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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.

02 | 06 | 2022

Get ready for the Finals

The six designated winners - Carlos Ágreda, Bertie Baigent, Martijn Dendievel, Chloe Rooke, Joel Sandelson and Luis Toro Araya - show what they have to offer during a spectacular final concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. This gives the audience the unique opportunity to experience how different conductors give their own twist to the orchestra and to the music. After the evening concert the prizes will be awarded by the jury.

25 | 05 | 2022

Vote on your favourite conductor

Give your favourite conductor your personal vote for the Kersjes Audience Award. The winning conductor will be awarded a prize of €10.000!

25 | 05 | 2022

Watch ICCR online

All rounds will be streamed live on our home page and YouTube channel. This way you don't have to miss a single thing.

01 | 06 | 2022

The four conductors of tonight’s concert are selected

The jury just selected the four conductors that will perform in tonight's Opera Round concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Laurens Symphony Choir. The four selected conductors are: Joel Sandelson, Chloe Rooke, Luis Toro Araya, and Bertie Baigent. Watch them live from de Doelen at 19.45 CET on our YouTube or Facebook channel!

28 | 05 | 2022

Rewatch the PROMS round

Yesterday's PROMS round was a blast! The competition has offically started with a fully packed open air concert. Rewatch the full concert now via our YouTube channel and enjoy the very first performances of our six wonderful conductors.

25 | 05 | 2022

The four conductors of tonight’s concert are selected

The jury just selected the four conductors that will perform in tonight's Opera Round concert with the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Laurens Symphony Choir. The four selected conductors are: Joel Sandelson, Chloe Rooke, Luis Toro Araya, and Bertie Baigent. Watch them live from de Doelen at 19.45 CET on our YouTube or Facebook channel!

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.