Alexander Bloch won the biennial conducting competition named after Donatella Flick

27-year-old French conductor Alexander Bloch won the biennial conducting competition named after Donatella Flick, organized by the London Symphony Orchestra. Bloch received a check for 15,000 pounds and a year of working as an assistant conductor of the Orchestra of London in cooperation with the chief conductor Valery Gergiev and president of the Orchestra Sir Colin Davis.

At the final competition concert Alexander Bloch conducted the London Symphony Orchestra, performed  the Overture to Weber's "Freischütz", the third part of the "Sea" by Debussy (“wind and sea dialogue “) and three scenes from Prokofiev's "Romeo and Juliet."

Currently Bloch is going to graduate from Higher National Conservatory of Music and Dance in Paris. Since March 2012 he has been teaching at Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.

He conducted the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra etc.

More than 180 applications were submitted for the competition has been sold. 20 musicians were included in the short list.

The two other finalists were Ben Gernon and Stamatiou Karampini. British Classic FM radio will broadcast the record of contest final on October, 15 from 20.00 to 22.00.

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