PRINCESS ASTRID INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2018
Trondheim, Norway 10-13 September 2018.
THE WINNER OF PRINCESS ASTRID INTERNATIONAL MUSIC COMPETITION 2018 IS
YUWON KIM - congratulations!
Yuwon Kim (30) from South Korea has studied conducting at Seoul National University and Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2014 she won Robert Spano Conducter Prize, and she has worked with many orchestras around Europe.
First prize is a check of 160 000 NOK and an invitation to conduct Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera in concert.
Second prize of 50 000 NOK was won by Simon Proust (28), France
Third prize of 25 000 NOK was won by Nils Erik Måseidvåg (25), Norway
In addition "Finn Audun Oftedal Memorial Scholarship" of 20 000 NOK was awarded Nils Erik Måseidvåg, as the best Norwegian candidate of the final rounds.
YOU CAN STILL WATCH THE STREAM of the final concert Thursday 13.09.18 on Trondheim Symfoniorkester og Opera´s Facebook.
All first round candidates 2018
Yuwon Kim (30), South-Korea, Blažei Kozlowski (28), Poland, Haoran Li (32), China, Harish Shankar (34), Germany, Mikhail Suhaka (27), Belarus, Simon Proust (28), France, Dan Zhou (34), China, Jonathan Spandorf (33), Israel, Ka Hou Fan (28), Macau, Chanmin Chung (27), South-Korea, Nils Erik Måseidvåg (25), Norway, Holly Choe (27), USA
Eivind Aadland (head of jury), internationally renowned conductor, former chief conductor of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (2003-2010), Jennifer Spencer, artist manager, specializing in conductors. Director of Jennifer Spencer Artist Mangement/IMG Artists Ltd.Maria Frej, programming chief of classical music at Tivoli Concert hall and Tivoli Symphony Orchestra. Okko Kamu, recognized conductor who has held leadership positions with several European orchestras. Currently principal guest conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Lesley Hatfield, renowned violinist, leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Guy Braunstein, acclaimed violin soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader. Concertmaster of Berliner Philharmonic from 2000 to 2012. Elise Båtnes, distinguished violinist, currently concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, previos concertmaster of the WDR Orchestra in Cologne. Stefan Solyom, principal Conductor of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, former General Music Director of Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatkapelle Weimar.
Recent winners of Princess Astrid International Music Competition:
Miriam Helms Ålien, violin, 2012
Elena Schwartz, conducting, 2014
Mayumi Kanagawa, violin, 2016
Watch a documentary film from Princess Astrid International Music Competition 2016 HERE.
The competition was founded in 1953, as a national music competition with disciplines rotating between most solo instruments. Since 2012 the competition alternates between violin and conducting, and since 2014 it has been international.
Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera is the promoter, and Her Highness Princess Astrid Mrs Ferner of Norway is patron of the competition.
The competition is supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Culture
Member of World Federation of International Music Competitions: https://wfimc-fmcim.org/#!map