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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival
Young Conductors Award


The Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award is an initiative supported by Nestlé and the Salzburg Festival. 2017 marks the eighth time that the award of € 15,000 will be conferred by an international jury.

The jury will narrow down the applicants to the top three final candidates, who shall conduct concerts at the Salzburg Festival on 4, 5 and 6 August 2017 with the Camerata Salzburg and a member of the Young Singers Project. The award winner will be announced after the concert on 6 August.

In addition to the classical and romantic repertoire, the interpretation of contemporary works will be an important consideration for the jury in its deliberations. The 2017 award winner will be given the opportunity to conduct a concert at the Salzburg Festival in 2018.

Award Concert Weekend  

Friday, 4 August 2017, 03:00 pm
Saturday, 5 August 2017, 03:00 pm
Sunday, 6 August 2017, 03:00 pm

Main Auditorium of the University
Camerata Salzburg
Finalists of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2017

Award Winner’s Concert  

with the winner of the Young Conductors Award 2016
Saturday, 5 August 2017 – 8:00 pm 
Conductor • Aziz Shokhakimov
Violoncello • Andrei Ioniță
ORF Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien


All links to Programme for Children and Teenagers 2017


Young Conductors Award 2017

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