The BMI Competition

International Conducting Competition Bucharest

Application deadline: EXTENDED TO JuLY 7, 2022


National University of Music Bucharest – Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 03016, Romania. The University is located in the very centre of Bucharest, 5 min. walk from Romanian Athenaeum, near the Cismigiu Park and 10 from Piata Romana Metro station.

Award Gala Concert
As a premiere, the Competition features a Awards Gala Concert for the winning conductors and will take place at National University of Music Bucharest, Strada Știrbei Vodă 33, București 03016, Romania.

For attendees of the Competition only: the arrival day is July 17. The general meeting starts at 07:00 pm for all competitors and consists of the welcoming ceremony and information about competition plus the draw of lots.

  • July 18
    10:00-13:00 / 14:00-17:00 1st round
    18:00 announcement
  • July 19
    10:00-14:00 The Semi-final
    15:00 announcement
  • July 20
    10:00-13:00 The Final
    14:00 announcement
    19:30-22:00 Awards Gala Concert with BSO

Competition repertoire

The Competition repertoire will be divided by rounds, accordingly:

  • 1st round: All candidates
    Mozart Don Giovanni
    Rossini “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”
  • 2nd round Semi-final – 15 candidates
    Chamber Orchestra
    Prokofiev Classical Symphony – 1st movement
    Tchaikovsky “Rococo” Variations (most performed version) – soloist: Soma David
  • 3rd round: The Final – 6 candidates 
    Concerto / Symphony Orchestra
    Beethoven Symphony no. 5 or Symphony no. 7 – all movements

The participants must provide their own scores.

Winners Awards Gala Concert Program

Mozart “Don Giovanni” Overture or Rossini “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”Overture Awarded to 3rd prize 
Tchaikovsky “Rococo” Variations Awarded to 2nd prize


Beethoven Symphony no. 5 or Symphony no. 7 Awarded to 1st prize

We wish you success!

Bucharest Music Institute & Bucharest Symphony Orchestra