The German national programme Conductors’ Forum targets future generations of conductors. With a view to preparing highly gifted young conductors for future leadership positions in the national and international music world, the program organises master classes, assistant positions and sponsored concerts for its scholarship holders.

As of 2017, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra has joined this significant project for the first time.

The Conductors’ Forum will take place in Belgrade, in the period 17–21 June 2018, and it will also be the first time that it includes a candidate from Serbia, selected by Gabriel Feltz, Chief Conductor of the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, at an audition on 20 December 2017, at 2–4pm.

We are delighted to invite all graduate conductors to take part in event of great importance.

All candidates are required to submit or deliver certificates of completed studies and a CV with a portrait photo. Please send your applications to audicija@bgf.co.rs by 8 December 2017 at the latest.

In case a larger number of candidates applies, all of them will be required to undergo a preselection process which will be organised (with piano accompaniment) on Tuesday, 19 December 2017, at 5–10pm at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall.

Following the preselection, up to five candidates will be invited to the audition. Each of them will conduct the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra for 20 minutes. The audition programme (L.van Beethoven: Symphony no. 5 – 1. movement & R. Wagner: Tristan and Isolde – Prelude) can be downloaded at this link:



The winning candidate will be the national representative in the Conductors’ Forum, i.e. he/she will participate in Gabriel Feltz’s masterclass with the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, and will conduct together with the other foreign candidates in the final concert of the Conductors’ Forum on 21 June 2018, at the Belgrade Philharmonic Hall.

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