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The seventeenth Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competitors – LSO St Luke’s (21 – 23 March 2023) – Seen and Heard Worldwide


Twenty rivals from throughout Europe have been introduced for the seventeenth Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competitors. Internationally acknowledged as one of many world’s main conducting competitions, the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competitors will see twenty rivals compete for the £15,000 prize awarded by Donatella Flick and alternative to grow to be Assistant Conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra for as much as one yr.

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The 20 finalists introduced come from eleven nations: Austria, Czechia, France, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and the UK. (Biographies for every of the rivals could be discovered on the Competitors’s web site.) As at all times, rivals will conduct the London Symphony Orchestra and are drawn from the very best conductors aged 30 or beneath who’re residents of the UK; nations having full membership of the European Union; and Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein or Switzerland.

The winner is awarded £15,000 by Donatella Flick and may have the chance to grow to be Assistant Conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra for as much as one yr. Throughout this time with the LSO the profitable conductor will work with the LSO’s Principal and visitor conductors on the preparation of concert events, typically on the evaluation of recent scores; participate within the LSO’s training and outreach programme, LSO Discovery; accompany the orchestra on tour and, ought to the chance come up, conduct the LSO in live performance.

One of many rivals will even grow to be a Welsh Nationwide Opera Affiliate Conductor for a season, the place they’ll have the chance to work with WNO’s Music Director, Tomáš Hanus, in addition to on a spread of productions, concert events and engagement exercise in Cardiff and at among the Firm’s touring venues in Wales and England.

Donatella Flick, Founding father of the Competitors stated: ‘I’m delighted to welcome our 20 conductors to London from throughout Europe to compete within the newest version of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competitors. They signify the very best of an unbelievable technology who are usually not solely supremely proficient however have additionally proven nice resilience and creativity in coping with the a number of challenges posed by the worldwide pandemic on creating younger careers. I salute all of them and look ahead to welcoming them to the Competitors in March, in addition to audiences worldwide who can watch the ultimate spherical by way of Medici TV.

After the primary day of competitors the Competitors’s jury selects ten conductors to undergo to the Second Spherical, and from these three finalists can be chosen for the Ultimate Spherical.

The 2023 jury consists of: David Alberman (Jury Chair), LSO Principal Second Violin and LSO Chair; Sally Beamish, Composer; Martyn Brabbins, Conductor; Sian Edwards, Conductor; Juliana Koch, LSO Principal Oboe; and Sir Antonio Pappano, LSO’s Chief Conductor Designate.

The ultimate spherical can be streamed on medici.television on Thursday 23 March from 7pm, the place viewers from across the globe will be capable to catch the thrill of the Competitors and see the winner introduced dwell. The livestream can be hosted by Gramophone Editor-in-Chief James Jolly.



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