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Amiata Piano Festival

May – December 2017

Great music, but also fine wines, in a unique beautiful landscape. The pianist Maurizio Baglini founded the Amiata Piano Festival in 2005, he also directs it with the support of the Bertarelli Foundation. The festival takes place from May to December at the Forum Fondazione Bertarelli: a new auditorium built to sophisticated acoustic criteria in the rolling hills of the Tuscan Maremma, Italy. The programme ranges from baroque to contemporary music, including classical, jazz and prose, involving several stars of the international concertism. The cellist Silvia Chiesa is also a resident artist. All concerts are cheered by a tasting of fine wines offered along with tastings of local products.

Tel: +39 339 4420336

Two Moors Festival

13 - 21 October 2017

Two Moors Festival - Extraordinary music in remarkable places A week of chamber music, Lieder and recitals in Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks

Tel: 01392 665885

Thomastik Infeld Vienna

Thomastik-Infeld has been producing handmade strings for almost 100 years, constantly thriving for innovation and improvement. World-class musicians around the globe trust the sound and quality of our extraordinary strings. The combination of handmade craftsmanship, engineering excellence and a highly passionate team is the secret to our success.

Cowbridge Music Festival

The historic town of Cowbridge in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan is the perfect setting for this young and vibrant September music festival. Started in 2010, it engages some of the world’s most celebrated musicians for two weeks of concerts and a rich variety of music from classical to jazz.

Cambridge Summer Music Festival 2017

For nearly 40 years Cambridge Summer Music Festival has provided world-class, classical music in spectacular settings. The 2017 Festival runs from 13th to 29th July with over 30 concerts including the Academy of Ancient Music, Aurora Orchestra, Freddy Kempf, the Martinu Quartet, Tom Poster, Tenebrae and the Wiener Kammersymphonie.

Tel: 01223 894161

Stour Music - Festival of Early Music in East Kent

16-25 June 2017

Stour Music, the annual festival of early music founded by countertenor Alfred Deller in 1962, takes place in the 13th-century church of All Saints’ Boughton Aluph overlooking the Stour Valley on the Pilgrim route to Canterbury.

Highlights of this year’s festival include The Tallis Scholars in a programme featuring the music of 16th-century John Taverner alongside that of John Tavener four centuries later, I Fagiolini performing sacred music by Monteverdi together with English Cornett & Sackbutt Ensemble, J S Bach’s Four Orchestral Suites performed by The King’s Consort, and a performance of Handel’s Samson.

Tel: 01227 769075

Harrogate Music Festival

30 June –29 July 2017

Celebrating the theme of “Generations”, The Harrogate Music Festival presents music that has been passed down, honoured or re-imagined. Highlights include Sir Bryn Terfel, The John Wilson Orchestra and Artist in Residence, Armonico Consort. The Gould Piano Trio perform two newly commissioned pieces by Gareth Williams and Mark Simpson and the Kamus Quartet explore “Finnish Voices Across the Generations”. BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artists the Van Kuijk Quartet and Annelien Van Wauwe perform together and additional highlights include Alex Mendham & His Orchestra, Grammy-award winning saxophonist Tim Garland and BBC Young Musician of the Year Finalist, Benjamin Goldscheider.

Tel: 01423 562 303

All About Piano Festival

31st March - 2nd April 2017

All About Piano! returns to the Institut français for its 5th edition : from concerts to talks, cine-concerts, masterclasses, free tuition's, kids activities and even an art exhibition, there is an event to suit all ! Come and join us for three days of music and fun.

Tel: 020 7871 3515

Styriarte Festival - The Dance Of Life

June, 23 – July, 23

Music and dance are linked so closely that it takes a massive cultural superstructure to separate them. Today, it’s mostly conventions and rules of decency that prevent music from taking us by the hands and carrying us away through nodding, tapping, rocking, swinging and swaying to and fro. It’s only natural to get up from our seats, fall into each other’s arms and open up to the warm feelings of wellbeing and excitement – for this is often the true essence of music.

