Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen
Wouter Maeckelberghe

Final concert FSO-SPECTRA Conducting Masterclass

Marco Crispo, Chunyi Zhao & Matthew Rhodes
Sun 18 Jun 17:00
18 Jun

Nuyts Five Penny beats & The seven beats itch

Fafchamps Lettre Soufie: Sh(ìn)

Van Parys Fragrances

Brahms Symphony No 1 

About the FSO-SPECTRA Conducting Masterclass

During this three-day international masterclass for young conductors, young talents are given the opportunity to work together with our orchestra, under the direction of experienced conductors. Master and apprentice, side by side! Together they study some absolute repertoire pieces and the magical art of conducting.

Edition june 2023

From 15 to 18 June the latest edition of the masterclass for young conductors takes place in Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent. This year focusing on Symphony no. 1 of Johannes Brahms and on new music. We offer participants the rare opportunity to work with a professional orchestra and ensemble under the guidance of two experienced conductors. Together with Prof. conductor Christian Ehwald and SPECTRA’s artistic leader Filip Rathé, the participants will explore the art of conducting, study the repertoire and share experiences with like-minded artists.

Free closing concert

As icing on the cake, the three young conductors will show what they are capable of during a final closing session at the Concert Hall. Tickets are free and can be booked via the black button at the top of this page.

Young conductors take the stage


Frank Nuyts (°1957)

Five Penny beats & The seven beats itch

Jean-Luc Fafchamps (°1960)

Lettre Soufie: Sh(ìn)

Annelies Van Parys (°1975)


Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)

Symphony No 1 

In collaboration with SPECTRA, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent and Forum Dirigieren. This project is supported by the Flemish Community.


This free concert takes place on Sunday June 7th at Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent.