BICC Prize winner debuts in Romania

We are thrilled to share some wonderful news with all our music enthusiasts and supporters of the Bucharest International Conducting Competition (formerly BMI)!

Riku Okamoto, the exceptionally talented conductor awarded with the first prize in the 2022 edition at our prestigious competition, is set to make his long-awaited debut in Romania as part of his well-deserved prize.

On October 5th, Riku Okamoto will take the conductor’s podium at the Ploiesti Philharmonic, where he will lead a captivating evening of music. This concert is made possible by the generous support of the Ploiesti Philharmonic, who graciously awarded this opportunity to our first prize winner.

Here’s a sneak peek at the enchanting program that Riku Okamoto will present:


  1. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Concerto No. 2 in D Major for Flute and Orchestra, K.V. 314 – soloist EDUARD MICLEA
  2. Maurice Ravel – Concerto in G Major for Piano and Orchestra – solist DANIEL DUMITRASCU
  3. Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 5 in E Minor, Op. 64

This promises to be a night of extraordinary music, showcasing Riku Okamoto’s exceptional talent and the beauty of these timeless compositions.

We invite all music lovers and supporters of emerging talent to mark your calendars for this not-to-be-missed event live or online through their virtual concert hall. Let’s come together to celebrate Riku Okamoto’s remarkable achievement and the power of music to inspire and unite us all.

Stay tuned for more details on ticketing and venue information. We look forward to sharing this remarkable musical journey with you!

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