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IONEL PERLEA International Conducting Competition2022

29-31 July, 2022, VIth Edition

Europe Concert Hall – Ionel Perlea UNESCO Cultural Center, Slobozia – Romania


Ionel Perlea International Conducting Competition is open to participants of all ages and nationalities. NO AGE LIMIT!

The registration deadline is  10th of July, 2022


The application documents to be uploaded for each participant are:

 Application form here

– Curriculum vitae

– Copy of an identity document

– Recent Photo 

– The  Proof of payment of the Registration fee

 All documents must be sent at: [email protected]


Application documents must be accompanied by an uploaded 10-15 minutes video recording which shows the applicant working as a conductor, during rehearsal or concert. Recordings from piano rehearsals are eligible. Any repertoire is admitted.

Video recordings will be uploaded public or unlisted on YouTube, and the link will be included in the application form in the appropriate box.

Each piece or fragment must be recorded in a single take (no editing). It is strongly recommended that the candidate’s face and hands should be visible at all times (front view) and that the camera angle should be fixed.

It is also strongly recommended that the sound should be of satisfactory quality.

Admission to the competition will be based on these video recordings, which will be assessed by the Jury. The results of the pre-selection will be announced till 15th of July, 2022 on the Competition site. Subsequent, selected contestants will receive via e-mail the confirmation of Competition participation.

By filling in and submitting the Application form, each candidate confirms that he agrees with the Competition Rules in all their details. The Romanian version of the Competition Rules prevails for all interpretations.

By completing and submitting the Application form, the competitors agree with the audio and video recording of the Competition rounds and give the assignment for related rights to the organizers.


Registration fee: 100 Euro 

The fees and bank commissions will be paid by the participants so that the amount of the registration fee remains intact.

The registration fee is not refunded in case of elimination after the preselection, in case of withdrawal or in case of non-submission to the contest.

Participation fee: 300 euro

After the video preselection round, all admitted applicants will pay a 300€ participation fee until July 20, 2022

The participation fee includes accommodation and 3 meals per day (breakfast/lunch/dinner) for each participantas long as they stay in the competition.


  • Andriy Yurkevych – Ukraine – President of the Jury

Conductor, Musical Director of National Opera and Ballet Theater “Maria Biesu” Chisinau

  • Sabin Păutza – Romania – Honorary President of the Jury

Composer, Conductor, Musicologist

  • Dumitru Goia, Romania

Conductor, Professor at “George Enescu” University of Iasi, Chair of conducting

  • Irina Hasnaș – Romania

Composer, Musicologist, Editor

  • Daniel Jinga – Romania

Conductor, Manager of Bucharest National Opera House 

  • Antoniu Zamfir – Romania

Manager of the Romanian Opera Craiova

  • Cristian Lupeș – Romania

Conductor, Manager of the Sibiu State Philharmonia

  • Adrian Morar – Romania

Conductor, Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca

The Jury decides the winners for each section of the contest. The decisions of the Jury are irrevocable.

The Jury reserves the right not to award all prizes or to supplement the number of prizes awarded (as the case may be) in each section.


The total prizes amount is 5200€


First Prize: 2500€ 

Second Prize: 1200€ 

Third Prize: 700€ 

Fourth Prize: 300€ 

Orchestra Prize: 500€

Special Prizes: 

Appointment in the 2022-2023 season of the: 

  • Bucharest National Opera House 
  • Romanian National Opera Cluj-Napoca
  • Romanian Opera Craiova 
  • State Philharmonia Sibiu – Romania 
  • State Philharmonia Brasov – Romania


July 29, 2022 – DRAW of LOTS & FIRST ROUND

July 30, 2022 – SEMIFINALS



The competition has three rounds: First Round, the SEMIFINAL and the FINAL


Ouvertures: W.A. Mozart – Die Zauberflöte

L.v. Beethoven – Egmont

G. Verdi – La Forza del Destino

Symphonic: J. Haydn – Symphony No. 104 – 1st Movement

W.A. Mozart – Symphony No. 35 – 1st Movement

L.v. Beethoven – Symphony No. 6 Pastorale – Full

J. Brahms – Symphony No. 4, 4th Movement

G. Enescu – Preludiu la Unison



W. A. Mozart Don Giovanni 

“In qual eccessi …Mi tradi quel’alma ingrata” – Donna Elvira

Le Nozze di Figaro 

“Hai già vinta la causa… Vedro mentr’io sospiro” – Il Conte di Almaviva

G. Verdi La Forza del destino

“Pace, pace mio Dio” – Leonora


“I sacri Nomi/Numi pietà” – Aida

G. Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor

“Tombe degli avi miei…Fra poco a me ricovero”- Edgardo

Don Pasquale

“Quel guardo, il cavaliere…” – Norina

G. Rossini Il Barbiere di Siviglia 

“La calunnia e un venticello” – Don Basilio

G. Puccini La Boheme 

“Che gelida manina” – Rodolfo

“Quando m’en vo…” – Musetta

G. Bizet Carmen 

“Votre Toast”- Escamillo

C. Gounod Faust

“Le veau d’or est toujour debout!” – Mèphistophélès

J.Massenet Hérodiade

“Il est doux, il est bon” – Salomé


One piece from each previous rounds (Symphony and Opera), by drawing lots.


All competition rounds will take place at Europa Concert Hall Slobozia, with Ionel Perlea Orchestra.

Competition entry is made in the order established by the draw of lots.

Participation of the finalists at the Award Ceremony is mandatory.


The payment of the registration and participation fees will be paid in the following bank accounts:

For payment in EURO:




Account Beneficiary: Asociatia SUONARTE

 With the mention: Conducting Competition

For payment in the equivalent in RON at the NBR exchange rate on the day of payment:


Banca Transilvania, Romania 

Account Beneficiary: Asociatia SUONARTE 

With the mention: Conducting Competition For further information:

E-mail: [email protected]

Tel.: +40 721 665 332