Maestro is a new programme on Dutch national television, in which celebrities have to train to become the conductor for symphony orchestra Holland Symfonia. The candidates, all with a passion for classical music, compete for the title of ‘Maestro’. They are trained by professional coaches and their performances are judged by a jury of leading figures from classical music. Each week, one candidate is eliminated.
Maestro is being recorded at the beautiful Philharmonie in Haarlem. United is providing both the 10 camera recording and the complete audio for this huge entertainment programme. A tough job, because as episodes progress, soloists and even choirs will join in alongside the 70 piece orchestra in order to challenge the contestants. As well as the multiple-camera recording in the auditorium, United ENG’s follow the celebrities during their coaching sessions. Maestro’s finale, where the last two contestants will throw everything into the battle in order to be crowned as the winner, will be broadcast live the day after Christmas.