When you appoint a men only jury…main
… You get all male winners.
The Carl Nielsen Internatonal Chamber Music competition has disgraced itself.
The jury consisted of Michael Schønwandt conductor (president); Heime Müller violin, ex-Artemis Quartet; Trolls Svane cello, Hochschule für Musik Lübeck and Hans Eissler, Berlin; Clive Greensmith cello, ex-Tokyo Quartet; Michael Hasel flute, Berlin Philarmonic Orchestra; Bjørn Carl Nielsen oboe, ex-Danish National SO;
Andreas Sundén clarinet, Swedish Radio SO.
The wind quintet winners are:
1st prize: Carl Nielsen Kvintetten (Denmark) – all male.
2nd prize: Veits Quintet (Germany)
3rd prize: Atéa Wind Quintet (UK)
The string quartet winners are:
1st prize Quatuor Arod – all male
2nd Prize Quartet Berlin-Tokyo
3rd Prize Cosmos Quartet
Did nobody in Denmark imagine there might be a perceptual problem in having one-sex juries?