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Makris International Conducting Competition

with Makris Symphony Orchestra

Language: English
Place: Belgrade (Serbia)
Dates: 24 June — 03 July, 2019
Prizes: over $ 20,000 and engagements
Deadline for Applications: 15 April 2019
Registration fee € 250 / $ 290

About the Competition

Formed with the goal to promote and discover outstanding musical talent, Makris Competition will be presented in the Serbian capital of Belgrade - the undiscovered jewel of Southern Europe. Organized in honor of Greek-American violinist and composer ANDREAS MAKRIS who collaborated with many famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein and Mstislav Rostropovich, it wishes to promote cultural exchange, tolerance, equality, understanding and the highest level of musicianship. Our innovative judging process was put together so that it can offer the fairest and most unbiased evaluation, allowing the competitors to share their talent in a positive atmosphere, allowing them to focus to what matters most - the music.

No age limit. Live preliminary stage - 32 conductors & string orchestra; semi-finals - 12 conductors, chamber orchestra & soloists; finals - 4 conductors, award-winning Makris Symphony Orchestra & soloist, in a public concert. Prizes totaling over $20,000 and engagements.

Judges are:

PREDRAG GOSTA Conductor (RS) Makris Symphony Orchestra • New Belgrade Opera • Gwinnett Ballet Theatre • New Trinity Baroque

ALEXANDER POLYANICHKO Conductor (RU) Mariinsky Theater • Bolshoi Theater • Royal Theatre Covent Garden • Saint Petersburg Conservatory

JONATHAN BRETT Conductor (UK) Conductors' Academy • Audite! International Conducting Competition • English Classical Players

STEVEN MOORE Conductor (US) University of Miami • 6 State Marching Band Champion • Past Makris Competitons' President

DIMITRI SCARLATO Conductor & Composer (IT) Royal College of Music, London • Conservatorio Santa Cecilia, Rome • Internationally Acclaimed Composer

JØRN FOSSHEIM Conductor & Pianist (NO) State Opera of Buryatia, Russia • State Opera of Karelia, Russia • Norwegian Musical Heritage

TOMISLAV FACINI Conductor (HR) Croatian Radio Television Chorus • Dubrovnik Symphony Orchestra • Antiphonus Vocal Ensemble

ALEKSANDAR SIMIC Composer (RS) Composer in Residence at MSO • Internationally acclaimed through collaborations with NASA, UN, etc.

MIROSLAV PAVLOVIC Violinist / Concertmaster (RS) Belgrade Philharmonic • Makris Symphony Orchestra • University of Arts Novi Sad

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