On Conducting 9

A Rare Opportunity: Introduction to the Saito Technique of Conducting

On the 28th July (repeated on 30th July) – as in this month – there is an excellent opportunity for conductors to gain an introductory insight into the conducting technique developed by Saito. Very basically, the basis of the Saito method is control of acceleration and deceleration in the conducting motion. The Saito conducting technique was developed by Hideo Saito after he analysed the gestures of outstanding conductors in Europe and Japan in the 1920s and 30s.

The most famous proponent of this technique is probably Seiji Ozawa. In this introduction on 28th July, the webinar will be given by the outstanding Italian conductor, Carlo Montanaro. I have previoulsy written about Maestro Montanaro’s Opera Webinar classes – which should be mandatory for any aspiring Opera conductor. If you haven’t signed up yet, do it today.


I warmly suggest that if you have a real interest in examining all the different conducting techniques proposed by different pedagogues, join this webinar. Information can be found at the above link.

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