The 2017 styriarte Festival goes to the root of this connection. The festival links music to its dancing roots and tells – in the true meaning of the word – moving stories. Ritual and spiritual stories, as well as sensual and erotic dances. It revitalizes forgotten dance traditions, such as the baroque horse ballet, and discovers aspects of dance in the seemingly rigorous art music. It pays homage to the top performances in the high art of classical ballet. It searches for the original inspiration that the composers found in folkloric dance music. And it immerses itselve in the lively traditions of the dances of completely unfamiliar and distant cultures. Above all, however, it gives you the opportunity to participate, be it in your mind’s eye or with your legs: join the dance of life – listen, feel and dance with the styriarte Festival!

Tel: 0043.316.825 000

The Newbury Spring Festival

From 6 to 20 May The Newbury Spring Festival presents a wide variety of musical performances including the Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, VOCES8, Stephen Hough and Dutch Swing College, Black Dyke and Bollywood Brass Bands. Family shows, talks and musical theatre feature alongside talented young artists. Book online www.newburyspringfestival.org.uk

Box office 0845 5218 218

Tel: 01635 32421/528766

Portsmouth Festivities

Portsmouth Festivities 16-25 June 2017 . A Ten Day Festival of Arts, Culture and Heritage for all. 2017's Music programme includes Peter Donohoe, John Harle, Wayne Marshall, Maggini Quartet, Savitri Grier.

Tel: 02392 828282

St Davids Cathedral Music Festival

27th May – 5th June

This popular annual event in the beautiful setting of St Davids, Pembrokeshire is pleased to present the BBC National Orchestra of Wales with Natalie Clein, cello The Sixteen Galos Piano Trio and Sarah Gabriel Haverforwest Male Voice Choir Goodwick Brass Band St Davids Cathedral Choir with British Sinfonietta Festival Chorus and much more.

Deal Festival 2017

Deal Festival celebrates 35 years bringing world-class artists to our beautiful, historic seaside town. With events in castles, theatres, gardens, arts centres and churches, 2017’s artists include Alison Balsom, Sarah Connolly, Sir John Tomlinson, Freddy Kempf, Wiener Kammersymphonie, Courtney Pine, Zoe Rahman, Ronnie Scott's Big Band and Academy of Ancient Music.

Tel: 01227 786111

Grand Teton Music Festival

July 3–August 20, 2017
“Come See the Stars” in Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Grand Teton Music Festival . Celebrated Music Director Donald Runnicles leads some of the world’s best orchestral musicians in seven weeks of star-studded programming of orchestral music, chamber music, lectures, and films. Soloists include cellist Yo-Yo Ma , pianists Yefim Bronfman and Garrick Ohlsson , and violinist James Ehnes . Concerts take place in the majestic foothills of the Teton mountain range, and during the final weekend of the 2017 season, Mother Nature will be in all her glory, as a full eclipse offers a grand finale to festival attendees.

Tel: +1 307 733 3050

Website: http://gtmf.org/

The Third International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music

A Competition to groom young talents in conducting. A milestone in the development of Chinese orchestral music.

First Round 12-17 December 2016 Taipei, Taiwan Second Round 5-9 July 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Semi-final Competition 10-15 July 2017 Hong Kong Final Competition Concert 16 July 2017 Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Hong Kong (Open to Public)

Awards Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up Outstanding Young Conductor of Hong Kong Outstanding Young Conductor of Taiwan Best Interpretation of a Work on Hong Kong Best Interpretation of Work on Taiwan Audience’s Favourite (Voted by audience on the spot) Musicians’ Choice (Voted by members’ of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan) Application Deadline: 31 October 2016

Tel: (852)3185 1600

Salisbury Festival

26 May – 10 June 2017

Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival offers the very best in classical, jazz, folk, opera and contemporary music from around the world. This year’s highlights include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Clare Teal, I Fagiolini, Heath Quartet and Le Vent du Nord among many others

Where will we take you?

Tel: 0845 241 9651

Canterbury Festival

Canterbury Festival - Kent’s International Arts Festival 14 October - 4 November 2017 Each year Canterbury sees over 65,000 visitors flock to the city to enjoy the Festival. 2017 will include performances by Tenebrae in Canterbury Cathedral, Mikhail Rudy inspired by Chagall, St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra with cellist Tim Hugh, Oz Clarke and the Armonico Consort who will ‘Drink to Music’ and recitals from Freddy Kempf, Emma Johnson and Trio Apaches.

