Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition
The Sir Georg Solti International Conductors' Competition
is a German competition for conductors that occurs biennially in Frankfurt
, at the Alte Oper. The cooperating music organisations are the Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester
and the hr-Sinfonieorchester
. The competition was founded in memory of Sir Georg Solti
, who led the Frankfurt Opera
during 1952–1961. The patroness of the competition is Valerie, Lady Solti
, the widow of Sir Georg Solti.
2002 2nd prize: Tomáš Netopil (Czech Republic). 3rd prize: Ching-Po Paul Chiang (Taiwan) and Ruben Gazarian (Armenia).
2004 1st prize: James Gaffigan (United States) and Ivo Venkov (Bulgaria). 2nd prize: Johannes Gustavsson (Sweden).
2006 1st prize: Shi-Yeon Sung (Korea) 2nd prize: Shizuo Z Kuwahara (United States). 3rd prize: Matthew Coore (Australia).
2008 1st prize: Shizuo Z Kuwahara (United States). 2nd prize: Eugene Tzigane (United States). 3rd prize: Andreas Hotz (Germany).
2010 1st prize: José Luís Gómez Ríos (Spain). 2nd prize: Kevin Griffiths (Great Britain). 3rd prize: Tito Muñoz (United States).
2012 1st prize: Daye Lin (China). 2nd prize: Daniel Smith (Australia). 3rd prize: Brandon Keith Brown (United States).
2015 2nd prize: Tung-Chieh Chuang (Taiwan) and Elias Grandy (Germany). 3rd prize: Toby Thatcher (Australia).
2017 1st prize: Valentin Uryupin (Russia). 2nd prize: Wilson Ng (Hong Kong). 3rd prize: Farkhad Khudyev (Turkmenistan).