International Competitions – Conducting

Students should consult websites and literature produced by the individual funding organisations for complete and up-to-date information & for relevant application forms.

ANTAL DORATI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
The competition aims to offer a real career opportunity to emerging orchestra conductors and is open to musicians of any nationality without age limits. The competition is held in Budapest in Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV Rehearsal Hall and Italian Cultural Center “G. Verdi” Great Hall in Budapest.
Website: http://www.antaldoraticompetition.com/

CADAQUES INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition began in 1992 with the aim of discovering and promoting young conductors. The winner of the competition is given the opportunity to conduct twenty-three of the most important Spanish symphony orchestras over three seasons.
Website: http://www.orquestradecadaques.com/en/concursdedireccio/

INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION JEUNESSES MUSICALES BUCHAREST
Open to conductors of all nationalities up to the age of 35.
Website: http://www.bucharestcompetition.ro/

1st MAKRIS INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION
The Makris Conducting Competition was formed with the goal to promote and discover outstanding musical talent. The aim is to promote cultural exchange, tolerance, equality, understanding and the highest level of musicianship.
Website: https://www.makriscompetition.com/

ARTURO TOSCANINI INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTORS’ COMPETITION
Triennial. Open to conductors of any nationality aged 35 and under.   First Prize is 15,000 euro and a series of concerts with the Philharmonic Toscanini.
Website: http://www.fondazionetoscanini.it/

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