Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, created by Donatella Flick in 1990, aims to help a young conductor establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between conservatoire training and professional life.

The winner of the competition is offered, in addition to an award of £15,000, the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the LSO for up to one year. The competition is open to conductors aged 30 or under who are citizens of the 28 countries with full membership of the European Union, plus those in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Switzerland.

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The 2018 Competition

The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2018 will take place at the Barbican Centre and Guildhall School of Music & Drama from 20 to 22 November 2018. Applications are now open. Click here for full details and application form.

Deadline: Friday 20 April 2018 at 6pm GMT.

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The 2016 Competition

The 2016 competition took place on 15–17 November 2016. The winner was Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann.

Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann with The Duke of Kent

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> Read the story of the Competition as it unfolded