For Immediate Release


Maestro Adrian Gnam, Director of the International Conductors Workshop and Competition today announced the winners of the eleventh annual ICW Competition held January 17 to 20, 2014, at Lanier High School in Buford, Georgia. Eighteen participants representing eight foreign countries and the United States, conducted the professional ICW orchestra on a culminating free concert on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in works by Beethoven, Brahms, Dvorak, Tchaikovsky, Barber, Verdi, Stravinsky and Johann Strauss, Jr.

The eighteen conductors participated in seven rehearsals during the four day workshop which has become one of the most well-known and highly regarded conductor training programs in the nation.  Maestro Gnam said, "I was really excited about this group of conductors.  They have already shown great potential as conductors from the DVDs they submitted with their applications and their accomplishments with orchestras around the world. This concert was absolutely wonderful and it showed the progress the conductors made in such a short time." The three winners of the 2014 International Conductors Workshop and Competition which was sponsored by the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra and Georgia Southern University, are:  Jessica Morel, originally from Falls Church, Virginia, presently a doctoral student at the University of North Texas; Sebastian Perlowski a Professor at the Karol Szymanowski Music Academy in Katowice, Poland and Jason Ikeem Rodgers, originally from Philadelpha, presently conducting in Smyrna, Georgia.


The faculty for the workshop included: Associate Directors; Dr. Gregory Pritchard, Music Director of the Gwinnett Symphony Chamber Orchestra; Robert Gutter, Artistic Director of the International Institute for Conductors in Bacau, Romania; and Maestro Gnam, Conductor of the Georgia Southern Symphony at Georgia Southern University, a faculty member at Mercer University and Music Director Emeritus of the Macon Symphony Orchestra.  The conductors were led through intense instruction on orchestral conducting technique, rehearsal procedure and musical preparation of standard repertoire for full symphony orchestra.


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