with Prof. ATSO ALMILA
Photography © Heini Lehväslaiho.

General Information

Atso Almila is a composer, conductor, professor of Conducting and Orchestra Schooling at The Sibelius Academy of the University of Arts since 2013, retired in 2019. Jorma Panula’s student at the Sibelius-Academy 1974-77. Almila has been working as Music Chief of the Finnish National Theatre, Conductor of Tampere Philharmonic, of Joensuu Orchestra, of Kuopio Orchestra and principal guest of Seinäjoki Orchestra. Furthermore, he usually teaches Master Classes in Finland and the Czech Republic. He has also been teaching in Ireland, China, Norway and Sweden. His rich artistic experience and his special pedagogical charisma make him one of the most requested and admired Conducting teachers in the world in recent years.

The Masterclass

The masterclass will take place in the Hotel Miranda & Suizo, located in the historic center of San Lorenzo de El Escorial (Madrid ‚Äď Spain), in front of the emblematic Monastery built by Philip the Second at the end of the XVIth century (MORE INFO).


The masterclass will be open for 12 active participants, selected by maestro Almila. Those selected will conduct the Camerata Antonio Soler for 20 minutes every day (a total amount of ca.140 minutes of conducting time). During the final concert everyone will have the opportunity to conduct. This concert will be held at the Teatro Carlos III of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a beautiful historic theater from the 18th century.
‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a masterclass that focuses on technics and motorics in complicated rhythms. Also about reading stranger and newer music, not just stuff that ¬ęeverybody knows¬Ľ. And to broaden our knowledge of interesting composers.‚ÄĚ (Atso Almila)
Those interested in participating please complet and send the Inscription Sheet, as well as a link to YOUTUBE of a ca.10 minutes video recording of a recent performance or rehearsal to: info@camerataantoniosoler.com

Those interested in participating please send a link to YOUTUBE to info@camerataantoniosoler.com or a 10 min. DVD with a recent performance or rehearsal to:

C/ Padre Villacast√≠n, 7, 2¬ļ B
28200 San Lorenzo del Escorial (Madrid)

With the collaboration of:
instituto embajada com-madrid2 real-coliseo-carlos-3a