The Georg Solti conducting competition in Frankfurt, dogged in recent years by fixing allegations, failed to produce a winner.
Out of 20 finalists, Tung-Chieh Chuang (32, Taiwan) shared second prize of 10,000 Euros with Elias Grandy (34, Germany). Toby Thatcher (26, Australia) came third with 5.000 €.
This is the seventh Solti competition. Among past winners, only James Gaffigan as gone on to head a prominent orchestra.