23 -29 JUNE


A new concept

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.

Cristian Orosanu


Rules & prizes

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.

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🎶 𝐒𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐖𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫

🎼 The international music scene has some exceptionally talented female conductors, but unfortunately they still make up a minority. 

Although there are some excellent female conductors working internationally, they are still very much in the minority. 

As a result, we decided to create an additional spacial prize for the top-scoring woman conductor in the competition, whether she wins or comes in as a runner-up. 

🏅The prize is an invitation to conduct a concert with Ploiești Philharmonic Orchestra, and it includes travel expenses, accommodation, and fee.
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Invited International Agents

Two representatives of international artists agencies have confirmed the interest to come to the second edition of 𝐎𝐫𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚'𝐬 𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 in June 2023: 

✔️ Karina Lundström, director of Lundström Arts Management - 𝐃𝐮𝐛𝐥𝐢𝐧 https://lundstrom-am.com/ 

✔️ Danijel Gasparovic, director of Cristoforiumart - 𝐙𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐛 https://www.cristoforiumart.com/
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Invited managers

Managers of respected orchestras in Romania confirmed their interest to come to the final round of the competition, on June 29th 2023:

The second edition: June 2023

In cooperation with the Ploiesti Philharmonic Orchestra, we present the second edition of the Orchestra’s Conductor Competition, which will be held in Ploiesti (Romania) from 23 June to 29 June 2023. Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply from 1 October 2022 until 1 March 2023. There is no age limit.

The winners of the first edition

We warmly congratulate the winners of the Orchestra's Conductor Competition - First Edition: 
- Simon Chalk - first prize 
- Kin Szeto - second prize 
- Andreja Solar - third prize and special prize for the best female conductor 
They will come back to Brasov in the next two seasons, to conduct the musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra, who have chosen the winners through a democratic vote.

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40.00 euro (35 euro fee +  5 euro PayPal fee)

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Check the past editions

The first edition of the Orchestra's Conductor Competition took place in June 2022, with 132 initial entries from more than 40 countries around the world. Both the musicians of Brasov Philharmonic Orchestra and the conductors from four corners of the world spent a wonderful week and had a lot to learn from each other.


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