Dennis Russell Davies
Dante Santiago Anzolini
Jonathon Heyward won the Grand Prix 2015
The American Jonathon Heyward (23 years) won tonight the Grand Prix of the 54th International Competition for Young Conductors in Besançon, conducting pieces of John Adams, Guillaume Connesson (world premiere) and Johannes Brahms.
The young American seduced technically and emotionally the Jury chaired by Dennis Russell Davies. Jury took into account all the rounds since the 1/8 finals.
The « Public favorite prize » and the « Orchestra favorite prize » rewarded the Japanese Yukari Saito (32 years).