MALKO
COMPETITION
FOR
YOUNG
CONDUCTORS

After a busy day in DR Koncerthuset, we can now present the six candidates who made it for the Third Round:

Antoine Glatard
Petr Popelka
Hossein Pishkar
Ryan Bancroft
Alessandro Bonato
Anna Rakitina

Follow our livestream from 10 am tomorrow with a brand new orchestral piece by Poul Ruders as well as some great cello playing by Andreas Brantelid!

First Round of the Malko Competition is over, and after two days of wonderful - and widely different - interpretations of Mozart and Beethoven, the Jury has now chosen the 12 candidates that will proceed to the Second Round on Tuesday 24th April:

Alessandro Bonato
Anna Rakitina
Antoine Glatard
Conner Gray Covington
Farkhad Khudyev
Hossein Pishkar
Joel Sandelson
Petr Popelka
Ryan Bancroft
Roderick Cox
Vlad Vizireanu
Wilson Ng

Congratulations - and see you on Tuesday!

The second half of First Round is now on livestream - 12 candidates from 11 different countries will be on the podium throughout the day, conducting Mozart and Beethoven. The Jury's decision of who will pass to the Second Round will be presented at 17.30...

First day of 2018 Malko Competition is over, and the first 6 candidates are now waiting to hear the Jury's decision tomorrow afternoon. We are back on Monday morning at 10.00 with much more Beethoven and Mozart - and not least the 12 candidates left in the First Round - Follow our live stream with commentary and interviews by Andrew Mellor.

In the second half of the First Round in the Malko Competition, we have two Russians, two Americans, one Chilean and one Iranian.

First on stage is Alexey Mikhailenko (31) from Moscow.

First on stage for the Malko Competition 2018 is Anton Holmer (27) from Sweden, conducting Beethoven's 7th Symphony!

As a prelude to this year's Malko Competition, all 24 candidates have been invited to experience the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi LIVE in concert in DR Koncerthuset on Friday 20 April. On the programme is Bruckner's 7th Symphony and Richard Strauss' Oboe Concerto. Everyone is excited before the 1st Round, starting Sunday 22nd at 10.30 am!

 

The Malko Competition is not only being broadcast and streamed live on DR’s national channels; the competition can also be followed live on this site with English commentary by journalist and critic Andrew Mellor. For the 2018 competition, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has entered into streaming agreements with two of the leading classical music media: The English music periodical Gramophone will be streaming live all week from the competition on gramophone.co.uk, while Medici TV will broadcast the finale concert live on 27 April at medici.tv.

The Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Fabio Luisi regret to announce that the estimated Japanese conductor Seiji Ozawa has had to cancel his membership of the Jury for the 2018 Malko Competition. Mr. Ozawa, 82, has been admitted to hospital in Tokyo and will remain there for at least four weeks. The former Boston Symphony and Vienna Opera chief has recovered from esophageal cancer and repeated attacks of pneumonia in the past eight years. Jury Chairman and Principal Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra, Fabio Luisi, says that Mr. Ozawa will not be replaced as Jury member in the Malko Competition.