Pablo Urbina wins third prize at the Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition
March 16th, 2023
The maestro from Navarre has just won third prize in the prestigious Siemens-Hallé International Conducting Competition.
The jury of the competition, which in this edition received more than 200 applications from six continents, made a shortlist of eight semi-finalists, including Pablo Urbina. Three of these candidates made it to the final and, conducting the Hallé Orchestra, performed four pieces by Mozart, Elgar, Sibelius and Stravinsky. For the first time, the final, which took place at Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, was a public event in which the finalists were put to the test in front of an international audience. In a live voting session, audience members chose their favorites to recommend to the jury.
The Siemens-Hallé International Conductors Competition is a recently created orchestral conducting contest, as its first edition took place in 2020, and it has quickly acquired great relevance and notoriety in the world of conducting, with the number of participants surpassing in each edition. The aim of the competition is to showcase a new generation of bright and talented young conductors, and this has been conveyed by both Stephan Frucht, Artistic Director of the Siemens Arts Program, and Sir Mark Elder, Music Director of the Hallé Orchestra, who have highlighted the high level of the participants in this edition.
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