After a week of high performance, and hotly tipped after the semi-final, Ben Glassberg has just been named winner of the Besancon Conducting Competition.
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The jury was chaired by Leonard Slatkin.
The previous winner, Jonathon Heyward, is now assistant conductor at the Halle Orchestra in Manchester and a Dudamel Fellow in Los Angeles.
UPDATE: Ben also won the audience prize and the orchestra award, a clean sweep.