PRINCESS ASTRID IMC 2018 took place in Trondheim, Norway 10-13 September
The first prize of Princess Astrid IMC 2018 was won by Yuwon Kim (30) from South Korea. She has studied conducting at Seoul National University and Mozarteum in Salzburg. In 2014 she won Robert Spano Conducting Prize, and she has worked with many orchestras around Europe. She recently started her conducting fellowship at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
First prize was a check of 160 000 NOK and an invitation to conduct Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera in concert.
Second prize of 50 000 NOK was won by Simon Proust (28), France
Third prize of 25 000 NOK was won by Nils Erik Måseidvåg (25), Norway
In addition "Finn Audun Oftedal Memorial Scholarship" of 20 000 NOK was awarded Nils Erik Måseidvåg, as the best Norwegian candidate of the final rounds.
Watch a summary of the whole competition, as well as interviews with candidates and jury here:
Summary - Princess Astrid IMC 2018
Eivind Aadland (head of jury), internationally renowned conductor, former chief conductor of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra (2003-2010), Jennifer Spencer, artist manager, specializing in conductors. Director of Jennifer Spencer Artist Mangement/IMG Artists Ltd.Maria Frej, programming chief of classical music at Tivoli Concert hall and Tivoli Symphony Orchestra. Okko Kamu, recognized conductor who has held leadership positions with several European orchestras. Currently principal guest conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Lesley Hatfield, renowned violinist, leader of the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Guy Braunstein, acclaimed violin soloist, chamber musician and orchestra leader. Concertmaster of Berliner Philharmonic from 2000 to 2012. Elise Båtnes, distinguished violinist, currently concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, previous concertmaster of the WDR Orchestra in Cologne. Stefan Solyom, principal Conductor of Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, former General Music Director of Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatkapelle Weimar.