Ben Glassberg, Grand Prix de direction 2017

Today the 55th international competition for young conductors is completed after a round of forty minutes for each candidate. The final program: Le jardin étoilé, world creation of Philippe Hersant, following by Nuages et fêtes of Claude Debussy’s Nocturnes and La Chauve-Souris of Johann Strauss.

After the jury deliberation, Ben GLASSBERG (23 years) obtained all the prices:

  • The « Grand Prix de direction 2017 »
  • The « Coup de cœur du public »
  • The orchestra’s « Coup de cœur »

The Grand Prix de direction

  • €12,000.
  • A LIP watch
  • Advice and coaching : Since 2015, the Competition decided to offer the laureate a three-month period of artistic guidance with Aimée Paret, specialized in consulting and accompaniment of young chefs. The goal is to take the time to take stock with the winner on its strengths and potential weaknesses, establish a career strategy, select an artistic agency and possibly negotiate the contract. This accompaniment is fundamental for the spotlight of the Grand Prix of Besançon is a career stepping stone.
  • Professional integration : the laureate may also be offered engagements with the Competition’s partner orchestras