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We are sorry to inform all the candidates scheduled in New York on the dates November 12th, 13th and 14th that for serious unpredictable reasons of force majeur the audition of the first round of Mendelssohn Conducting Competition have been postponed to the new dates December 4th, 5th, 6th in New York.


We are aware that this forced decision will put some candidates in a difficult situation and we are doing our best to help everybody to attend the selections of the first round according to the new possibilities.


The auditions will be at Brooklyn Conservatory of Music on December 4th from 10am to 2pm, on December 5th from 10 am to 2pm and on December 6th from 10am to 3pm


Our secretaries are available to assist our candidates in choosing their best slots during these given periods











Felix Mendelssohn International Conducting Competition is an event organized by Classics Management in cooperation with representatives of some of the most prestigious institutions in the field of classical music in Europe, United States of America and Asia.


The eliminatory phase of the competition will be held in November 2023 in three different countries: Czech Republic (Europe), New York (USA), Seoul (South Korea) and the candidates are allowed to choose the one they prefer.


The final phase of the competition will be held in Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic) from January the 15 th until January the 18 th 2024. At the final phase will be admitted 36 candidates, 12 from each eliminatory.


The repertoire of the competition is focused on Mendelssohn’s music but includes musically demanding masterpieces by other composers such as Carl Maria von Weber, Johannes Brahms and Béla Bartók, chosen to test in deep the admitted conductors.

The jury is made by Internationally acclaimed conductors, agents and representatives of prestigious institutions such as Giuseppe Verdi Conservatoire in Milan, Prague ConservatoireKorea National University, Bard College and orchestras such as Beethoven Orchester Bonn, PKF — Prague Philharmonia, Korean National Symphony Orchestra.


The prizes consist in concerts in Europe and USA, among them a concert at Smetana Hall in Prague with Prague Philharmonia and Andrei Gavrilov as a soloist.

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