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.

Competition location

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Third edition: April 2024
Oradea, Romania

In cooperation with the Oradea Philharmonic Orchestra, we present the third edition of the Orchestra’s Conductor Competition, which will be held in Oradea (Romania) from 26 April to 2nd May 2024. Candidates of all nationalities are invited to apply from 1 October 2023 until 15 January 2024. There is no age limit.

Latest news

Invited managers

Managers of respected orchestras expressed their interest to came to the final round of the competition, in order to discover new conducting talents:

The winners of the last edition

We warmly congratulate the winners of the Orchestra's Conductor Competition - Second Edition: 
- Pavle Zajcev - first prize 
- Charles Latshaw- second prize 
- Libi Lebel - third prize and special prize for the best female conductor 
They will come back to Ploiesti in the next seasons, to conduct the musicians of the Philharmonic Orchestra, who have chosen the winners through a democratic vote.

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