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In a few weeks will open the registrations for the 56th International Competition of Young Conductors of Besançon. Before this first step, which will start a real marathon for the candidates, meet the President of the Jury of the next Competition.

Principal conductor of the Icelandic Symphony Orchestra in Reykjavik since 2016, Principal Guest Conductor of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Conductor of the Sao Paulo Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Academy of Music in London, Yan Pascal Tortelier will be the President of the jury of the 56th International Competition for Young Conductors of Besançon. After several years with Michel Plasson at the Toulouse Capitol, Yan Pascal Tortelier takes the conduction of the Ulster Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic which awards him the title of Conductor Emeritus. He has conducted in Europe, among others, the London Symphony, the London Philharmonic, the Orchestre de Paris, the philharmonic orchestras of St. Petersburg and Oslo, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam … and in North America the Philharmonic of Los Angeles, the San Francisco Symphony, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra … Get acquainted with Yan Pascal Tortelier by consulting his biography or through a series of five interviews produced and broadcasted on France Musique in November 2017.