1st Felix Mendelssohn Conducting Competition dedicated to M° Cosmas Galileas M° Panagiotis Diamantis, General Director City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra

1st Felix Mendelssohn Conducting Competition
dedicated to M° Cosmas Galileas
M° Panagiotis Diamantis, General Director
City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra
Studiomusica Hungary
Artistic Consultant
PRESS RELEASE
We are proud to share with the international press the results of the First Mendelssohn Conducting Competition which was held in Thessaloniki from the 5th until the 11th November 2016.
The jury, lead by M° Günter Neuhold (Austria) included the following components:
M° Haris Iliadis (Greece, Music Director of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra), M° Ovidiu Balan (Romania, Music Director of Bacau Symphony Orchestra), M° Michael Balke (Germany, Principal Conductor of Magdeburg Theatre), M° Maurizio Cocciolito (Italy, Artistic Director of “I solisti Aquilani”), M° Dario Mannino (Italy, Manager of MaMusic International Artists Agency), M° Roberto Prosseda (Italy, Concert pianist, Decca Artist) and the representatives of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra Omiros Yavroumis and Panagiota Xenariou assigned the following prizes:
The First Prize consisting in a cash prize, one concert in season 2016/2017 of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra in Megaron Concert Hall, to conduct one performance of a repertoire opera during the 2017/2018 season in Magdeburg Theatre in Magdeburg, one concert in 2017/2018 season of “I Solisti Aquilani” in l’Aquila, one concert during Jewish Art Days Budapest with Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV and one year representation by MaMusic International Artists Agency
has been assigned by unanimous decision to the Russian conductor Anton Shaburov
The Second Prize, consisting in a cash
prize, one concert with Magdeburgische Philharmonie and
one concert in 2017/2018 season of Bacau Philarmonic Orchestra
has been assigned by unanimous decision to the Japanese conductor Seitaro Ishikawa
The Third Prize, consisting in a cash prize, has been assigned to the Polish female conductor Marta Gardolinska.
Ms. Gardolinska also obtained the Orchestra Prize, consisiting in a concert in 2016/2017 season of the City of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra.
The event was a huge success, with many conductors that enrolled (for the eliminatory phase) from the European Union, Northern Europe, the Russian Federation, the Midlle East, USA, Asia, Australia.
Amongst them, 40 passed to the First Round, 20 to the Second Round, 10 to the Semifinal and 3 to the final. The final consisted in a dress rehearsal and a public concert in the Megaron Concert Hall, with the solist Roberto Prosseda who played Mendelssohn’s Piano Concerto n° 1 in G minor and the following Symphonic pieces: the first movement of Symphony n° 3 “Scottish”, the first movement from Symphony n° 5 “Reform”, the Ouverture Midsummer Night’s Dream.
The level of the participants was very high and the jury’s task was extremely demanding. Among the participants there were many professional conductors and award winners of other important international competitions, and we are delighted to announce that the three finalists of the competition express a very high level of musicianship.
The winner, M° Anton Shaburov, a part from the considerable number of concerts that he will perform as part of his prize, will also be a part of Mamusic International Artists Agency for one year, sharing the rooster with conductors such as Wayne Marshall, Christoph Rousset, Massimiliano Caldi etc. thus having the real opportunity to boost his career.


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