Full programme announced in early July, visit: www.canterburyfestival.co.uk

Tel: 01227 452853

Oxford University

International Summer Schools in Oxford 2017

Choral Singing 25 June – 2 July 2017 A practical course for singers focused on the English choral tradition; suitable for students, educators and other able musicians.
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Opera 29 July – 5 August 2017 Deepen your understanding of opera in a welcoming and inspiring environment through lectures, screenings and an operatic recital.
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Kammermusikk Festival

Christian Ihle Hadland and Jan Bjøranger are artistic directors in 2017 and they have invited in a splendid mix of grups and soloists. Domkirken, the beautiful Norman-Gothic cathedral from the Middle Ages are the main venue. This years theme will be the Reformation of Martin Luther King and the Russian Revolution. Reformation or revolution has been a key issue for virtually all significant composers.

Perth Festival of the Arts

Artists performing at this year’s Perth Festival of the Arts include Nigel Kennedy, Nicola Benedetti, Tenebrae, English Touring Opera “Tosca”, Moscow Philharmonic with Freddy Kempf, Jools Holland, Marcus Brigstocke, Justin Currie, The Treacherous Orchestra, Rachael Sermanni and more. See the website for more information www.perthfestival.co.uk

Tel: 01738 621031

Perth Festival of the Arts

Artists performing at this year’s Perth Festival of the Arts include Nigel Kennedy, Nicola Benedetti, Tenebrae, English Touring Opera “Tosca”, Moscow Philharmonic with Freddy Kempf, Jools Holland, Marcus Brigstocke, Justin Currie, The Treacherous Orchestra, Rachael Sermanni and more. See the website for more information www.perthfestival.co.uk

Tel: 01738 621031

London Festival of Baroque Music

The 2017 Festival takes as its theme ‘Baroque at the Edge’, reflecting the fact that this year’s two main composer anniversaries – Monteverdi and Telemann – are for composers from the chronological extremities of the Baroque period and that both of them mixed Baroque style with that of the adjacent eras, respectively the Renaissance and Classical.

Artists appearing include the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra, Vox Luminis, Les Passions de l’Ame, the Early Opera Company, Florilegium, I Fagiolini, the Choir of Westminster Abbey, the Academy of Ancient Music, Lucy Crowe, Tim Mead, and Elin Manahan Thomas, while repertoire includes Monteverdi’s Vespers and Orfeo, Telemann’s cantata ‘Ino’, Pergolesi’s Stabat mater, Bach’s Mass in B minor and Handel’s Jephtha.

Tel: 0207 222 1061

TACTUS - Young Composers Forum 2017

The seventh edition of [‘tactus] Young Composers’ Forum will take place in Brussels and Mons, Belgium from September 25th to 29th, 2017. Composers 35 years and younger are invited to apply by submitting work/s as indicated in the application requirements. Launched in 2003, this biannual event offers the opportunity for young composers to increase their understanding of what is involved in writing for a symphony orchestra and chamber ensemble working alongside an international panel of Master composers with the participation of the Brussels Philharmonic and the ensemble Musiques Nouvelles. Applications can be submitted exclusively online via the Ulysses platform: http://ulysses-network.eu/web/competitions

Apply by 1 June 2017

Gregynog Festival

Pageantry, 16 June – 2 July , highlights the Welsh connections of Arnold Dolmetsch. Josef Holbrooke and Granville Bantock with Michala Petri, Mahan Esfahani, Thomas Dunford, Amy Dickson and Llŷr Williams. Classical and folk music, dance, talks and tours in Aberystwyth, Chirk, Harlech and Gregynog.

Tel: 01686 207100

Longborough Festival Opera 2017

8 June – 4 August

Take in the picturesque views, bring a picnic and enjoy spectacular opera – all amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. The 2017 Festival includes Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde, Beethoven’s Fidelio, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice.

Members book first – join today from £60. Tickets on public sale 6 March 2017 from £32.

Tel: 01451 830292

Presteigne Festival

24 – 29 August 2017

Held in the idyllic surroundings of the Welsh Marches and celebrating its 35th year in 2017, the Presteigne Festival has become a focal point for those seeking musical nourishment and artistic discovery. The organisation works closely with composers and artists to create and curate inspiring events for an ever-widening Festival community. The Presteigne Festival remains a major commissioner of new music in the UK and is renowned for its fresh and innovative programming.

