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Zsolt Hamar at the first Erich Bergel International Conductor Competition. A total of almost 200 competitors, representing more than 33 countries, took part in the competition. 

The competition is dedicated to Erich Bergel, who was born in Romania, Râşnov. He was principal conductor of the Cluj Philharmonic orchestra and of the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie, teacher at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin and guest conductors of the most important orchestras of his time. 

Besides Zsolt Hamar, the other members of the jury are:

Csiky Boldizsár (Romania)

composer, former Director of Tîrgu Mureș State Philharmonic;

György Levente (Romania)

Director of Tirgu Mures State Philharmonic;

Benjamin Levy (France)

Music Director of Orchestre National de Cannes;

Pál Lajos (Hungary)

Kiev Academy of Music, graduate conductor and teacher;

Alfonso Scarano (Italy)

Chief Conductor of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra;

Radu Popa (Romania)

Conductor of “Banatul” Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra;

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