American conductor wins the Malkomain
Results in the Copenhagen-based Malko Competition:
1 Ryan Bancroft, 28, US, who also won the audience prize.
2 Anna Rakitina, 28, Russia
3 Alessandro Bonato, 23, Italy
Originally from Los Angeles, Ryan Bancroft works in the Netherlands and the UK with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Residentie Orkest, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, South Netherlands Philharmonic, North Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, nieuw ensemble, and the BBC Singers.