Candidates Announced for 2021 Rotterdam International Conducting Competition

This year's competition will be held from the 21st of May to the 4th of June, 2021

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The inaugural 2021 International Conducting Competition Rotterdam announced its 24 opening round candidates.

The 2021 candidates are:

  • Carlos Ágreda (Colombia)
  • Bertie Baigent (United Kingdom)
  • Daichi Deguchi (Japan)
  • Martijn Dendievel (Belgium)
  • Ka Hou Fan (Macao/Portugal)
  • Nicolò Foron (Italy/Germany)
  • Oscar Jockel (Germany)
  • Yuwon Kim (South Korea)
  • Johannes Marsovszky (Germany)
  • Paul Marsovszky (Germany)
  • Nils Erik Måseidvåg (Norway)
  • Kent Moussault (Netherlands/Japan)
  • Wilson Ng (Hong Kong)
  • Simon Proust (France)
  • Anna Rakitina (Russia)
  • Chloe Rooke (United Kingdom)
  • Joel Sandelson (United Kingdom)
  • Nikita Sorokine (Russia/France)
  • Luis Toro Araya (Chile)
  • Piotr Wacławik (Poland)
  • Katharina Wincor (Austria)
  • CJ Wu (Taiwan)
  • Hankyeol Yoon (South Korea)
  • Johannes Zahn (Germany)

 

 

Open to international conductors between the ages of 23 to 35 years of age, the Grand Prize winner will receive €15,000.

The 2021 jury will comprise: Michel van der Aa, Roberta Alexander, Anja Bihlmaier, Deborah Borda, Martyn Brabbins, Jonathan Darlington, Sian Edwards, Iván Fischer, Jane Glover, Ara Guzelimian, Antony Hermus, Ton Koopman, Sophie de Lint, Sir James MacMillan, Wayne Marshall, Kenneth Montgomery, Franck Ollu, Alondra de la Parra, Lahav Shani, Ed Spanjaard, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Maxim Vengerov, Benjamin Wallfisch, George Wiegel, Elmar Weingarten and Xian Zhang.

The Violin Channel, as the competition’s official international media and broadcast partner, will be providing streaming coverage direct from Rotterdam.