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). We proudly announce the six designate winners who will present themselves in the 2022 competition: Carlos Ágreda (Colombia) Bertie Baigent (United Kingdom) Martijn Dendievel (Belgium) Chloe Rooke (United Kingdom) Joel Sandelson (United Kingdom) Luis Toro Araya (Chile)


(Re)watch the selection rounds

You can (re)watch the performances of all 24 conductors that participated in the selectionrounds here.

The Competition

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

JAAP VAN ZWEDEN

‘The ICCR is an extremely relevant and necessary new initiative. It offers young conductors the unique chance to work with numerous major orchestras. An essential experience that nowadays is very rare.’

Marin Alsop

‘This unique competition will allow participants to present themselves in the best possible light and gain invaluable exposure and experience.’

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

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. Go to the jury page.

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 Liszt Competition in Utrecht, directed by Rob Hilberink.

info@iccr.nl
Postbus 972, 3000 AZ Rotterdam

Informatie over ANBI


Team

Rob Hilberink

Executive Director

Leana Furman

Artistic Manager

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