‘An outstanding array of talent, both creative and interpretative, sets the Presteigne Festival apart from all other annual musical events’. Musical Opinion Quarterly

Tel: +44 (0)1544 267800

Parkhouse Award 2017 Finals Concert at Wigmore Hall

Saturday 8 April at 1pm

Tickets free for Friends of Wigmore Hall, Friends of the Parkhouse Award and students

General admission £5

4 ensembles of piano with strings, from duos to piano quartet, will compete for the 2017 Parkhouse Award. They have been selected following two days of intensive auditions from an international entry to this unique chamber music competition which has been discovering exceptional young groups since 1991. The distinguished jury can choose only one winner who will be announced on the day.

Will the audience agree with the jury?!

Tel: 020 7935 2141

Hot Springs Music Festival

4 - 17 June 2017

Unique in its original concept, the Hot Springs Music Festival brings together exceptionally talented pre-professional musicians and places them under the guidance of renowned Teacher/Mentors. Under the direction of Maestro Peter Bay, the Hot Springs Music Festival combines world-class music with the beautiful setting of Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, USA. All rehearsals are free and open to the public; featured composers for this 22nd Season are: Walton, Stravinsky, Hovhaness, Prokofiev, Respighi, Bruch, and Tchaikovsky. The stirring Howard Hanson Song of Democracy will be performed with Chorus. Audiences can also look forward to a variety of Chamber Concerts, all in an atmosphere which is casual, classical, and fun.

THE OXFORD LIEDER FESTIVAL 2017

Friday 13 – Saturday 28 October 2017

The last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

Under the theme The last of the Romantics: Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna, this year's Festival presents Mahler's complete songs with piano over the course of its sixteen days. Mahler's Vienna is also placed in a wider context, through the songs of Schubert, Beethoven, Brahms, Wolf, Zemlinsky, Korngold, Joseph Marx and Richard Strauss, whilst a late-night salon looks ahead to the Second Viennese School. The soloists themselves are the usual starry bunch, including Ian Bostridge, Sarah Connolly, Angelika Kirchschlager, Mark Padmore, Roderick Williams and Imogen Cooper. Nestled amongst the fifty-odd performances are also study days, readings, screenings, and workshops.

Tel: 01865 591276

Dartington International Summer School & Festival

A Music School by Day, a Concert Hall by Night.

29 July – 26 Aug 2017 Artistic Director, Joanna MacGregor programmes its world famous summer school for both professional musicians and music students. Your chance to play with some of the most celebrated musicians in the beautiful South Devon countryside.

Tel: +44 (0)1803 847080

Chipping Campden International Music Festival

May 14th- 27th 2017

Set in the most beautiful of all the Cotswold towns, the festival welcomes some of the world’s most prestigious musicians for 2 weeks of glorious music making in the magnificent St James’ church, described by Alfred Brendel as “One of the finest acoustics I encountered in my 60 year career” Artists include - Steven Isserlis, Freiburger Barockorchester, Vox Luminis, Richard Goode, Takacs Quartet, Academy of Ancient Music & Richard Egarr, Paul Lewis, Alina Ibragimova, Cédric Tiberghien, Septura Brass Septet, Roderick Williams, Iain Burnside, Jack Liebeck, Nikolai Lugansky, & the Festival Academy Orchestra led by Ruth Rogers & Conducted by Thomas Hull Plus the lunchtime ‘young artists’ series.

Full online booking available with ‘select your own seat’

Tel: 01386 849018

Oxford Chamber Music Festival

27th September to 1st October

Musical mirage, mirrors and double identity, transformation and metamorphosis, and the enigma of hidden code - intriguing themes open to interpretation at the 2017 Oxford Chamber Music Festival. Discover ‘Fata Morgana’ with us from 27th September to 1st October – because nothing is as it seems…

Tel: 0845 652 0762

Website: http://ocmf.net/

Machynlleth Festival

Held in the beautiful market town in mid-Wales the Festival begins with 3 days of Welsh music-making followed by an array of international musicians, under Artistic Director Julius Drake, including the Vienna Piano Trio, baritone Roderick Williams, violinist Rachel Podger and broadcaster Christopher Cook.

