Winners of international conductors competition announced
Maestro Adrian Gnam, director of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition, and Dr. Gregory Pritchard, associate director of the workshop, have announced the winners of the fifth summer ICW Competition, held July 11 to 13, 2014, at Cambridge High School in Milton. Eleven participants representing the United States, Columbia, Spain, Honduras, China, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Germany conducted the professional ICW orchestra’s culminating free concert on July 12. The concert included works by Beethoven, Bernstein, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Barber, Verdi, Stravinsky and von Suppe. The conductors participated in four rehearsals during the three-day workshop, which has become one of the most well-known and highly regarded conductor training programs in the nation.
Gnam said, “I was really excited about this group of conductors. They had already shown great potential as conductors from the DVDs they submitted with their applications and their accomplishments with orchestras around the world. This concert was absolutely wonderful and it showed the progress the conductors made in such a short time.”
The three winners of the 2014 International Conductors Workshop and Competition, sponsored by the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Georgia Southern University, are: Eunseok Seo of South Korea, Ivan Nuno Guerrero of Spain, and Daisuke Nagamine of Japan.
The faculty for this workshop included Pritchard, music director of the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra, and Gnam, conductor of the Georgia Southern Symphony at Georgia Southern University, faculty member at Mercer University, and Music Director Emeritus of the Macon Symphony Orchestra. The conductors were led through intense instruction on orchestral conducting technique, rehearsal procedure, and musical preparation of standard repertoire for full symphony orchestra.
For further information contact Gnam at email@example.com.