24 young conductors from 17 countries will compete for the prizes in the Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s Malko Competition. 566 young conductors initially had applied for the competition which takes place every third year in Copenhagen.

Fabio Luis chief conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and chairman of the jury in the Malko Competition, is pleased with the high standard of this year’s participants: « Not only have we had an exceptionally wide field of applicants for this year’s competition; at the same time we are pleased with the very high standard of the candidates. »

The country list is led by the United Sates with 5 candidates and Russia (4).
Yu Lu, China
Antoine Glatard, France
Vlad Vizireanu,v Romania
Anna Rakitina, Russia
Anton Holmer, Sweden
Teddy Poll, United States
Hee-beom Jeon, South Korea
Conner Gray Covington, United States
Farkhad Khudyev, United States
Gurgen Petrosyan, Russia
Rafal Janiak, Poland
Hossein Pishkar, Iran
Kaapo Ijas, Finland
Joel Sandelson, United Kingdom
Andris Rasmanis, Latvia
Ryan Bancroft, United States
Anton Torbeev, Russia
Wilson Ng, Hong Kong S.A.R., China
Alessandro Bonato, Italy
Roderick Cox, United States
Tal Samuel, Israel
Alexey Mikhaylenko, Russia
Nathan Aspinall, Australia
Gonzalo Farias, Chile

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