Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition

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The Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition is a music competition for young conductors in Bamberg, Germany.[1]


The competition was founded by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, with the idea of helping young conductors during the start of their conducting careers. The first prize includes a cash prize and engagements with several orchestras.[2]


Year 1st prize 2nd prize 3rd prize
2004 Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel
2007 Not awarded South Korea Shi-yeon Sung
2010 Latvia Ainars Rubikis Uzbekistan Aziz Shokhakhimov Bulgaria Yordan Kamdzhalov
2013 Israel Lahav Shani Austria David Danzmayr
Taiwan Tung-Chieh Chuang
not awarded
2016 Singapore Kah Chung Wong Russia Sergey Neller Russia Valentin Uryupin


  1. ^ "Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved 21 July 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bamberger symphoniker:International Gustav Mahler Conducting Prize Competition". Retrieved 21 July 2009.