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Catherine Bott presents the final of the Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition from London's Barbican.
The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition was launched in 1996 and has become one of the most sought-after competitions of its kind. This concert sees the culmination of the preliminary rounds held at the Guildhall School and Milton Court, in which the winner will be named as LSO Assistant Conductor for the forthcoming year.
The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition 2014
The competition took place on Monday 8 December in front of an esteemed panel including Daniel Harding, Mauro Bucarelli, Xian Zhang, Lennox Mackenzie and Patrick Harrild.
The finalists tackle an ambitious programme including Beethoven's dramatic Egmont overture. There's also a neo-classical symphony by Stravinsky written shortly after his move to the USA in the 1940s, full of intricate rhythms that will keep competitors on their toes. Rimsky-Korsakov’s colourful symphonic fantasy inspired by the 1001 Nights completes an evening of excitement and challenge.
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Beethoven: Egmont Overture
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade
Stravinsky: Symphony in 3 movements
London Symphony Orchestra
Conducted by Elim Chan (UK), Jiří Rožeň (Czech Republic) and Mihhail Gerts (Estonia)