Hungarian Conductor Gábor Káli Awarded Salzburg Festival Young Conductors’ Prize

Conductor Gábor Káli has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Competition

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Gábor Káli

35-year-old Hungarian conductor Gábor Káli has this week been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Nestle and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Competition – in Salzburg, Austria.

A graduate of the Liszt Academy and the Berlin University of Arts, Gábor is a former 1st prize winner at the Hong Kong International Conducting Competition – and currently serves as Assistant Conductor of the State Opera Nürnberg and the Budapest Festival Orchestra.

Selected from 90 international applicants, he will receive €15,000 (US $17,000) – plus a prestigious invitation to lead a performance as next year’s Salzburg Festival.

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

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