Symfonieorkest Vlaanderen
Michiel Devijver

SOV Conducting Masterclass

The youngest project of our talent development trajectory: an international masterclass for young conductors. During three days, some young talents are given the opportunity to work together with our orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Kristiina Poska. Master and apprentice, side by side! Together they study some absolute repertoire pieces and the magical art of conducting.

Save the date: season 2022-23

New! In partnership with SPECTRA (ensemble for new music) and artistic leader Filip Rathé, the participants explored Flemish Contemporary music for ensemble. With chief-conductor Kristiina Poska they focused on Symphony no. 6 of Ludwig van Beethoven.


  • Annelies Van Parys °1975 | Conte
  • Daan Janssens °1983 | (Paysages — études) IV
  • Frederik Neyrinck °1985 | Echo de Maeterlinck
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827 | Symfonie nr. 6 in F, Op. 68

Rewatch the free livestream concert on Facebook


Season 2021-22

From 16 to 18 August 2021, Muziekcentrum De Bijloke will be the setting for the second FSO Conducting Masterclass. This edition will be completely dedicated to Ludwig van Beethoven.


Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827

  • Symphony No. 5, mvt 1
  • Symphony No. 7, mvt 1
  • Symphony No. 3, mvt 1

Tim Mulleman °1993 | ~ Creatie 'Anacrouse' (SOV Composers' Academy)

Free livestream concert 18.08

As a grand finale to the masterclasses, the three candidates will take place in front of the orchestra in a livestream concert. Join us!

Rewatch the free livestream concert on Facebook


Season 2020-21

The first edition of the SOV Conducting Masterclass took place from 4 to 6 December in Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent. The audience could virtually enjoy this masterclass via our website and social media, and even follow the live stream of the concert moment on December 6.


  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 1756–1791 | Symphony No. 39, part 1 
  • Ludwig van Beethoven 1770–1827 | Symphony No. 7, part 2
  • Francis Poulenc 1899–1963 | Sinfonietta, part 1


The SOV Conducting Masterclass is organized in collaboration with Muziekcentrum De Bijloke Ghent. This project is supported by the Flemish Community and is warmly supported by the Dirigentenforum des Deutschen Musikrates.


Talent development

The Flanders Symphony Orchestra devotes every attention to both young talent and talent development. New courses provide additional support and guidance. Promising conductors, composers, soloists and orchestral musicians are inspired, motivated and enthused at the start of their careers. Together with the young generation, we are building the future!