VC LIVE | Rotterdam International Conducting Competition Final Rounds

Each round will consist of rehearsals and a final concert performance, both of which will be judged by the jury and open to the public

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We're coming to you from this week for the inaugural Rotterdam International Conducting Competition Final Rounds.

Open to international conductors between the ages of 23 to 35 years old, the Grand Prize winner will receive €15,000.

The final rounds of the competition will be held from May 26 - June 3, with each designate winner given the opportunity to conduct the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, Rotterdam Symphony Chorus, Sinfonia Rotterdam, Doelen Ensemble, and the Orchestra of the 18th Century.

Each round will consist of rehearsals and a final concert performance, both of which will be judged by the jury and open to the public.

The competition will have separate juries for each round. They are to include: Michel van der Aa, Giordino Bellincampi, Anja Bihlmaier, Deborah Borda, Karina Canelakkis, Jonathan Darlington, Sian Edwards, Jane Glover, Ara Guzelimian, Antony Hermus, Ton Koopman, Sophie de Lint, Sir James MacMillan, Wayne Marshall, Kenneth Montgomery, Franck Ollu, Lahav Shani, Ed Spanjaard, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Maxim Vengerov, Benjamin Wallfisch, George Wiegel, Joshua Weilerstein, Elmar Weingarten, John Wilson, and Yip Wing Sie.

The 2021/2022 designate winners are:

  • Carlos Ágreda (Colombia)

  • Bertie Baigent (United Kingdom)

  • Martijn Dendievel (Belgium)

  • Chloe Rooke (United Kingdom)

  • Joel Sandelson (United Kingdom)

  • Luis Toro Araya (Chile)

You can vote for your favorite conductor here.

 

THURSDAY MAY 26 | 9:00 AM (EST)
2022 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION | ROUND 1 OPEN AIR CONCERT PROMS
KOP VAN ZUID | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

 

 

 

SATURDAY MAY 28 | 2:00 PM (EST)
2022 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION | ROUND 2 DOELENENSEMBLE 
DE DOELEN - JURRIAANSE ZAAL | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

 

 

MONDAY MAY 30 | 2:00 PM (EST)
2022 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION | ROUND 3 ORCHESTRA OF THE 18TH CENTURY
MAIN HALL - DE DOELEN | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 1 | 2:00 PM (EST)
2022 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION | ROUND 4 ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA AND LAURENTS SYMPHONY CHORUS
MAIN HALL - DE DOELEN | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS

 

 

 

FRIDAY JUNE 3 | 1:00 PM (EST)
2022 ROTTERDAM INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION | ROUND 5 FINALS ROTTERDAM PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
MAIN HALL - DE DOELEN | ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS