Embracing Musical Innovation: Mahler Foundation’s Prize at the Mahler Competition

Mahler Foundation is thrilled to announce its support for the Mahler Competition Award, the esteemed celebration of classical music excellence, taking place in July in Bamberg. 

This prestigious contest brings together the finest young conductors from around the world to showcase their extraordinary talents. The Mahler Competition serves as a platform for these gifted individuals to demonstrate their mastery of Mahler’s works, captivating audiences with their interpretations and virtuosity.

As a testament to its commitment to the development of exceptional talent, the Mahler Competition awards prizes of great significance. Mahler Foundation is delighted to lend its support to the Mahler Competition by introducing a special award for the Best Performance of the Contemporary Composition, Con Moto, specifically commissioned by Bamberg Symphony to Austrian composer Bernd Richard Deutsch. This exciting addition showcases the foundation’s commitment to fostering innovation and embracing the evolution of classical music. 

By recognizing and supporting exceptional young conductors, Mahler Foundation and the Mahler Competition in Bamberg foster a vibrant future for classical music. Their joint commitment to preserving Mahler’s legacy while nurturing the next generation of musical talents ensures that the power and beauty of his compositions will continue to enchant audiences for years to come.

The competition takes place every three years.

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This project is being led by our Chairman, Martin Campbell-White.

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