Former winners

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Alexandru Mihai Ilie

Alexandru Mihai Ilie was born in 1988 and he studied piano at the George Enescu High school in Bucharest, orchestra conducting at the National University of Music in Bucharest in the class of Petru Andriesei and conducting style at the National University of Music in Bucharest in the class of Horia Andreescu.
At the present, Alexandru Ilie is a permanent conductor collaborator for the Children’s Comic Opera in Bucharest and the founder of the Royal Choir and the Intermezzo Camerata. He has collaborated with numerous orchestras such as the Transylvania Philharmonic from Cluj, the Banatul Philharmonic from Timisoara, the Pitesti Philharmonic, the Oltenia Philharmonic from Craiova, the Ploiesti Philharmonic, the Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic from Valcea, the Muntenia Philharmonic from Targoviste, the National Youth Orchestra of Moldova, the Iasi Youth Orchestra, the Royal Camerata and the Cervantes Chamber Orchestra.

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Ryo Yamamoto

Ryo Yamamoto was born in Shizuoka in Japan in 1989. He graduated from the Showa Music University where he studied Orchestra Conducting and since then he has participated in numerous international conducting masterclasses. He has studied with Kyosuke Mathushita,
Bruno Weil, Paavo Järvi, Cristian Ehwald and Sigmund Torp. He was an assistant conductor for Kyosuke Mathushita and since 2015 he has been studying in Munich with Bruno Weil.In 2016 he was accepted in the Järvi Academy. He has worked with several orchestras such as the Royal Camerata Orchestra (Romania), the Berlin Sinfonietta (Germany), the Vienna Sinfonietta (Austria), the Järvi Academy Orchestra (Estonia), the Lily Orchestra (Japan) and the Teatro Giglio Showa Orchestra (Japan).