Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition
The competition was founded by the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, with the idea of helping young conductors at the start of their conducting careers. The first prize includes a cash prize and engagements with several orchestras.
|Year||1st prize||2nd prize||3rd prize|
|2007||Not awarded||Shi-yeon Sung|
|2010||Ainars Rubikis||Aziz Shokhakhimov||Yordan Kamdzhalov|
|2013||Lahav Shani|| David Danzmayr
|2016||Kahchun Wong||Sergey Neller||Valentin Uryupin|
From 6 to 13 May 2016 the Bamberg Symphony held The Mahler Competition for the fifth time.
Out of 381 applicants from 64 countries, 14 candidates were invited to Bamberg, 11 male and 3 female.
The members of the Jury were Jonathan Nott, President of the Jury and former Principal Conductor of the Bamberg Symphony, Marina Mahler, the composer’s granddaughter and Honorary Member, Marcus Rudolf Axt, Chief Executive of the Bamberg Symphony, the conductors Jiří Bělohlávek, John Carewe and Sir Neville Marriner, the conductor and singer Barbara Hannigan, the conductor and composer Jörg Widmann, the President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Deborah Borda, the artist consultant Martin Campbell-White, the Provost and Dean of The Juilliard School Ara Guzelimian and Boris-Alexander Jusa, a member of the Bamberg Symphony.
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