Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition 2013
Discovery and promotion of new young conductors from all over the world
The Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition began in 1992 and is organized every two years by the Cadaqués Orchestra with the aim of discovering and promoting young conductors. The winner of the competition is given the opportunity to conduct twenty-four of the most important Spanish symphony orchestras over three seasons. Major international orchestras such as the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Royal Flanders, the BBC Manchester Philharmonic and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic also collaborate with the competition.
Gennady Rozhdestvensky and Sir Neville Marriner, presidents of an international jury
The Panel of Judges in 2013 will be formed by:
– Gennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor. President
– Lutz Köhler, conductor
– Jaime Martín, Principal Conductor of the Gävle Symfoniorkester (Sweden) and Principal Conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués
– François Bou, General Manager of the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
– Cristina Rocca, Artistic Director of the Orchestre National de France
– Louwrens Langevoort, Executive and Artistic Director of the Köhlner Philharmonie
– Orquestra de Cadaqués
Each jury member has one vote and Cadaqués Orchestra has two votes.
A chance to present a new repertoire and the commission of a new work
The competition repertoire combines famous orchestral works with lesser-known works from the Spanish repertoire – unpublished and revived pieces by musicians from the past, which despite their quality had been forgotten or had not been performed or re-edited since the time they were composed.
The competition includes a work commissioned to a Spanish composer, which is premiered in the competition final. The guest composers on previous occasions were Ramon Lazkano, Jesús Torres, Jesús Rueda, Xavier Montsalvatge, Cristobal Halffter, Luis de Pablo, Juan Guinjoan, Lleonard Balada, David del Puerto and José María Sánchez Verdú.
Auditions and candidates
The Cadaqués Orchestra European Conducting Competition is divided into five rounds, with a maximum of sixty candidates accepted for the first round.
All the rounds of the competition are open to the public and the press.
A three-year concert tour for the winner
The first prize consists of a three-year concert tour conducting the orchestras that collaborate with the Cadaqués Orquestra European Conducting Competition.