Besançon, France

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57th Besançon International Competition for Young Conductors

The Besançon Competition is open to all artists under 35 who wish to become professional conductors, whatever their training or their experience, no previous diploma is required.
It is the only Competition where candidates are not selected on their documentation (biography or videos) but during livre preliminaries.

Paul Daniel, Jury Chairman 2021

Preliminary rounds with two pianos:
GERMANY, Berlin: Institut Français
16 to 19 April 2021
FRANCE, Paris: École Normale de musique Alfred Cortot
21 & 22 April 2021
CHINA, Beijing: Central Conservatory of Music
24 & 25 April 2021
CANADA, Montréal: Conservatoire de musique
29 & 30 April 2021
FRANCE, Besançon: Conservatoire du musique
3 to 5 May 2021

Final rounds with orchestra
FRANCE, Besançon
13 to 18 September 2021
Symphonic, oratorio and oper
With the Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestre Victor Hugo Franche-Comté
Closing date: 10 Feb 2021