Second edition

In the second edition of ICCR the semi-finals will take place in June 2024 followed by a year-long career development programme for six selected conductors. They will conduct five separate rounds with various themes, ranging from classical to contemporary, from opera to great symphonic works during the final rounds from 1 to 13 June 2025.

Candidates

ORCHESTRAS AND MUSICIANS

24 talented conductors will be invited to the semi-finals where they conduct Sinfonia Rotterdam. The jury will select six ‘designated winners’ who will get the chance to conduct five top orchestra’s and ensembles in five different final rounds.

Jury

The international jury will consist of a fixed core extended with rotating ‘specialists’ for each final round.

Prizes

GRAND PRIX
• A sum of 15,000 Euro

FIVE SPECIALIST PRIZES
One for each of the final rounds: Proms Open Air Concert, Contemporary Music, Clasiscal, Opera, Large Symphonic Works
• A sum of 3,000 Euro

AUDIENCE AWARD
• A sum of 2,000 Euro

PERFORMANCE AWARD
For each of the six selected conductors, as a fee for their performances throughout the competition
• A sum of 5,000 Euro

Applications

Applications are open from 1 September to 1 December 2023 via Muvac.
Click here to read the rules & regulations. 

1 Sept - 1 Dec 2023

1 Sept - 1 Dec 2023

APPLICATION PERIOD

17 - 19 June 2024

17 - 19 June 2024

Semi-finals

With Sinfonia Rotterdam

17 - 18 JUNE 2024

Round 1 : 24 participants

19 JUNE 2024

Round 2: 12 participants

20 June 2024 - 12 Sept 2025

20 June 2024 - 12 Sept 2025

Career Development Programme

1 - 13 June 2025

1 - 13 June 2025

Finals

6 designated winners

1 - 2 June 2025

Round 1 : Classical

Orchestra of the 18th Century

3 - 4 June 2025

Round 2 : Contemporary

Klangforum Wien

6 - 8 June 2025

Round 3 : Proms Open Air Concert

Sinfonia Rotterdam

9 - 11 June 2025

Round 4 : Opera

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra &
Laurens Symphony Chorus

12 - 13 June 2025

Round 5 : Large Symphonic

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

WHAT’S GOING ON

17 | 06 | 2024

Livestream Semi-Finals

WATCH THE SEMI-FINALS OF ICCR ONLINE

29 | 02 | 2024

Announcement of Semi Finalists

The moment we've all been waiting for has arrived: the semi-finalists for ICCR have been unveiled. It's time for them to prepare for the initial rounds, scheduled to be held at de Doelen in Rotterdam from June 17-19.

01 | 09 | 2023

Applications closed

We are thrilled to announce that the applications for the second edition of ICCR have officially closed, featuring submissions from 175 conductors representing 54 different countries.

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