Alumna Chloe Rooke awarded Audience Prize at the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition

The 16th Donatella Flick Conducting Competition took place last month and marked the Competition’s 30th anniversary. Twenty of Europe’s most gifted young conductors competed for the first prize of £15,000 and a year’s tenure as Assistant Conductor at the London Symphony Orchestra. The faculty is delighted to announce that Chloe Rooke (St Catherine’s College, 2015) was one of three conductors who reached the final of the competition.

Chloe writes: “I had a brilliant weekend working with the LSO on repertoire from Haydn to James Macmillan; collaborating with some of the best musicians in the world, learning from them, and immersing myself in a truly astonishing sound. I was honoured to have been selected as one of the three finalists, performing a concert with the orchestra at the end of the weekend. My first professional concert and I was able to work with the London Symphony Orchestra! A life-changing experience for me. I was delighted to have also been awarded the Audience Prize at the end of the evening.”

More information can be found on the Donatella Flick Conducting Competition website.