Maestro Zvonimir Hačko is member of the jury of the first edition of “ARTHUR NIKISCH INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION”

Cadenza Music Management, in cooperation with Only Stage announces the first edition of “ARTHUR NIKISCH INTERNATIONAL CONDUCTING COMPETITION”.

The competition is open to musicians of any nationality without age limits. The candidates are welcome to apply from June the 1st 2020 until September the 30th 2020.

We are thrilled to announce that our conductor Zvonimir Hačko and our President Susanna Stefani Caetani are both members of the panel. 

The jury is made by conductors, intendants and agents representatives of the following institutions: Minnesota Orchestra (USA), Orchestre de Cannes (France), Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV (Hungary), Filarmonia Veneta (Italy), City of Thessaloniky Symphony Orchestra (Greece), Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic (Poland), Helikon Opera Theatre Moscow (Russia)  and as well from a representative of Only Stage Artists Management, whose rooster includes world class conductors such as Oleg Caetani, David Giménez, John Axelrod and rising stars like the French/Italian Charlotte Politi.

The competition will be held exclusively online. The awards include money prizes and concert opportunities in Italy, Poland, Greece, France, Hungary, Russia and Bulgaria.


Vladimir Ponkin (President of the jury), Russia
People’s Artist of Russia
Professor of the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory and the Russian State University named after Kosygin
Winner of two theater awards “Golden Mask”
Artistic Director of the Kuban Symphony Orchestra (Krasnodar Russia)

Giancarlo De Lorenzo, Italy
Artistic Director of Sanremo Symphony Orchestra

Rengim Gokmen, Turkey
Artistic Director of Istanbul Presidential Symphony Orchestra

Zvonimir Hačko, USA
Artistic Director of Oregon Music Festival

Sarah Hicks, USA
Principal Conductor of Minnesota Orchestra

Haris Iliadis, Greece
Artistic Director of Thessaloniki Symphony Orchestra

Gyorgy Lendvai,Hungary
Managing Director of Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV

Benjamin Levy, France
Music Director of Orchestre de Cannes

Susanna Stefani Caetani, UK
President of Only Stage Management London

Jan Milosz Zarzycki, Poland
Artistic Director of Witold Lutosławski Chamber Philharmonic

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