FOCUS on Performance dramaturgy (workshop)

What is this workshop about?

In this workshop, we will focus on the composition and assembly of concert programs, connecting narrative concepts, interdisciplinary elements, spectacularity vs. ritual, and budgetary considerations.

More details are coming soon.

We recommend you this workshop if

  • you study music, work as a classical music performer or composer;
  • you want to show your music to the world, but planning a concert program, season program or festival program seems to be overly difficult;
  • you want to learn about the latest global trends in classical music programming;
  • finding a balance between your musical integrity and interest, the demands of the concert organizers and the audience complicate your life;
  • you feel the need of improving your programming practice and profit from an external perspective.

About the trainer

Ajtony Csaba is one of the most promising conductor, composer and researcher of his generation, hailed for “sensitivity, providing the listener with a series of exciting discoveries”, “terrific performances” and “deftly sustained momentum”.  Currently serving as the music director of the MIKAMO Central European Chamber Orchestra in Vienna, and conductor of the UVic Symphony Orchestra (Victoria, Canada), he is at home in the orchestral life of two continents.  He has worked with leading orchestras around the world, such as the Frankfurt Radio Orchestra (hr-sinfonieorchester), the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Vienna, the Wroclaw Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra and the Pannon Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. He was resident composer and conductor at the Festspielhaus Hellerau, Dresden (EZKH) and assistant conductor to the Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra. From 2008 to 2010, he directed the Hermes and Recycled touring concert projects with MIKAMO in prominent concert halls throughout Central Europe, including the Konzerthaus and Radiokulturhaus in Vienna, and the music academies of Budapest, Bucharest and Cracow. His recordings have been used for broadcasts around the world, and appeared with the labels Extraplatte, Centredisc, musique de notre temps and Hunnia. Having graduated with distinction from the conducting program of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and further studied with Peter Eötvös and Lucas Vis, he has been a frequent guest at the Darmstadt New Music Festival, SiMN (Curitiba, Brazil), Wien Modern and the Transparent Sound Festival in Budapest. He plays a vital part in the global contemporary music community with his imaginative curating in such positions as co-director of the SALT New Music Festival in Victoria (Canada) and artistic director of the NewSpiritMusic concert series in Budapest. Music written by Ajtony Csaba won prizes in Hungary, Austria, Canada and Germany. His music theatre gentle birth and his solo, ensemble, orchestra, choral and chamber music have been regularly performed in concert houses and at festivals around the world. Passionate about passing on his knowledge and experience to others, he is conducting professor at the University of Victoria (Canada) and regularly conducts masterclasses at renowned institutions in Europe and North America.



9. 12. 2023
8:00-10:30 (PT) / 11:00-13:30 (ET) / 17:00-19:30 (CET)


online (Zoom)

Registration fee

40 EUR


Registration deadline

5. 12. 2023

Frequently asked questions

Is there an age limit for the application?

The workshops are better tailored for young musicians, but everyone is welcome if they think it fits their interests and career stage.

How long is a workshop?

The workshops are usually 120-150 minutes long.

Where will the workshop happen?

The workshops are happening online. After the arrival of the registration fee, we send out the Zoom link. 

How can I access to the workshop?

The link to access the workshops will be sent to all participants after payment of the registration fee, before the workshops.

Where can I register for the workshops?

You can register for the workshop on the page of the chosen workshop, in the Registration section.

Can I register only for one workshop?

You can register for one event or all the workshops of the semester together. When registering, you must choose which workshop you wish to participate in.

How do I know that my registration was successful?

After registration, we will confirm the registration in a confirmation e-mail.

Can I get a discount from the registration fee?

Thanks to our supporters, we can offer scholarships to a limited extent. If you want to take advantage of this, after finishing your registration, write a short explanation to the email address, and we will get back to you.

What happens if I signed up for a workshop, but I still can't go?

If you cancel your registration 10 days before the workshop, the registration fee will be refunded. In other cases, the registration fee will not be refunded, and unfortunately it is not possible to watch the workshop from the recording either.

Is the registration transferable?

Registration for the workshop is non-transferable after payment of the registration fee. In exceptional cases, the registration can be modified after individual consultation.


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