Why revive a dead conductors competition?main
No-one missed the Leeds junket for more than a decade, so why bring it back?
Following a break of eleven years, the Leeds Conductors Competition will return this September offering transformative opportunities for young British conductors.
Held at Leeds Town Hall in partnership between Leeds International Concert Season and Opera North, the competition culminates in a gala concert with the Orchestra of Opera North, prize money totalling £20,000, and a series of professional engagements with the country’s other leading orchestras for the winner.
Judging the Competition will be Tim Walker CBE AM (Chief Executive and Artistic Director, London Philharmonic Orchestra), Richard Farnes (Music Director, Opera North, 2004-2016), Lyn Fletcher (Leader of the Hallé, 1997-2019), and Colin Metters (Professor Emeritus of Conducting at the Royal Academy of Music in London). Previous winners include Garry Walker, Music Director designate of Opera North, who won the 1999 competition.