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2nd Round Candidates Announced for Germany's Mahler Conducting Competition

The 2nd round candidates have been announced for the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition

The 2nd round candidates have this week been announced for the 2020 Mahler International Conducting Competition – in Bamberg, Germany.

The 2020 2nd round candidates are:

  • Finnegan Downie Dear
  • Killian Farrel
  • Orr Guy
  • Andreas Hansson
  • Thomas Jung
  • Piero Lombardi Iglesias
  • Harry Ogg
  • Mikhail Shektman
  • Christian Vazquez
  • Katharina Wincor

Open to international conductors 35 years of age and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive €30,000.

This year's competition has continued as planned - but in strict compliance with Germany's COVID-19 social distancing and hygiene regulations.

The 2020 jury comprises: Marina Mahler, Jakub Hrusa, Pamela Rosenberg, John Carewe, Martin Campbell-White, Ara Guzelimian, Barbara Hannigan, Lahav Shani, Juanjo Mena, Mark Stringer, Miroslav Srnka, Marcus Axt and Martin Timphus.

Previous 1st prize winners include: Gustavo Dudamel, Ainārs Rubiķis, Lahav Shani and Kahchun Wong.



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