In honor of the late Sir Georg Solti (CSO music director 1969-91) and inspired by his passion to support young artists, CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association announce the fourth CSO Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition.

Congratulations to the five conductors selected as finalists for the fourth CSO Sir Georg Solti International Conducting Competition (pictured, left to right): Mark Austin, Hilo Carriel, Lina Gonzales-Granados, John Lidfors, and Finnegan Downie Dear. The finalists will compete at Symphony Center in November for an apprenticeship with CSO Zell Music Director Riccardo Muti.

Learn more about Erina Yashima, the current CSO Sir Georg Solti Conducting Apprentice. 

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