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Nicolai Malko Competition for Young Conductors (About the competition)

About the competition

The Nicolai Malko Competition is one of the world’s most prestigious conducting competitions, held by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra every three years since 1965. At the heart of the competition is the goal to bring out those great young musical talents who will one day grace the podia of leading orchestras all over the world. 

Since the very beginning, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has dedicated all of its skills and energies to the competition. For the orchestra, the Malko Competition is about providing maximum artistic expression together with the young conductors – in exactly the same way as when working with the internationally renowned guest artists that visit the orchestra every season.

Maestro Fabio Luisi is the chairman of the 2018 edition of the Nicolai Malko Competition and will be personal mentor to its winner.