3rd edition, 2012

September 2- 6, 2012
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3rd International Conducting Competition

Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest


The third edition of Jeunesses Musicales International Conducting Competition Bucharest was organized with the supported of the Ministry of Culture and of the National Cultural Fund Administration, in partnership with the “George Enescu” Philharmonic, “Banat” Philharmonic from Timisoara “Oltenia “Philharmonic from Craiova” and the State Philharmonic of Sibiu.

26 young conductors from 16 countries (Spain, Russia, Taiwan, UK, USA, Brazil, Israel, Greece, Belgium, Czech Republic, Japan, Venezuela, South Korea, Singapore, Austria and Romania) participated at the competition which took place in September 2- 6, 2012 at Romanian Athenaeum. The jury members were national and international renowned musicians – Horia Andreescu (president), Octav Calleya, Peter Sbârcea, Licaret Nicolae Gheorghe Costin, Marius Hristescu.

In addition to the cash prizes – first place prize was 1000 euros, second place prize was 500 euros, and third place prize was 300 euros – finalists obtained commitments with “George Enescu” Philharmonic Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra, Craiova Philharmonic Orchestra, and Sibiu Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Hyun-Jin Yun, Coreea de Sud, 1st Prize

The Grand Prix and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra Award in Bucharest, 1000 € and a concert at the Banat Philharmonic, Timisoara

To encourage the young conductors, George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest officially awarded the winner a concert in the 2013-2014 season!

The young South Korean conductor, Hyun Jin Yun, is still a conductor and music director of the Junge Marburger Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011. Recognized Hyun Jin was personally selected by Master Kurt Masur to take part in the Usedom Music Festival Masterclass. He was also invited to the Orkney Conducting Course at the St. Louis Festival. Magnus, where he worked with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under the guidance of Martyn Brabbins. Later, he held master classes with renowned conductor Bernard Haitink at the Lucerne Festival. From 2011, he continued his conducting studies at the University of Music in Mannheim with professors Klaus Arp and Georg Grun.

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George Jackson – United Kingdom

2nd prize - 500 € and a concert at the Oltenia Philharmonic, Craiova

Described by Savannah as “a very dynamic, young conductor,” George Jackson is assistant conductor at Petru Shannon and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Savannah, where he has been conducting there since his debut in 2010. George is regularly assisting with internationally renowned conductors on production (I Barbells of Siviglia, L’Elisir d’amore, Carmen, Madama Butterfly) and the State Opera House of Bavaria (I Capuleti EI Montecchi) , As well as Royal Opera House, Covent Garden (La Traviata, La Fille du regiment, Tannhäuser). George attended master classes with Daniel Harding, Sir Simon Rattle, Alsop Marin and Zubin Mehta, and directed orchestras such as the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Symphony Orchestra, the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Conservatory of Vienna – Prof. Marc Stringer and Weimar – Prof. Nicolas Pasquet and holds the Janeczek Foundation, Czibulka-Stiftung Foundation.

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Tung Chieh Chuang – Taiwan

3rd prize - 300 € and a concert at the boardroom of the State Philharmonic, Sibiu

Born in Taipei City, Tung-Chieh Chuang is a young conductor who displays a musical talent from a very young age. He began studying the piano at the age of 4 and the horn at the age of 9. He has won numerous awards, including the First Prize at the French Horn National Competition in Taiwan and the Sixth Prize at the Friederich Chopin International Piano Competition in Taipei.

Tung Chieh Chuang received a full scholarship, being invited as an assistant at the University of Music in Cincinati, with Professor Marc Gibson (2007). In 2009, Tung was invited as assistant conductor at the Johan Hopkins University Peabody Institute and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the guidance of Marin Alsop, Meier Gustav and Thakar Markand. In 2010, Mr. Chuang was invited to study at the Curtis Institute of Music with renowned pedagogue Otto-Werner Mueller.