2019 World Choral Conducting Competition

11 – 15 July 2019 | Hong Kong

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The 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition was successfully held on 11 - 15 July 2019.

Results are available here.

Photos are available here.

Download the house programme here.

On 8 March 2020, the Champion of the Competition, Dr. Julia Selina Blank, successfully conducted a concert with the Slovene Philharmonic Choir at the Slovene Philharmonic Hall. The concert was part of the award for the Champion of the Competition. Photos available here.

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Introduction

 

The World Youth and Children Choral Artists’ Association is proud to present the inaugural 2019 World Choral Conducting Competition, which will take place in Hong Kong on 11 – 15 July 2019. Joining hands with an international and versatile choir – Utopia & Reality Chamber Choir – and world-leading conductors as jury members, the competition searches for and aims to help talented and rising conductors to establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between professional training and professional life.

 

The Champion of the Competition will receive a concert engagement with the Slovenian Philharmonic Choir in the 2019/20 Concert Season. In addition to multiple cash awards totaling over HK$ 120,000, Winners will also share opportunities to study with Prof. Péter ERDEI, Dr. Brady ALLRED and Prof. Ragnar RASMUSSEN. Registration is now open for conductors aged 35 or below. 12 candidates will be selected to enter the Competition in Hong Kong.

Dates & Venues

Arrival date: 11 July 2019

Departure date: 15 July 2019 Round One and Two: 12 & 13 July 2019 @ Tsuen Wan Town Hall Auditorium

Final Round: Afternoon, 14 July 2019 @ Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall

Performance by the Champion with the Choir: Evening, 14 July 2019 @ Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall

Logistics

 

Candidates will have to cover the costs of their own transportation to and from Hong Kong. The Organizer will provide accommodation and local transportation in Hong Kong for the candidates. For candidates who come from a country/region which requires a visa to enter Hong Kong, the Organizer will issue invitation letters or supporting documents as required but the candidate will have to pay for the visa application and other related fees.

Media

 

The Competition will be streamed live on Facebook. Candidates who accept the invitation to compete in Hong Kong will give full consent to WYCCAA for filming and broadcasting their performance. All rights, however, will be owned by WYCCAA.