The online application opens Monday, August 14th, 2017.
All applications are due by 11:00 AM GMT+1 on Thursday, October 12th, 2017.
No late or partial applications will be accepted.
Welcome to the
for young conductors
Copenhagen, April 20th to 27th 2018
JURY Chairman: Fabio Luisi
The Nicolai Malko Competition is the Danish National Symphony Orchestra’s international competition for young conductors, held every three years since 1965. At the heart of the competition is the goal of identifying and bringing out the great young musical talents who will one day grace the podia of leading orchestras around the world.
Since the very beginning, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra has dedicated all its skills and energies to the Malko Competition. For the musicians, the competition is about providing maximum artistic expression in partnership with the conductor – in the same creative way as they do in all concerts throughout the orchestral season.
As part of the Danish National Broadcasting Corporation since its foundation in 1923, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra is passionate about broadcasting and communicating about classical music on a variety of media platforms. The Malko Competition is a natural part of this mission and will be broadcast on Danish radio (DR P2) and TV (DR K) as well as livestreamed internationally.
For the 2018 Malko Competition, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra is proud to have the orchestra’s principal conductor, Maestro Fabio Luisi, as Jury Chairman as well as personal mentor to the winner of the competition. With his unique musical skills and his profound interest in talent development, Luisi will be a powerful stimulus for all 2018 Malko contestants
The Nicolai Malko competition 2018 is under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Henrik.
The Nicolai Malko Competition 2018 is generously supported by Aage og Johanne Louis-Hansens Fond, Augustinus Fonden and Beckett-Fonden.