Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition

The Donatella Flick LSO Conducting Competition, created by Donatella Flick in 1990, aims to help a young conductor establish an international conducting career, bridging the gap between conservatoire training and professional life.

The winner of the competition is offered, in addition to an award of £15,000, the opportunity to become Assistant Conductor of the LSO for up to one year. The competition is open to conductors under the age of 35 who are citizens of the 28 countries having full membership of the European Union.

> Full competition rules

The 2016 Competition

The 2016 competition took place on 15–17 November 2016 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Barbican Hall in London.

The winner of the 2016 competition is Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann

Niklas Benjamin Hoffmann with The Duke of Kent

> Full details of the 2016 Competition including the shortlisted candidates
> Photo gallery
> Read the story of the Competition as it unfolded