Candidates Announced for London Symphony’s Donatella Flick Emerging Conductors’ Competition

The 20 candidates for the London Symphony Orchestra's 2018 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition have been announced

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The 20 young conductors have this week been announced for the London Symphony Orchestra‘s 2018 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition – to be held in London from the 20th to 22nd of November.

The 2018 candidates are:

  • Maciej Kotarba (27, Poland)
  • Chloé van Soeterstède (29, France)
  • Jordan Gudefin (29, France)
  • Sándor Károlyi (28, Austria)
  • Pak Lok Alvin Ho (25, United Kingdom)
  • Anton Holmer (27, Sweden)
  • Felix Mildenberger (28, Germany)
  • Valentin Egel (23, Germany)
  • Hermes Helfricht (26, Germany)
  • Chloé Dufresne (26, France)
  • Thomas Goff (25, United Kingdom)
  • Jacob Joyce (25, Germany)
  • Johanna Malangré (28, Germany)
  • Katharina Wincor (23, Austria)
  • Teddy Poll (29, Germany)
  • Bertie Baigent (23, United Kingdom)
  • Alexander Colding Smith (29, Denmark)
  • Jack Sheen (25, United Kingdom)
  • William Le Sage (28, France)
  • Harry Ogg, (27, United Kingdom)

Open to European conductors aged 30 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive £15,000 – plus an invitation to served as the London Symphony’s Assistant Conductor for up to one year.

This year’s jury comprises: Lennox Mackenzie (Chairman), Sian Edwards, Tadaaki Otaka, Christine Pendrill, Vadim Repin and Yan Pascal.

Previous 1st prize winners include Aziz Shokhakimov, Lorenzo Viotti, Maxime Pascal, Ben Gernon, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, Ainārs Rubikis, David Afkham and Kerem Hasan.

PICTURED: 2018 DONATELLA FLICK CONDUCTING COMPETITION CANDIDATE, TEDDY POLL FROM GERMANY

 

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