HANS WERNER HENZE • Sonata per archi (1957/58)
WOLFGANG A. MOZART • Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
MARK-ANTHONY TURNAGE • Lullaby for Hans (2005)
JOSEPH HAYDN • Symphonie B-Dur Hob. I/98 – Londoner
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Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award
The “Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award” is an initiative of Nestlé and the Salzburg Festival. In the festival season 2014, this award – endowed with € 15,000 – will be granted to a young conductor for the fifth time.
Among all the applicants, the jury will select three final candidates who will be given the opportunity to conduct concerts in Salzburg with the Camerata Salzburg, the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg and the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg on February 28, March 1 and 2, 2014. Young international soloists will also be presented at these concerts.Afterwards, the winner will be selected by a renowned jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher. In its deliberations, the jury will pay special attention to the interpretation of contemporary works – next to the Classical and Romantic repertoire.
Tickets for the Award Concert Weekend and the Award Winner’s Concert will be available through the Salzburg Festival Ticket Office.
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At the 2014 Award Concert Weekend held at the Felsenreitschule, the 28-year-old Maxime Pascal from France convinced the jury chaired by Ingo Metzmacher by conducting a concert of Camerata Salzburg with soloist Ramón Ortega Quero.
“The concerts of the three finalists Maxime Pascal, Leo McFall and Victor Aviat all had a very high level. After extensive deliberation, the jury has decided unanimously in favour of young Maxime Pascal. His great musicality and his special rapport with the orchestra convinced us,” the Chairman of the Jury, Ingo Metzmacher, said when the 2014 winner was announced.
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The second finalist of the Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award is Leo McFall from Great Britain. Read here what the finale and music in general mean to him. Leo McFall will conduct the Mozarteum Orchestra with soloist Jan Lisiecki on March 1, 2014 at 07.30 pm.
The Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award, which has become one of the most coveted prizes for young conductors, goes into its fifth round in 2014. In its fifth year, candidates from four continents showed interest in this international award for young conductors. Altogether, 82 persons applied. Now the three finalists have been chosen: Victor Aviat (31) from France, Leo McFall (32) from Great Britain and Maxime Pascal (28), also from France.
Nestlé and Salzburg Festival Young Conductors Award 2014
by Alexander Pereira and Florian Wiegand
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