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Martín Chirino International Conducting Competition – Gran Canaria

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The Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria (OFGC) presents the Martín Chirino - Gran Canaria International Conducting Competition.

The first edition will be held between the 7th and 11th of October 2019 in the OFGC Foundation Cultural Center and the Auditorio Alfredo Kraus in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

The contest, promoted by the OFGC Foundation of the Cabildo de Gran Canaria in collaboration with the Martín Chirino Foundation for the Arts and Thought, will bring together on the island young talented conductors from around the world.

The competition is open to conductors of all nationalities with no age restriction. Each participant shall be responsible for his/her travel and accommodation expenses, except for the 5 candidates selected to participate in the final phase. For these candidates, the accommodation and travel expenses for the 10th, 11th and 12th of October 2019 shall be paid by the organising committee.

The final round of the competition will take place on Friday 11th of October as a concert of the OFGC 2019/20 season.

Karel Mark Chichon will chair the jury, which is composed of important personalities from contemporary musical life including the distinguished conductors Gérard Korsten, Enrique García Asensio and Víctor Pablo Pérez, Kees Vlaardingerbroek (artistic director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic), Jo Fry (Askonas Holt Agency) and Erich Seitter.

For more information, please visit the Martín Chirino Conducting Competition's website.

Fact file
SectionsConductor
Deadline15 Sep 2019
Finals11 Oct 2019
WhereLas Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Age groupsOrchestra conductors of all ages shall be entitled to participate in this competition.
Prizes

First Prize

€8,000.00 and one subscription concert with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria during season 2020-2021. Besides, the winner shall receive consulting services from one year, provided by Karel Mark Chichon, Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the OFGC and Jo Fry, Senior Artist Manager of the agency Askonas Holt.

Second Prize

€2,000.00 and one extraordinary concert with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria during season 2020-2021.

Third Prize

One educational concert with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria during season 2020-2021.

Prize of the Public

Distinctive diploma


finals & semifinals

Las Palmas de Gran CanariaSemifinal of the Martín Chirino Conducting Competition

to be announced
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; Semifinalists of the Martín Chirino Conducting Competition

Las Palmas de Gran CanariaFinal of the Martín Chirino Conducting Competition

to be announced
Orquesta Filarmónica de Gran Canaria; Finalists of the Martín Chirino Conducting Competition