Donatella Flick’s background as an Olympic sportswoman, combined with a lifelong passion for music, gave her an understanding of the pressures of a professional performer’s career and the lack of opportunities for young conductors to develop their talent.
Her answer was to found the Donatella Conducting Competition in 1990, with support from HRH The Prince of Wales. Since 1996, the Competition has run biennially in partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra, with the next in December 2016.
The Donatella Flick Conducting Competition
Founded in 1990 by Donatella Flick, the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition exists to help talented young conducts to bridge the gap between conservatoire training and life as a professional conductor.
The DFCC occurs biennially with the next Competition taking place in December 2016. The Competition has operated in partnership with the London Symphony Orchestra since 1996.