Competitions Guide

Advertisement Feature

Discover the wide range of classical music competitions in the UK and Internationally with our exclusive Competition Guide.

To advertise please contact

Edward Ramstedt:
P: 0117 314 8365


Carl Kill:
P: 01173148841

Advanced search

Use these filters to narrow down your selection.

Javascript is required to view this map.

Besançon international Competition for young Conductors

Besançon international Competition for young Conductors

Established in 1951, the Besançon Competition soon became the most prestigious event of its kind. The Competition is open to all artists who wish to become professional conductors. With a repertoire which spans classical, romantic and contemporary music, as well as oratorio and opera, it is the most complete competition in the world!

After preliminaries in Berlin, Besançon, Montreal or Beijing, only 20 candidates will be invited to Besançon in September for audition with orchestra; only one Grand Prix will be awarded!

Jury chairman 2017: Leonard Slatkin

Information and registration:

The 2018 Azrieli Music Prizes

The Azrieli Prize for Jewish Music is awarded to a living composer who has written the best new major work of Jewish Music. Works can be nominated by individuals and institutions from all nationalities, faiths, backgrounds and affiliations. The winning work receives a $50,000 CAD prize, a gala performance in autumn 2018 by a major Canadian orchestra, and a commercial quality audio recording. The winning composer is invited to attend the rehearsals and performance of their work, and be publicly honoured at the AMP Gala Concert.

For full submission details, visit:

For more information, contact:

Submission deadline: November 5, 2017

We use cookies to improve your experience of our website. Cookies perform functions like recognising you each time you visit and delivering advertising messages that are relevant to you. Read more here