Image by Robert Price Photography

Tel: +44 (0)1654 703355

City of Derry International Choir Festival

Following the outstanding success of its four festivals, the City of Derry International Choir Festival returns from 25-29 October 2017. In addition to all of the familiar elements of previous festivals – concerts, workshops, choral and sacred trails, competitions and an international choral symposium – this year will see even greater community participation, a broad array of visiting international choirs and world-renowned guest acts.

School and national choirs are invited to take part in a variety of competitions, while our International Competition sees selected choirs competing for the prestigious ‘Oak Tree of Derry’ perpetual trophy and a cash prize of £2,000. Our national categories are open to choirs based in Ireland or the United Kingdom, and include equal and mixed voice, youth choir, sacred music, vocal ensemble, barbershop chorus, and popular, jazz & gospel music. Our competitions for primary and post-primary school choirs take place on 26 and 27 October, and include guest performances by our international competitors and workshops led by experienced international vocal experts.

The deadline for applications is Friday 9 June 2017 (for school and national choirs). For more details seewww.derrychoirfest.com

Tel: 02871 363672 / 07754 750646

Buxton International Festival of Opera

Buxton International Festival of opera, music and books takes place from Friday 7 to Sunday 23 July. Operas include Verdi’s Macbeth, Britten’s Albert Herring and Mozart’s Lucio Silla which are performed in the spa town’s stunning Opera House, internationally celebrated soloists and ensembles in concert and leading writers and speakers.

Roman River Music


14-16 July
Four concerts to be recorded and broadcast on BBC R3. French music and culture in Coggeshall’s beautiful church, St Peter ad Vincula in rural Essex. An exhilarating programme includes Debussy, Fauré and Ravel. Join us and immerse yourself in the culture of La Belle Époque. With Roman River favourites, pianist Tom Poster and violinist Elena Urioste.

The York Early Music Festival

The York Early Music Festival celebrates its 40th Anniversary with a range of exciting concerts from 7th-15th July 2017 . ‘Changing Times, Changing Places’ opens with a promenade performance of Monteverdi Vespers on the Move with I Fagiolini in York Minster, and ends by welcoming artists from across the globe for The International Young Artists Competition.

Tel: 01904 658338

A NEW CD COLLECTION ON THE OWN LABEL OF THE FESTIVAL

DEBUSSY Marie Vermeulin STRAVINSKY Vera Novakova, Maki Belkin SCHÖLLHORN Remix Ensemble Casa da Música LE JEUNE Ensemble Doulce Mémoire MONNET Concertos 13 commissioned works by the festival

Distribution: UVM Distribution / printempsdesarts.mc Downloadable from Qobuz, Spotify, Itunes, Amazon http://www.printempsdesarts.mc

Tel: +377 93 25 54 04

Machynlleth Festival

Held in the beautiful market town in mid-Wales the Festival begins with 3 days of Welsh music-making followed by an array of international musicians, under Artistic Director Julius Drake, including the Vienna Piano Trio, baritone Roderick Williams, violinist Rachel Podger and broadcaster Christopher Cook.

Image by Robert Price Photography

Tel: +44 (0)1654 703355

Unique Master Courses at the 33rd International Bartók Seminar and Festival!

In 2017 Filharmonia Hungary once again organises the traditionally renowned events of the Bartók Seminar and Festival, which will take place in the Hungarian city of Szombathely between July 8-15. Our master courses offer splendid developmental opportunities for professional musicians, composers, conductors and students from the Academy of Music. Our professional master courses are held by world renowned performer-professors: the conducting master course is held by the highly acclaimed Gergely Vajda conductor-professor, the composition master course is offered by the Hungarian master–composer Zoltán Jeney, the piano master course is held by József Balog, one of the most talented members of the younger generation of musicians. Registration deadline is 19th May, with the special offer of half-price registration. For further information please visit our website www.bartokfesztival.hu or contact our colleague Mr. József Kocsis at bartokfesztival@filharmonia.hu

Iford Arts Festival

New for 2017: Puccini’s La Boheme, Rossini’s Barber of Seville and Handel’s Jephtha. All performances offer the opportunity to picnic first. Opera is performed in English. Punctuating the season are an eclectic mix of jazz and classical concerts set in the glorious gardens of Iford Manor.

