Maazel-Vilar Conductor's Competition

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The Maazel-Vilar Conductor's Competition is a conducting competition founded in 2001.[1] Reflecting the shared vision of its founders, conductor Lorin Maazel and philanthropist Alberto Vilar, the competition aims to give exceptional opportunities for career development to young talented conductors.[2]

The competition is an international event. In 2001–02 it held six regional rounds worldwide, leading up to a final round at the Carnegie Hall in New York City in September 2002. At each stage, the candidates did not compete against each other for ranking by a jury, but rather were measured against a standard set to demonstrate outstanding potential. This open competitive process, under the guidance of Lorin Maazel, was designed to educate all of the participants about the breadth of skills a successful conductor must have and the rigorous training required to master those skills.[3]

Further reading[edit]

  • Conducting Competitions: Maazel-Vilar Conductor's Competition, International Besanon Competition for Young Conductors. Unknown. May 2010. ISBN 978-1-157-44468-8. 


  1. ^ Carvajal, Doreen (January 18, 2001). "New Foundation to Aid Aspiring Conductors". New York Times. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Mission". Maazel/Vilar Conductors' Competition. 
  3. ^ "Mission". Maazel/Vilar Conductors' Competition.