International Conducting Competition Bucharest

The BMI Competition

Application deadline: Extended to July 2, 2023, 23:59, EET

Location

Sala Gloria – Strada Bucovina 6, București, Sector 3, Romania. The hall is located in near the Titan Park.

Winners Award Gala Concert
As a premiere, the Competition features an Awards Gala Concert where the first three winning conductors will conduct the Bucharest Symphony Orchestra at the Romanian Athenaeum, Strada Benjamin Franklin 1, București, Romania.

For attendees of the Competition only: the arrival day is July 12. 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 12
    19:00 – Welcoming ceremony and lots drawing at Sala Gloria
  • July 13
    10:00-13:00 / 14:00-17:00 1st round up to 70 candidates *
    18:00 announcement
  • July 14
    10:00-14:00 The Semi-finalup to 15 candidates
    15:00 announcement
  • July 15
    10:00-13:00 The Final up to 6 candidates 
    14:00 announcement
  • July 16
    19:00-22:00 Winners Awards – Prizes 1, 2, and 3 conduct in the Gala Concert with BSO

Competition repertoire

The Competition repertoire will be divided by rounds, accordingly:

  • 1st round: All candidates up to 70 candidates*
    Overtures
    Beethoven “Egmont” – Edition: Leipzig – Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
  • Beethoven “Coriolan” – Edition: Leipzig – Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
  • 2nd round Semi-finalup to 15 candidates
    Accompaniament
    Beethoven Piano Concerto nr. 5 “Emperor” Op. 73 soloist: Giorgi Gigashvili – Edition -Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(ca.1880). Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).
  • 3rd round: The Finalup to 6 candidates 
    Symphony
    Beethoven Symphony no. 3 – all movements – Edition: Leipzig: Breitkopf & Härtel, n.d.(1863). Reprinted New York: E.F. Kalmus, n.d.(1933-70).

The participants must provide their own scores according to the edition specified.

Winners Awards Gala Concert Program

Beethoven “Egmont” / Beethoven “Coriolan” Overtures – Awarded to 3rd prize

Beethoven Piano Concerto nr. 5 “Emperor” Op. 73 – soloist: Giorgi GigashviliAwarded to 2nd prize

Pause

Beethoven Symphony no. 3 Awarded to 1st prize

We wish you success!

Bucharest Music Institute & Bucharest Symphony Orchestra
  • The final number of candidates admitted in the first round can be upgraded or downgraded, according to the number of invited applicants.