Tel: 01225 448844

The Academy of Ancient Music

The Academy of Ancient Music is an orchestra and choir that perform music from the baroque and classical era, in the way it was first intended. Under the leadership of Christopher Hogwood and now Richard Egarr, the AAM has a busy worldwide touring schedule and an award-winning recording catalogue.

Tel: 44 (0)1223 301509

Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival

22 to 25 June 2017

Directed by violinist Anthony Marwood and cellist Richard Lester, and bringing world class musicians to East Sussex, the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival offers 9 concerts over 4 days in Peasmarsh and Rye, as well as education and community outreach events.

Tel: 01797 253 178

IAO Music Festival

Date: 23–27 July 2017

The Festival will include recitals at The Queen’s College (Frobenius), Keble College (Tickell), Merton College (Dobson), St John’s College (Aubertin), and Exeter College (Walker). There will be a half-day visit to Blenheim Palace to hear the organ in the Long Library (Willis) and a day trip to Eton College. A day will be spent at the Holywell Music Room and the Festival Dinner is in the Hall of Exeter College, preceded by Choral Evensong.

Artists include Dame Gillian Weir (Masterclass & Interview), David Goode, Matthew Martin, Benjamin Nicholas and Peter King on organ, John Reid (Piano), and the Edington Quartet.

English Haydn 2017 Festival.

7th to 11th June 2017 International soloists will feature at the English Haydn Festival, including the celebrated Cellist Christophe Coin, violin virtuoso Simon Standage, oboe soloist Mark Baigent, and flautist Rachel Beckett. The acclaimed Russian cellist Pavel Serbin, will perform in the Hoffmann Double Cello Concerto with Christophe Coin.

The Festival theme is “Haydn Across the Years”, with performances of his symphonies, and music by Beethoven, Mozart, and Mendelssohn, including an oboe concerto by Krommer, Michael Haydn’s Flute concerto, with the orchestra performing on period instruments and conducted by the distinguished director Steven Devine. Chamber concerts feature the Quatuor Mosaiques Quartet, the Salomon String Quartet, the English Haydn Ensemble & Wind Band, and the Florilegium Quintet. With 5 Haydn symphonies, including Michael Haydn’s “Requiem Mass” conducted by John Moore.

Tel: 07547 289704

MusicFest

22nd – 30th July

MusicFest is eight days of classical music festival, summer school and fringe performances set against the spectacular Aberystwyth coastline. It offers a packed daily programme from 10am – 10pm, which takes you from orchestras in concert halls, to ensembles in abandoned libraries, to string quartets on street corners.

Tel: 0044 1970 612034

Prague Spring

12 May – 2 June 2017

The 72nd annual Prague Spring International Music Festival is the biggest and oldest classical music festival in the Czech Republic. It will offer audiences several dozen traditional and experimental concerts and performances at lovely venues including Smetana Hall at the Municipal House, Dvořák Hall at the Rudolfinum, and other halls and sites around Prague. In 2017, highly regarded guests will be presenting the ceremonial opening concert: for the first time in the festival’s long history, the Vienna Philharmonic will be playing Má vlast by Bedřich Smetana at the opening concerts on 12 and 13 May under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. The festival will also offer Czech and foreign orchestras and ensembles, soloists from every corner of the globe, and winners of prestigious musical competitions. In 2017, a series of Spanish and Latin American music will follow up on the successful series this past year, introducing audiences to more outstanding artists and music from that region.

Tel: +420 257 310 414

The Third International Conducting Competition for Chinese Music

A Competition to groom young talents in conducting. A milestone in the development of Chinese orchestral music.

First Round 12-17 December 2016 Taipei, Taiwan Second Round 5-9 July 2017 Taipei, Taiwan Semi-final Competition 10-15 July 2017 Hong Kong Final Competition Concert 16 July 2017 Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall, Hong Kong (Open to Public)

Awards Champion, First Runner-up and Second Runner-up Outstanding Young Conductor of Hong Kong Outstanding Young Conductor of Taiwan Best Interpretation of a Work on Hong Kong Best Interpretation of Work on Taiwan Audience’s Favourite (Voted by audience on the spot) Musicians’ Choice (Voted by members’ of the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra and National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan) Application Deadline: 31 October 2016

Tel: (852)3185 1600

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