Gabriel Bebeselea and Vlad Vizireanu have reached the finals of the prestigious Bamberg Symphony Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition.
The competition attracted 381 conductors from all over the world every year, however only 14 are invited to Bamberg for the finals. The competition is one of the most important events of its kind in the world. The finals will take place between May 6-13 in the Concert Hall in Bamber, Germany. The competition jury is formed of Sir Neville Marriner, Jiří Bělohlávek, Barbara Hannigan, Jörg Widmann and David Zinman.
The competitors must have a complex repertoire, such as works by Joseph Haydn, Henri Dutilleux, Anton Webern, Jorg Widmann and Georg Friedrich Haas.
The competition schedule:
Monday, 9 May
10.00 to 12.30: main round
17.00 to 19.30: main round
Tuesday, 10 May
10.00 bis 12.30 Uhr: main round
Wednesday, 11 May
10.00 to 12.30 Uhr: semi-final round
17.00 to 19.30 Uhr: semi-final round
Thursday, 12 May
10.00 to 12.30 Uhr: semi-final round OPTIONAL! (to be announced)
17.00 to 20.00 Uhr: finale
Friday, 13 May
19.00: Final concert, conducted by the first prize winner / winner of the Competition
1st Prize € 20.000
2nd Prizse € 10.000
3rd and 4th Prizse € 5.000 each