Katy Wright

Deputy Editor, Classical Music

2018 Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition to be live-streamed

11:23, 4th December 2017

The final round of the 15th Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, which will take place in November 2018, will be live-streamed for the first time.

The final round of the Competition, which will see three finalists conduct Vadim Repin and the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) in Prokofiev’s second violin concerto at the Barbican, will be streamed live for the first time on medici.tv.

All three rounds will be open to the public for the first time. The competition has also announced changes to its application criteria, opening it up to four new countries – Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland – and reducing the age limit for applicants from 35 to 30.

The winner of the competition will receive £15,000 and will become the LSO’s assistant conductor for at least one year.

The judges for the first two rounds of the competition will be conductors Sian Edwards, Tadaaki Otaka and Yan Pascal Tortelier, violinist Vadim Repin, LSO principal cor anglais Christine Pendrill, and LSO sub-leader Lennox Mackenzie, who will chair the panel. The judges for the final round will be Vadim Repin Sir Antonio Pappano and François-Xavier Roth, the LSO’s principal guest conductor and winner of the 2000 Donatella Flick Conducting Competition.

Applications for the competition are now open to anyone under the age of 30 who is a citizen of an EU member state, including the UK, or Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The deadline for applications is 20 April 2018.


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