Honorary Artistic Committee Added to Guido Cantelli International Conducting Competition

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Todd Rosenberg Photography/Christian-Nielinger)

A new Honorary Artistic Committee has been added to the jurors of the “Guido Cantelli” International Conducting Competition.

The Members of the Honorary Committee will be made up of winners from the competition’s past editions. Among them are Riccardo Muti, who won in 1967 when he was only twenty-six, Israeli conductor Eliahu Inbal, prized in 1963, Ádám Fischer and Lothar Zagrosek, winners in 1973.

This year’s competition will be presented thanks to the efforts made by the Teatro Coccia di Novara to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Guido Cantelli.

Cantelli was born in Novara and died tragically at the age of thirty-five on the night between 23 and 24 November 1956 in a plane crash in Orly, France. He was expected to be Principal Conductor of the Teatro alla Scala. Five years later a prize was created in his memory.

This year’s competitors will be announced on June 17.