Prizes

1st Prize: 1 000 EUR
The prize goes to: Donka Miteva (Bulgaria)

2nd Prize: 850 EUR
The prize goes to: Eun Hye Cho (South Korea)

3rd Prize: 750 EUR
The prize goes to: Anton Maksimov (Russia)

Scholarship for a Promising Young Conductor for attending a conductors' activity in 2013 or 2014: 500 EUR / Donated by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat and the Noël Minet Fund
The prize goes to: Zoltán Dévity (Hungary)

Assistant Conductorship at the EUROPA CANTAT XIX 2015 festival in Pécs, Hungary / Donated by the European Choral Association - Europa Cantat
The prize goes to: Yuval Weinberg (Israel)

Special Prize donated by the Rector of St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts
The prize goes to: Alexander Humala (Republic of Belarus)

Special Prize for the best performance of the piece of a composer from St. Petersburg in the final round / Donated by the Union of Composers in Saint-Petersburg
The prize goes to: Eun Hye Cho (South Korea)

Special Prize donated by the "Compozitor" Publishing House in Saint- Petersburg for the best performance of the obligatory composition in the final round
The prize goes to: Donka Miteva (Bulgaria)

Special Prizes donated by the Center of International Cooperation "Inter Aspect" / The awarded competitors will be invited as MEMBERS of THE JURY at the First Children-Youth World Choral Championship (St. Petersburg, 2-6 April 2014)
The prizes goes to: Krastin Nastev (Bulgaria) and Anastasia Belyaeva (Russia)

Special Prize donated by the Chamber Choir of the Smolny Cathedral to the best conductor according to the votes of the choir in residence in the final round
The prize goes to: Donka Miteva (Bulgaria)

Special Prize to the best conductor in the final round according to the audience’s choice
The prize goes to: Anton Maksimov (Russia)



Press release

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Donka Miteva (BG) successful in conductors‘ competition

At the 7th International Competition for Young Choral Conductors in St Petersburg, Russia, April 3rd-7th, 33-year old conductor Donka Miteva from Bulgaria won the overall 1st prize as well as the special prize for the best compulsory piece performance in the finals and the special prize of the Choir of Smolny Cathedral for the best rehearsal in the final round.

The 2nd prize of the competition and the special prize for the best performance of a contemporary piece by a St.Petersburg composer was won by Eun Hye Cho from South Korea and the third prize went to Anton Maximov from Russia, who also won the audience’s prize.

The special prize of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat which consists of an assistant conductorship at the EUROPA CANTAT festival in Pécs, Hungary in 2015 was given to Yuval Weinberg from Israel who convinced the jury with his pedagogical and communication skills. The scholarship for a promising young conductor, offered by the Noël Minet Fund of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat went to Zoltán Dévity from Hungary. Further special prizes went to Alexander Humala from Belarus (finalist), Anastasia Belyaeva from Russia and Krastin Nastev from Bulgaria. The full result list can be downloaded from the news section of our website on www.eca-ec.org or www.EuropeanChoralAssociation.org.

2 participants of the competition (Yuval Weinberg and Alexander Humala) received a scholarship of the Noël Minet Fund which made it possible for them to travel to Russia and participate in this event.

The International Competition for Young Choral Conductors, first organised in Budapest in 2001, with further editions in Tallinn (2002), Vienna (2004), Budapest (2007), Ljubljana (2009) and Pomáz-Budapest (2011), was a common project of AGEC and Europa Cantat and is now a project of the European Choral Association – Europa Cantat. The 2013 edition, combined with the first International Forum of Choral Conductors in Russia, was organised by the Centre of International Cooperation "Inter Aspect" in collaboration with the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts and the Central-Eastern European Centre of ECA-EC. Prize-winners of previous editions include conductors such as Florian Helgath, Dani Juris, Maria Goundorina, Mirga Grazinyte and Maud Hamon-Loisance, who have been and will be conducting Ateliers at EUROPA CANTAT Singing Weeks and festivals, as well as Carlo Pavese who was invited to the international jury this year. Choral organisations in Europe are encouraged to also invite the newly discovered conducting talents from this year’s competition as workshop leaders to their future events.