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Let’s go!

Here we are! After having postponed the registration to the Competition, then postponed a part of the preselections (the current health context not allowing us to offer serene conditions of access in all the cities), the preliminary rounds of the 57th Young Conductors’ Competition begin on Tuesday, April 20 in Paris.

To open the Competition, 76 candidates will be auditioned during three days : they will have to conduct two pianists (David Berdery and Paul Montag) in front of two members of the jury, Catherine Larsen-Maguire and Jacques Mercier, both conductors.

This is the first time that the Competition organizes preliminary rounds in Paris, with the partnership of the Ecole Normale de Musique Alfred Cortot.

continuation of preselections

  • Besançon May 3 to 5
    at the Ledoux Theatre, and not at the Cité des Arts as initially planned ;
  • Beijing June 21 to 23, 2021 (possibly by videoconference) ;
  • Montreal June 27 to 29 (possibly by videoconference) ;
  • Berlin July 1 to 4, 2021.


  • Claude Debussy
    La Mer, trois esquisses symphoniques
    Transcription for two pianos by André Caplet
  • Ludwig van Beethoven
    Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus, op.43
All information about the Competition

2019 preselections © Yves Petit