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 aged 30 or under who are citizens of the countries with full membership of the European Union, plus those in Norway, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and the UK.

The 2023 Competition

The 2023 competition will take place at LSO St Luke's in London on Tuesday 21–Thursday 23 March 2023.

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Applications open on Thursday 21 April 2022, and close on Monday 22 August 2022 at 6pm.

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Julio García Vico © MattC rossick

Julio García Vico, winner of the 2021 competition and current LSO Assistant Conductor © Matt Crossick