Llíria City of Music International Conducting Competition Announces Winner

28-year-old Hungarian conductor Levente Török was awarded First Prize at the Spanish competition

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As part of his prize, Török will receive conducting engagements with ten of Spain's most prominent orchestras. He will also be represented by Spanish artist management group AIE, and receives a monetary prize of €10,000.

The three finalists conducted Beethoven's Coriolan Overture, an aria from Mozart's Don Giovanni, and a contemporary work by local composer Francisco Coll. Russian conductor Luibov Nosova won second prize, while Spanish conductor Edmon Levon came third.

Török initially studied at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music, and later trained as a conductor and repetiteur at Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2018, he has been the first conductor at the Theater Ulm in Germany and worked at the Theater Regensburg between 2015 and 2018.

The International Conducting Competition was held in Llíria, a UNESCO City of Music.