technique sessions;

• July 24, 2022 — Orchestra Session between 11:00 – 14:30 and Piano Sessions and Score Study between 18:00 – 21:30;

• July 25, 2022 — Orchestra Sessions between 11:00 – 14:30 and 18:00 – 21:30 with orchestra, soloists and choir;

• July 26, 2022 — Orchestra Session with soloists and choir/ Dress Rehearsal between 11:00 – 14:30;

• July 27, 2022 — Orchestra Sessions between 11:00 – 14:30 (if necessary) and Public performance starting from 19:00. All active participants will receive video and audio recordings (raw or edited) from front and back, as well as a large publicity poster

• July 28, 2022 — Departure.


This masterclass is open to all conductors. There is no upper age limit. Applicants of varying levels of training and experience will be considered. A maximum of 12 active applicants and 12 passive applicants will be selected to participate.



Complete application form here.


The application documents to be send uploaded for each participant are:

– a short curriculum vitae

– a copy of an identity document

– a recent photo

– a proof of payment of the registration fee

All documents must be sent at:

Applications will be accepted until July 10, 2022


Important: The application for active participants requires a recent video recording with a length of maximum 10 minutes which shows the applicant working as a conductor (frontview). Passive participants will be accepted in the order of registration (no video recording needed).

Applicants will be notified of acceptance by July 15, 2022.



Preselection fee: 

• Active Participant Application Fee – 100€

All application fees will be refunded only if the participants do not pass the pre-selection phase.

Tuition & Recording Fees

• Active Participant Tuition & Recording Fee – 1900€

• Six seats scholarship for Romanian conductors: – 800€

• Passive Participant Tuition Fee – 350€.


The cost for active participants include all tuition and professional recording fees, as well as accommodation and 3 meals per day (breakfast/lunch/dinner).

The payment of the tuition fee in euro or the equivalent in RON at the National Bank of Romania exchange rate on the day of payment will be paid into one of the following accounts:


For payment in EURO:

Asociatia SUONARTE

Banca Transilvania, Romania



With the mention: „Dumitru Goia Masterclass”

For payment in the equivalent in RON at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment:

Asociatia SUONARTE

Banca Transilvania, Romania



With the mention: „Dumitru Goia Masterclass”


For questions or further information regarding the masterclass, please contact us:


Tel.: +40 721 665 332