The Donatella Flick London Symphony Conducting Competition 2016

The 2016 Competition


The 2016 competition will take place 15–17 November 2016 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Barbican Hall in London. Entry is now open and will close at 6pm on 21 April 2016. Entry is only available online and costs £50.

The competition is open to conductors under the age of 35 who are citizens of the 28 countries having full membership of the European Union.

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> Please read the full competition rules before entering

From the applications received, 20 conductors will be selected to enter Round 1, with 10 of those selected for Round 2. Three finalists will be chosen for the Final Round.

The Guildhall School Symphony Orchestra will be the orchestra for Rounds 1 and 2, taking place at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. Rounds 1 and 2 are not open to the public. The Final will take place in the Barbican Hall with the London Symphony Orchestra in front of a public audience.

Repertoire

Repertoire: Round 1
SCHUBERT Symphony No 5
HAYDN Symphony No 99
STRAVINSKY Concerto in Eb (‘Dumbarton Oaks’)

Repertoire: Round 2
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No 2
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
Round 2 candidates will also be expected to prepare two short contemporary works, details of which will be given in October 2016.

Repertoire: Final Round
VERDI The Force of Destiny Overture
ELGAR Enigma Variations
RACHMANINOV Symphonic Dances

Jury

Rounds 1 and 2
Lennox Mackenzie LSO Chairman, Chairman of the Jury
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Gennady Rozhdestvensky conductor
Carlo Rizzi conductor
Rachel Gough LSO Principal Bassoon

Final Round
Lennox Mackenzie LSO Chairman, Chairman of the Jury
Yuri Temirkanov conductor
Gennady Rozhdestvensky conductor
Carlo Rizzi conductor
Antonio Pappano conductor
Rachel Gough LSO Principal Bassoon

Prize

The winner is awarded £15,000 and will have the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra for up to one year.

During this time with the LSO the successful conductor will work with the LSO’s Principal and guest conductors on the preparation of concerts, often on the assessment of new scores, take part in the LSO’s education and outreach programme, LSO Discovery, accompany the orchestra on tour and, should the opportunity arise, conduct the LSO in concert.

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