More than 130 young people from all over the world take part in a week-long, nerve-wracking competition to be crowned for the best conductor. The camera follows the preparation of five finalists, their disappointments and triumphs and above all, their love for music and the complex art of conducting a symphony orchestra. Even though they stand with their backs to the jury, the fact that all eyes are in them makes conducting a piece of classical music an epic struggle. The candidates all know that they only have one opportunity and few minutes to convince the jury members. They have strength, ability and charisma to become the greatest names for the future.