|Pablo González wins the Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition
By unanimous decision of the jury presided by Mr. Gennady Rozhdestvensky, the Spanish conductor Pablo González (Oviedo, 1975) has been awarded the first prize in the 8th Cadaqués Orchestra International Conducting Competition. Second prize went to the Briton Justin Doyle.
As winner, Mr. González will receive 6,000 euros and the invitation to conduct 28 orchestras over the next three years. In the final round, which was held at L'Auditori de Barcelona, Messrs. González and Doyle each conducted works by Mozart and Beethoven plus a score commissioned for the competition, Ttakun, by Ramón Lazkano.
The Cadaqués Orchestra Conducting Competition, which is open to conductors under the age of 35, is held every two years. Since its founding, it has grown steadily in prestige and quality. This has also led to an increase in the number of applicants, which this year reached 182.