Workshop and Master Class with


and the Carlos Chávez Symphony Orchestra in historic Chapultepec Park in México City

August 30 – September 12, 2021

Maestro Diemecke

Artistic General Director of the famed Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and award-winning Music Director of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic and the Flint Symphony Orchestra in Michigan, will select 8 aspiring conductors and 10 auditors for the intensive two-week program focusing on repertoire for string orchestra. The first week’s activities will be an unprecedented week of remote webinar score analysis led by Maestro Diemecke, followed by one week of rehearsals and concerts in México City by the participants with the Carlos Chávez Orchestra in the Centro Cultural Los Pinos.

Application Deadline:

NEW DATE: July 1, 2021

Webinar Dates:

August 30 – September 3, 2021

Rehearsals in México City

September 6 – 10, 2021


September 12, 2021

In 2021 Maestro Enrique Diemecke will present master classes and workshops for orchestral conductors with the Orquesta Carlos Chávez of the Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical of México, focusing on string orchestra, repertoire to be announced

Program Details

Eight aspiring conductors will be selected as Full Participanting conductors in workshops and master clases with two pianos, rehearsals with the orchestra, one dress rehearsal and one public concert in the new Centro Cultural Los Pinos, located in the beautiful, historic Chapultepec Park in México City. (September 6 to September 12, 2021.)

In advance of the workshops and master clases, Maestro Diemecke will prepare the orchestra for one week in sectional rehearsals (August 23 to 29.) The following week he will rehearse the full orchestra and lead them in a concert of the repertoire selected for the master clases (August 30 – September 5.)

The podium time for each Full Participating conductor will be as follows:

  • Workshops with two pianos, totalling 55 minutes.
  • Rehearsals with orchestra, totalling 75 minutes.
  • Dress rehearsal, 11 minutes.

Previous to the workshops and master classes in México City, the Full Participanting conductors will receive a 3 hour daily webinar session with Maestro Diemecke (from August 30th to September 3rd), in preparation of the live sessions.

Tuition for Full Participanting conductors includes shared hotel accommodations in a double room, breakfast for 8 days, and local transportation to and from all sessions.

In addition to the 8 Full Participanting conductors, there will be 10 Auditor conductors selected, who will attend all of the sessions with the Full Participating conductors. In addition, Auditor conductors will have 15 minute session with two pianos.

All sessions will be professionally recorded by the organizer and offered to the participants.

Interested Applicants

The Master Classes and Workshops are open to aspiring conductors of all nationalities. The organizers will advertise internationally for participants. Applicants will submit cvs, letters of reccomendation and video recordings. Participants and auditors will be selected by Maestro Diemecke.


  • Full Participanting conductors: TBA
  • Auditor conductors: TBA
  • Application fee: TBA
  • Scholarships offered. Request it in your registry.

Focus of the Sessions

  • Preparation and Score Analysis.
  • Baton Technique.
  • Body Expression and Communication.
  • Preparation and Rehearsal Technique.
  • Preparing a Season (Programming).
  • Performance Practices.


Repertoire for string orchestra to be announced.

Holst St. Paul’s Suite, Op. 29, selections

Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048 

Baber Adagio for Strings

Grieg Holberg Suite Op. 40, selections

Borodin Nocturne (arr. Sargent)

Alvarez Metro Chabacano

Mozart Divertimento K. 136

Bartok Rumanian Folk Dances

Dates of the Program

-Week No. 1, Orchestral sectionals with Maestro Diemecke (August 23 to 29.)

-Week No. 2, Rehearsals and Concert with Maestro Diemecke (August 30 – September 5.)Webinars with the Full Participating conductors (August 30 to September 3).

-Week No. 3, Master Classes, Workshops and Concert (September 6 to 12).

Administration team

Enrique Arturo Diemecke, Artistic Director and Master Class Director 

Isabel Wolf, Admissions and International Affairs

  • Maestro Diemecke has been a teacher of the leading Mexican conductors of recent years, including: Jesús Medina, Director of the Jalisco Philharmonic; Carlos M. Prieto, Director of the Louisiana Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of México; Juan Carlos Lomónaco, Director of the Yucatán Orchestra; Alondra de la Parra, former Director of the Queensland Symphony; Christian Gohmer, Director of Solistas Ensamble Choir of the National Fine Arts Institute of Mexico (INBA); Rodrigo Sierra Moncayo, Director of Zapopan Youth Orchestra of Jalisco; Abdiel Vázquez, pianist and Artistic Director of Opera of Morelia.
  • From 2016 to 2019 Maestro Diemecke received the grant “Creadores escénicos con trayectoria” from the Federal Culture Secretary of México to give Master Classes and Workshops throughout the country to more than 70 conducting students, culminating in Maestro Diemecke’s forthcoming book of his experiences as conductor and teacher.
  • From 2018 Maestro Diemecke has been the head of Seminars in orchestral conducting of the prestigious Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, trough the Superior Art Institute and its Academic Orchestra.
  • From 2007 to 2011, Maestro Diemecke was both teacher of orchestra conducting and Music Director of the Academic Orchestra of the Superior School of Music of the National Fine Arts Institute of Mexico.
  • During the 2020 quarantine, Diemecke was invited to give two webinar conducting Master Classes for the Seminar “Eduardo Mata” of the National University Autonomous of México (UNAM).

Schedule / Week No. 3

SCHEDULE Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday
09:00-12:00 Welcome / Introduction Workshops / 2 pianos Workshops / 2 pianos Workshops / 2 pianos Workshops / 2 pianos Feedback Feedback
10:00-13:30 Dress rehearsal
12:00-14:00 Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break Lunch Break / Feedback Lunch Break / Feedback Lunch Break / Feedback
14:00-17:30 Workshops / 2 pianos Rehearsal with orchestra Rehearsal with orchestra Rehearsal with orchestra Rehearsal with orchestra Concert Closing Ceremony.
18:00-20:00 Feedback Feedback Feedback Feedback

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Enrique Arturo Diemecke

Master Class 2021