Australian conductor Nathan Aspinall has been chosen as one of the 24 young conductors from around the world to compete in the 2021 Malko Competition for Young Conductors in Copenhagen in June. More than 600 conductors applied for the competition, which takes place every third year at DR Koncerthuset in Copenhagen. From the 612 applicants, seven women and 17 men were selected to compete in Denmark’s DR Koncerthuset.

Conductor Nathan Aspinall

“Not only have we had an exceptionally wide field of applicants for this year’s competition in spite of the pandemic, we are also pleased to see the very high standard of the candidates,” said Fabio Luisi, Chief Conductor of the Danish National Symphony Orchestra and Chairman of the jury. “This is truly the young world elite in a discipline that demands excellent musical and personal skills from the young people.”

Aspinall (31) – who is currently Assistant Conductor of the Nashville Symphony in the USA and who is due to conduct the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in concerts in April and June – is a former Young Conductor with...

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