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WHAT’S GOING ON

16 | 01 | 2022

Ticket sales has started

Ticket sales for the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam, which will take place from 26 May to 3 June 2022, has started. There are five thematic rounds with different top orchestras. Each round is a fully-fledged project in itself, with rehearsals and a closing concert. Tickets are available for both the rehearsals and for the concerts.

19 | 06 | 2021

Six designated winners announced

Twentyfour promising conductors performed in the main hall of De Doelen with Sinfonia Rotterdam during the opening round of the International Conducting Competiton Rotterdam (1 - 3 June 2021). Today, we can finally announce the six designate winners who will present themselves in the 2022 competition.

03 | 05 | 2021

Meet the jury

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.

26 May Proms

Sinfonia Rotterdam
Open air concert – next to Hotel New York
15:00 – 18:00

The ICCR kicks off with a free entrance open air concert. The conductors are given a free hand to put together a programme with only two conditions: there must be a personal story and it must be accessible to a wide audience.

28 May Contemporary

DoelenEnsemble Tickets
Jurriaanse Hall | De Doelen
10:00 & 13:00 Rehearsals | 20:00 Concert

In the Contemporary Round the conductors will work with the DoelenEnsemble on highlights of the last century: Schoenberg’s Kammersymphonie, Gougalon by Unsuk Chin and Ligeti’s Kammerkonzert.

30 May Classical

Orchestra of the 18th Century Tickets
Main Hall | De Doelen
10:00 & 13:00 Rehearsals | 20:00 Concert

During the Classical Round, the conductors each present a mixed programme with a movement from Haydn’s symphony, an overture by Beethoven and a movement from Schubert’s Eighth or Ninth Symphony.

1 June Opera

Main Hall | De Doelen Tickets
10:00 & 13:00 Rehearsals | 20:00 Concert

The ultimate test: the conductors do not only work with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, but also with the Laurens Symphony Chorus and five singers of the International Vocal Competition. Each conductor will perform a 20-minute selection from Bizet’s masterpiece Carmen.

3 June Finals

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra Tickets
Main Hall | De Doelen
10:00 Rehearsals | 19:00 Concert & Award Ceremony

The six conductors show what they have to offer during a spectacular final concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. After the evening concert the prizes will be awarded by the jury.

The Competition will have three phases

1 - 3 June 2021

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 Sinfonia Rotterdam. Six conductors will be selected for the actual competition.

26 May - 3 June 2022

THE COMPETITION

The competition consists of six rounds, each with a different specialism. Each round will consist of rehearsals and a final concert performance, both 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:

  • Doelen Ensemble
  • Orchestra of the 18th Century
  • Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Laurens Symphony Choir
  • Sinfonia Rotterdam

2021 – 2023

CAREER DEVELOPMENT FOR THE WINNERS

REWATCH THE SELECTION ROUNDS 2021

Twentyfour promising conductors performed in the main hall of De Doelen with Sinfonia Rotterdam during the opening round of the International Conducting Competiton Rotterdam (1 – 3 June 2021). You can (re)watch the performances of all 24 conductors that participated in the selectionrounds here.

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