Round 1 (not public)
Up to 22 participants, February 7 and 8, 2017, with Frankfurter Opern- und Museumsorchester at Frankfurt Opera's rehearsal hall. During round 1, candidates will be asked to rehearse portions of the following works (30 minutes allotted to each candidate):
- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 36 C major K 425 "Linz"
- Béla Bartók: Divertimento for orchestra
- Dmitri Shostakovich: Chamber Symphony Op 110a
The jury will decide which works or parts thereof have to be rehearsed by each candidate.
Up to 10 participants, February 9, 2017, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony at the Broadcasting Hall of Hessischer Rundfunk or any other venue selected by the organisers. The Hall or other venue will be open to the public. During the semi-final, candidates will be asked to rehearse portions of the following works (45 minutes allotted to each candidate):
- Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 C major Op. 61
- Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto D minor Op. 47
- Maurice Ravel: Ma mčre l'oye, Ballet Suite
The jury will decide which works or parts thereof have to be rehearsed by the relevant candidate. The soloists in the Sibelius violin concerto will be students from the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts.
Final round to feature three candidates, February 10-12, 2017, with the Frankfurt Radio Symphony (rehearsal on February 10 at the Broadcasting Hall of Hessischer Rundfunk, dress rehearsal February 11 and public final concert February 12 at Alte Oper Frankfurt). The final round will consist of the rehearsal and public performance of the following works:
- Maurice Ravel: La Valse
One of the following overtures:
The overture to be conducted will be assigned to each finalist by drawing lots.
- Carl Maria von Weber: Oberon Overture
- Hector Berlioz: Concert Overture Le Carnaval Romain
- Paul Dukas: The Sorcerer's Apprentice
After the deliberation of the jury and the award ceremony, the concert will end with a performance of the following overture, conducted by the winner of the first prize:
- Edward Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1