1 Dec 2023 application deadline
16 - 18 June 2024 Live Auditions
1 – 13 June 2025 Competition


02 | 03 | 2023

Next edition ICCR in 2025

Nine months after the very first edition, the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam is now excited to announce the details of the next competition, which will take place from 1 to 13 June 2025 in de Doelen, Rotterdam. Applications will be open from 1 September to 1 December 2023.

21 | 06 | 2022

Bertie Baigent new assistant of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

Bertie Baigent has just been announced as the new assistant of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, where he will be working closely with Lahav Shani. We are thrilled to welcome him back to Rotterdam regularly this upcoming season.

03 | 06 | 2022

Announcement winners

The winners of the first International Conducting Competition Rotterdam has been announced! 𝗕𝗲𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗶𝗴𝗲𝗻𝘁 (1995, United Kingdom) was awarded the Grand Prix tonight!

From 26 May to 3 June six designated winners presented themselves in five rounds with different prestigious orchestras and ensembles. Tonight all six conducted the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra in de Doelen with a programme filled with grand symphonic works. The jury, including Lahav Shani and Karina Canellakis, just announced the prize winners.


Six designated winners performed in Rotterdam during the first edition of the International Conducting Competiton Rotterdam (26 May – 3 June 2022). You can (re)watch the performances of all six conductors here.


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