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