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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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ValenciaOrquesta de Valencia

Orquesta de Valencia
Mendelssohn: Symphony no. 2 in B flat major, "Lobgesang" (Hymn of Praise), Op.52
Orquesta de Valencia; Ramón Tebar

RotterdamShostakovich 11

Salonen, Shostakovich
Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra; Dima Slobodeniouk; Nicolas Alstaedt

ValladolidConexiones poderosas

Conexiones poderosas
Bizet, Zimmermann, Shchedrin
Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León; Josep Pons; Manuel Blanco

AmsterdamBernard Haitink conducts the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

© Mladen Pikulic
Mozart, Bruckner
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Bernard Haitink; Dame Mitsuko Uchida
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Rattle and the LSO on toe-tapping form

Sir Simon Rattle © Oliver Helbig
Dance, jazz and Latin rhythms were all present in this programme, which rolled back the years to Rattle's early years. 
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Shimmering showstoppers in Pittsburgh

Simone Lamsma © Otto van den Toorn
Korngold's Violin Concerto from Simone Lamsma is delivered with extraordinary deftness and depth, while Rachmaninov's Symphonic Dances thrill under Yan Pascal Tortelier and the Pittsburgh Symphony.
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Strauss and Schubert songs contrasted with Matthias Goerne

Matthias Goerne, Jaap van Zweden and the New York Philharmonic © Chris Lee
Almost every June from 1989 to 1999, I visited the charming town of Feldkirch, in the Vorarlberg region of Western Austria, for the annual Schubertiade, originally founded in 1976 by the great German baritone Hermann Prey.
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MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
MTT was back in Los Angeles for another spell as guest, this time bringing to local audiences one of his specialties of the house. 
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StockholmMozart's Symphony no. 40

Mozart: Symphony no. 40 in G minor, K550
Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Sakari Oramo

StockholmJacob Gade Tango Jalousie

Gade: Jealousy Tango
Mats Nilsson; Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Woodwind and Horn Ensemble

BergenAnton Bruckner Symphony No 6

Bruckner: Symphony no. 6 in A major, WAB 106
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Robin Ticciati

BergenPaus: Concerto for Timpani and Orchestra

Paus: Timpani Concerto
Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra; Andrew Litton; Håkon Kartveit