Euan Shields advanced to the final round and received an honorary diploma in the 5th Evgeny Svetlanov International Conducting Competition in Monaco in June 2022. The competition was established in memory of renowned conductor Evgeny Svetlanov, who placed great importance on handing down a musical legacy to future generations. In the competition, Shields successfully conducted The Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra to the final round of 4 in the competition, which began with 18 candidates.
Euan Shields said: “I had the privilege to share the stage with so many unbelievably skillful, experienced, and professional conductors and musicians who love what they do. I learned so much about conducting and about myself, as I worked to communicate musical ideas in such a focused and intense environment. Thank you so much to the wonderful Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, the members of the jury, the competition organizers, and everyone who worked so hard behind the scenes to make the magical musical moments come to life.”