Spring 2022 an exciting new international event will see the light of day: the International Conducting Competition Rotterdam (ICCR). Presenting a completely new format with multiple rounds during which young conductors get a chance to work with numerous orchestras. By focusing on different genres and stylistic periods, participants can present themselves both as a specialist or as an all-rounder.
ICCR introduces a complete new formula by using multiple well-known orchestras with strong artistic profiles. Each round highlights a different genre, ranging from romantic to contemporary music, as well as opera and oratorio.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5aZSSB8hds MORE STATEMENTS
‘This unique competition will allow participants to present themselves in the best possible light and gain invaluable exposure and experience.’
‘The spirit of Rotterdam and the orchestra has always been forward thinking and very welcoming to young conductors, of which I have benefitted myself. ICCR is really encouraging and nurturing conducting talents in the best possible way.‘
‘With ICCR it is not about the competition, it is about gaining experience and to get a better idea of how you compare to other conductors.‘
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.
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:
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. Go to the jury page.
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 Liszt Competition in Utrecht, directed by Rob Hilberink.
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