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New conducting competition looks for world class talent

The 1st International Conductors Competition- Augsburg ois looking to find the next world class symphonic conducting talent.

Augsburg

 

An exciting new international competition has been launched in a bid to find the next leading world class symphonic conductor.

Talents

The 1st International Conductors Competition- Augsburg will take place in the historic Bavarian city between the 2nd July and the 7th July, with competitors required to showcase their outstanding talents in directing a Symphonic Wind Orchestra, Brass Band, Orchestra and Armed Forces Concert Band.

The competition has no age restriction, whilst competitors will be helped by communication throughout in both English and German

Lifetime opportunity

A spokesperson told 4BR: "This is an amazing opportunity for conductors to test themselves at the very highest level — and to showcase their versatility and understanding of different musical ensembles.

The prestige that will come from winning the event is immense, with numerous opportunities to develop an exciting, diverse conducting career. We welcome conductors from any musical background for what will be the opportunity of a lifetime."

Repertoire and ensembles

The first round will see competitors the renowned Symphonic wind orchestra of Augsburg University's Leopold-Mozart-Zentrum, whilst the second round will see them tackle repertoire with the Bayerische Brass Band Akademie (3BA).

Semi-finalists will be conduct the Augsburg Philharmonic Orchestra, with the finalists taking the podium to direct the acclaimed Concert Band of the German Armed Forces.

Repertoire for the competition can be found at the website: www.conductorscompetition-augsburg.de

It includes such works as 'Fantasy Tales' (Piet Swerts) and 'Vita Aeterna Variations' (Alexander Comitas) for symphonic wind and brass bands, as well as 'Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche' and 'Don Juan' by Richard Strauss for orchestra.

The prestige that will come from winning the event is immense, with numerous opportunities to develop an exciting, diverse conducting careerSpokesperson

Applications

Applicants are asked to send a full CV, photograph and application video by e-mail to:

or by post to:

Attention of: T. Tartamella

Freunde und Alumni der Dirigentenausbildung in Augsburg e.V.
Maximilianstrase 22
86150
Augsburg
Germany

Further information:

For further information (fees, complete repertoire, accommodation etc) visit: www.conductorscompetition-augsburg.de



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