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Guide to Conductors

Conductor interviews
Conductor competitions
Mahler Conducting Competition of Bamberg Symphony
Entry deadline:
Not yet open
Next competition: September 2019
Bamberg, Germany
Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition
Entry deadline:
Entries now closed
Finals: 20 - 22 November 2018
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Solti International Conducting Competition
Next competition:
2019, Frankfurt
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Frankfurt am MainFokus Sir Simon Rattle

Bartók, Bruckner
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

LondonPoetry and passion

Poetry and passion
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Juanjo Mena; Javier Perianes

BambergSzymon Nehring, Ulrich Witteler & Bamberger Symphoniker

Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann
Bamberg Symphony; Antonello Manacorda; Szymon Nehring; Ulrich Witteler

CambridgeBoris Giltburg performs Tchaikovsky

Boris Giltburg performs Tchaikovsky
Mozart, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Antony Hermus; Boris Giltburg
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Souvenirs from the sunny south at the Elbphilharmonie

Vadim Gluzman © Marco Borggreve

The Principal Guest Conductor of the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester, Krzysztof Urbański, partners Vadim Gluzman in Tchaikovsky’s violin concerto, but is strangely uninspired by Mendelssohn’s tribute to the joys of Italy.

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Herreweghe's one-of-a-kind “Jupiter” with the Philharmonia

Philippe Herreweghe © Michael Hendryckx
Herreweghe’s lifelong artistry of concentration, clarity and intimacy was nowhere better demonstrated than in an exalted account of Mozart's last symphony. 
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A Rachmaninov evening with the Russian National Orchestra

Kirill Karabits © Konrad Cwik
A marvelous musician, Mikhail Pletnev, conveyed a fresh perspective on the inner works of Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto. 
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Safety first: the Symphony Orchestra of India makes its London debut

Zakir Hussain © Jim McGuire
An evening of different musical flavours, but none, as yet, are quite distinctive on the palate.
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