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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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Los AngelesSalonen’s Stravinsky: Myths

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Esa-Pekka Salonen; Peter Sellars; Paul Groves; Cecilia Tsan; Sathya Sam

San FranciscoSimone Young conducts Scheherazade

Glinka, Tchaikovsky, Rimsky-Korsakov
San Francisco Symphony; Simone Young; Mario Brunello

SeattleMozart Symphony No. 40

Debussy, Ravel, Dalbavie, Mozart
Seattle Symphony Orchestra; Ludovic Morlot; Demarre McGill

TorontoMahler Resurrection Symphony

Mahler: Symphony no. 2 in C minor 'Resurrection'
Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Juanjo Mena; Joélle Harvey; Marie-Nicole Lemieux; Amadeus Choir; Elmer Iseler Singers
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Songs without words from Davis and the BBCSO

Sir Andrew Davis © Lucas Dawson

The BBC Symphony Orchestra and its conductor laureate Sir Andrew Davis brought three seemingly disparate orchestral works, united by their songfulness and ravishing sounds, vividly to life.

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Capuçon, Shani and the Wiener Symphoniker play French music in Aix

Renaud Capuçon and the Wiener Symphoniker © Caroline Doutre
What a day to hear an all-French programme, and with this fragile moment at its heart criticism feels futile, disrespectful even.
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Smouldering Beethoven and barnstorming Ives from Elder and the LSO

Kirill Gerstein © Marco Borggreve
Plenty of mustard with Ives' beguiling Americana and intelligent Beethoven from Kirill Gerstein.
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The elixir of love: Blomstedt conducts the Philharmonia

Herbert Blomstedt © Martin UK Lengemann
As spry as ever at 91, Herbert Blomstedt returns to the Philharmonia for an energetic "Eroica" Symphony with plenty of brio. 
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