Yifan Sun has proven that he is the

best young conductor in the world during the

Jeunesses Musicales Gala Concert at the

 Romanian Athenaeum


On September 28th 2019, the Grand Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum hosted the Gala Concert which marked the end of the 10th edition of the prestigious Jeunesses Musicales International Conducting Competition, one of the most important competitions dedicated to young conductors in the world. For five days, 50 young conductors from 27 countries proved their mastery before a remarkable jury: Sigmund Thorp (Jury President), Vasile Cazan, Gheorghe Costin, Christian Ehwald, Bujor Prelipcean, Jacek Rogala and Tiberiu Soare.

The finale of the competition is marked by a Gala Concert which represents the final round during which the final ranking is established. The elimination rounds the competitos had to go through brought out the excellence in three conductors: Yifan Sun, Jascha Graf Von Der Goltz and Chunyi Zhao, the protagonists of the Gala Concert. Yifan Sun has participated in the 2018 edition of the competition but he was eliminated in the semi-final and this year he has proven his talent during a veritable tour de force. Yifan Sun is a conducting senior at the Shanghai Conservatory where he studies with professors Guoyong Zhang and Daye Lin. Yifan began his university studies in 2014 and since then he has conducted numerous orchestras such as  the Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, the Shanghai Opera House Orchestra, the Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra, the Hebei Symphony Orchestra, the Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, the Gansu Opera Hause and the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, etc.

This year’s edition brought to the stage the soloist Charllie Siem, a young violinists who has began to make himself known on the international scene.

The finalists conducted at the lectern of the prestigious George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra which distinguished itself through majesty and virtuosity and the young competitors rose to the occasion presented by the repertoire which included works from legendary composers such as Brahms, Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Sibelius and Tchaikovsky. The winner of the previous edition, Anton Shaburov also participated in the concert and pampered the public with a might interpretation of Wagner.

The event is organized by Elite Art Club UNESCO and co-financed by the Administration for the National Cultural Fund.

The event was sponsored by the Capital City Hall through the Youth Center of the Bucharest Municipality.

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