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Makris Conducting Competition was formed with the goal to promote and discover outstanding musical talent. Organized in honor of Greek-American violinist and composer ANDREAS MAKRIS who collaborated with many famous conductors, including Leonard Bernstein and Mstislav Rostropovich, it wishes to promote cultural exchange, tolerance, equality, understanding and the highest level of musicianship. Our innovative judging process was put together so that it can offer the fairest and most unbiased evaluation, allowing the competitors to share their talent in a positive atmosphere, allowing them to focus to what matters most - the music.
1st prize: $5,000
2nd Prize: $3,000
3rd Prize: $1,000
...fully committed to the art of music, and which through their combined experience wish to infuse their energy and life into the competition.