The Gala was attended by special guests, representatives of the cultural and business environments and representatives of foreign missions present in Romania.
The Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest hosted the International Conducting Competition Finals of Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest, Sixth Edition.
Saturday, September 26th, 2015 the Romanian Athenaeum hosted the Gala Concert which marked the final round of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest, 6th edition
Sergey Simakov from Russia won the FIRST PRIZE (2500 euro).
The other two finalists were: Kazuki Wada, 34 years old from Japan who won Second Prize (2000 euro) and June-Sung Park, 33, from South Korea won Third Prize (1500 euro).
The grand prize winner – Sergey Simakov – is 30 years old and comes from Russia. He studied at the Kazan State Conservatory and earned a Master of Music at the University of Freiburg, where he is currently continuing his in-depth studies. Sergey Simakov was shaped professionally by Master Ivan Fisher among others and has already collaborated with the Stuttgart Philharmonic, the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Moscow Philharmonic and the Berlin Konzerthaus Orchestra. He has also received official invitations to conduct the Philharmonic Orchestras of Sibiu, Timisoara and Craiova.
During the Gala Concert – a high quality event which featured the pianist Adela Liculescu as a Soloist and the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra – two more prizes were awarded:
Prize for the Best Romanian Conductor (1000 euro) went to Vlad Vizireanu (29, Romania) and the George Enescu Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Prize, went to Jonathan William Mann (30, the United Kingdom). He also received a concert at the Kielce Philharmonic (Poland).
Over 100 competitors have signed up for the sixth edition of the International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest 2015 – young conductors under 35, from over 30 countries and 5 continents. Out of these, the jury selected 50 participants for the first round.
The contest, which took place from September 22 to 26, was endowed with an exceptional jury composed of seven Romanian and international musical personalities:
Maestro Mark Stringer (USA) – Professor of conducting at the University of Music and Arts in Vienna, conducted with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra Symphony Orchestra at Santa Cecilia Academy in Rome – President of the Jury for this edition
Maestro Sigmund Thorp (Norway) – Professor of conducting at the Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo
Maestro Jacek Rogala (Poland) – Artistic Director of the Philharmonic in Kielce, Poland
Maestro Horia Andreescu (Romania) – Prime Conductor of the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest and Associate Professor at the National University of Music in Bucharest, with a fabulous activity with the London Symphony Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Russia and the National Youth Orchestra.
Maestro Nicholas Licaret (Romania) – Artistic Director of the George Enescu Philharmonic in Bucharest
Maestro Bujor Prelipcean (Romania) – Manager of the Moldova Philharmonic in Iasi
Maestro Gheorghe Costin (Romania) – Banat Philharmonic’s principal conductor, from Timisoara
International Conducting Competition Jeunesses Musicales Bucharest is the only accredited and promoted project of the International Jeunesses Musicales Network – the largest international network for young musicians in the world – 85 countries. In Romania, the Competition increased with each edition.
The project is supported by the ELITE ART Club UNESCO Association and funded this year through the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, the Programme PA17 / RO13 “Promoting diversity in culture and art in the European cultural heritage”.
This year the contest was sponsored by La Fantana, along with the partners: George Enescu Philharmonic and Medicover
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