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Nodoka Okisawa, winner of the 56th Competition for Young Conductors

Berlin-based conductor Nodoka Okisawa is the Grand Prix de Direction winner of the 2019 International Competition for Young Conductors, held within the Besançon International Music Festival. The Japan native also won awards for audience favorite and orchestra favorite.

In the video above, she leads the orchestra through Richard StraussDeath and Transfiguration (Tod und Verklärung), Op. 24 at Théâtre Ledoux in Besançon, France.

Nodoka Okisawa conducting

Nodoka Okisawa with orchestra

Related listening with acclaimed conductor JoAnn Falletta and the Classics for Kids podcast: What’s It Like to Be a Conductor?

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