The Competition will have three phases

DECEMBER
2020

SELECTION ROUNDS

The selection rounds will consist of two rounds, during which a number of pre-selected participants will get the chance to work with two orchestra’s Sinfonia Rotterdam and the Codarts Symphony Orchestra. Eventually five conductors will be selected for the actual competition, which takes place half a year later.

21 MAY TO
4 JUNE 2021

THE COMPETITION

The competition will consist of six rounds,
each with a different specialism.

Each round will consist of rehearsals and a final concert performance, both of which will be judged by the jury, and will be open to the public. Participants will get a chance to work with a number of renowned orchestras including:

  • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • De Doelen Ensemble
  • Orchestra of the 18th Century
  • Sinfonia Rotterdam

2021 – 2023

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR THE WINNERS

Judging

The ICCR presents a new format for the judging, in which a winner will be determined for each round. Next to these six ‘specialist awards’ also a Grand Prix will be awarded for the best all-round conductor.

The international jury will consist of a fixed core of four members extended with three rotating ‘specialists’ for each round. The jury will include the following*: Marin Alsop, Roberta Alexander, Deborah Borda, Ivan Fischer, Ara Guzelimian, Antony Hermus, Philippe Herreweghe, Ton Koopman, James MacMillan, Wayne Marshall, Kenneth Montgomery, Yannick Nézet-Séguinet, Lahav Shani, Ed Spanjaard, Benjamin Wallfisch, Xian Zhang & Elmar Weingarten, among others.

*(Subject to changes) More exact information will be published in May 2019.

Contact

ICCR is organized by the foundation International Conducting Competition Rotterdam in close cooperation with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and  Concert en Congress Hall De Doelen. The production of the ICCR is delegated to the same team which is responsible for the renowned International Franz Liszt Piano Competition in Utrecht, directed by Rob Hilberink.

info@iccr.nl

Team

Rob Hilberink

Executive Director

Marije Schot

Marketing and Publicity

Julienne Straatman

Strategy and Development

Board

Martijn Sanders

chairman

Sylvia Tóth

vice-chair

Adriaan ‘s-Gravesande

Secretary

Gabriël Oostvogel

Treasurer

Aukje Bolle

Allard Castelein