The 8th International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić will be held in Zagreb, Croatia, in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, from 16–22 September 2023, with the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra. There will be four rounds of the Competition, along with the final concert when the results will be announced.
Antoni Wit, chairman
GOLD WINNER – 1st PRIZE 10.000 EUR, 3 concerts (or more, with the Symphony Orchestra), the Competition Diploma
2nd prize, 2 concerts (or more, with the Symphony Orchestra), the Competition Diploma
3rd prize, 1 concert (or more, with the Symphony/Chamber Orchestra), the Competition Diploma
The Croatian Composers’ Society will award a special prize for the best performance of Bruno Bjelinski’s Divertimento for orchestra.
All other finalists will receive the Competition Diploma.
This Competition is open to applicants born in 1988 or later.
Deadline 14 May 2023 Applications for the Competition must be submitted through this platform.
APPLICATION FEE 100 EUR
No limit is placed on the number of applicants. During the first round of the Competition, applicants compete based on the audio-visual recordings of their performances that will be assessed by the Competition jury.
A maximum of 24 applicants will advance to the second round of the Competition, according to the jury's decision. Applicants advancing to the second round of the Competition will be notified by email no later than 1 June 2023. Applicants advancing to the second round must confirm their participation no later than 5 June 2023.
Based on the jury’s decision, 10 candidates will advance to the third round of the Competition.
Based on the jury’s decision, 6 candidates will advance to the fourth round of the Competition.
Based on the jury’s decision, 3 candidates will advance to the final concert. At the final concert, the candidates will perform one of the required works from the fourth round of the Competition, to be determined by the jury. The winner of the Competition and the order of the finalists will be determined after the final concert based on the number of points in the fourth round.
C. M. von Weber: Oberon, Overture, J. 306* (Breitkopf & Härtel)
W. A. Mozart: The Magic Flute, Overture, K. 620 (Kalmus)
L. van Beethoven: Leonora Overture No. 3, Op. 72b (Breitkopf & Härtel)
F. Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, Italian (Bärenreiter)
F. Liszt: Les préludes, S. 97 (Breitkopf & Härtel)
A. Dvořák: Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (N. Simrock)
B. Smetana: Vltava (The Moldau) (Breitkopf & Härtel)
The candidates will perform a mandatory work (Weber: Oberon) and one from the list of required works that will be randomly drawn.
D. Pejačević: Symphony in F-sharp minor, Op. 41* (mic.hr)
W. Lutosławski: Concerto for Orchestra* (PWM)
W. A. Mozart: Ma che vi fece, o stelle......Sperai vicino il lido, K. 368* (Bärenreiter-Alkor)
All candidates will perform three mandatory works from the list.
B. Bjelinski: Divertimento for Orchestra* (provided by the organizer)
R. Wagner: Tristan und Isolde, Prelude and Liebestod (Love Death) (Breitkopf & Härtel)
C. Debussy: La mer, trois esquisses symphoniques pour orchestre (Kalmus)
R. Strauss: Suite from Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59 (Boosey & Hawkes)
The candidates will perform a mandatory work (Bjelinski: Divertimento) and one from the list of required works that will be randomly drawn.
Kandidat*innen müssen bei Teilnahmerückmeldung eine Kurzbiographie zur Verwendung in Programmen oder Booklets verfassen.
Videos sind Voraussetzung (Details unten) und ersetzen das Live-Probespiel.
During the first round of the Competition, applicants compete on the basis of the audio-visual recordings of their performances that will be assessed by the jury of the Competition.