We present a new concept in orchestral conducting competitions. In this model members of the orchestra choose the winners and they will no longer be decided by a jury of external musicians.
Regardless of the artistic objectivity of the members of an external jury, it is rarely the case that the results of the competition correspond with the opinion of the majority of musicians in the orchestra. However, it is not the jury but the orchestra who will spend a week working with one or more of the finalists, during the season following the competition.
This concept aims to empower members of the orchestra by allowing them to discover and develop new talented leaders.
The Orchestra’s Conductor Competition was established and is managed by the not-for-profit Association Geros. The event is directed by Maestro Cristian Orosanu and its aim is to encourage the discovery of talented conductors.
This new competition concept will give the candidates the unique opportunity of being selected by the orchestra’s musicians and to be invited back to conduct their orchestra at a later date. There is no jury, except during the initial phase, and subsequently the president of the competition will merely guide proceedings, but will not take part in the vote.
Managers of respected orchestras in Romania already confirmed their interest to come to the final round of our competition, on 23 June 2022, and to choose one or several conductors from the finalists, for their future seasons:
The first edition of the Orchestra’s Conductor Competition will take place in the most beautiful city of Romania, in June 2022. Candidates of all nationalities and with no age limit are invited to apply, from 1 November 2021 until 31 March 2022.