2nd Round Candidates Announced for Germany’s Mahler Conducting Competition

The 2nd round candidates have been announced for the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition

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The 2nd round candidates have this week been announced for the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition – in Bamberg, Germany.

The 2020 2nd round candidates are:

  • Finnegan Downie Dear
  • Killian Farrel
  • Orr Guy
  • Andreas Hansson
  • Thomas Jung
  • Piero Lombardi Iglesias
  • Harry Ogg
  • Mikhail Shektman
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Katharina Wincor

Open to international conductors 35 years of age and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €30,000.

This year's competition has continued as planned – but in strict compliance with Germany's COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene regulations.

The 2020 jury comprises: Marina Mahler, Jakub Hrusa, Pamela Rosenberg, John Carewe, Martin Campbell-White, Ara Guzelimian, Barbara Hannigan, Lahav Shani, Juanjo Mena, Mark Stringer, Miroslav Srnka, Marcus Axt and Martin Timphus.

Previous 1st prize winners include: Gustavo Dudamel, Ainārs Rubiķis, Lahav Shani and Kahchun Wong.