Three men left in LSO conducting final

Three men left in LSO conducting final


norman lebrecht

March 23, 2023

Three young men will contest tonight’s Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition final.

They are:
Nicolò Umberto Foron, 25, Germany (pictured)
Jiří Habart, 30, Czechia
Jakub Przybycień, 27, Poland

The jury includes David Alberman (chair), Sally Beamish, Martyn Brabbins, Sian Edwards and Juliana Koch.

The winner receices £15,000 and a year as Assistant Conductor with the London Symphony Orchestra. Past winner include Elim Chan and François-Xavier Roth.


  • AndrewCM says:

    Impressed with Foron on YouTube.

  • FrauGeigerin says:

    Not three men, Norman, three conductors. Let’s make sex less and less important, please.

  • TruthHurts says:

    This is scandalous!! Not one single female?? I don’t think I’m going to sleep very well tonight.
    All three should have been women. Maestra Tár is turning in her grave………………………………………

    • Perfectpitch says:

      We saw that sex shouldn’t be mentioned…’s just getting more and more bizarre….

    • VBMaestro says:

      DAMN RIGHT all 3 finalists should have been women! Even Vanessa Benelli Mosell is a better conductor than these 3 guys.

  • Corno di Caccia says:

    Good luck to all three MEN in the final. By the looks of the Jury there appear to be more non-men who have made the decision to choose three MEN as finalists, so it has balanced itself out. Maybe any failed women competitors can get a job with the BBC in its campaign to wreck classical music as revenge.