Young Conductors

Master Classes

The conductors from the 2012 Sasol Course held master classes for young conductors with the NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA during our rehearsal period in the Magaliesberg. Young conductors participating in the project were Charl van der Merwe from Cape Town (a member of SA NYO and competing in the Len van Zyl Conductors’ Competition) and Adam Golding from Johannesburg. Many more budding conductors attended the workshop to watch and learn, and our conductor from Canada, Scott Gabriel, took a conducting class that was well-attended and thoroughly enjoyed buy kamagra uk.

Conducting workshop with Scott Gabriel, June 2012


Charl van der Merwe was also given the opportunity to conduct the NATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA at the main concert at the Linder Auditorium in Johannesburg.

Exchange programme with the Konservatorium Bern in Switzerland

Charl van der Merwe was also selected for an exchange programme we have with the Swiss Konservatorium Bern where he played as a member of their youth orchestra on a tour to Salzburg during the Festspiele in August, and spent three weeks in Switzerland attending bassoon and conducting classes.

Charl conducting the NYO at the Linder Auditorium, 30 June 2012