The judges have spoken. The Helsinki 6 are:
Tjeknavorian, Emmanuel Austria
Yoshida, Minami Japan
Zhou Nancy USA
Kanagawa, Mayumi USA
Lee, Christel USA
and Starkloff, Friederike Germany, concertmaster of the NDR Philharmonie.
No Koreans in the final, and no Finns.
A Starkloff rising?
Vesa Siren adds: The big surprise: amazing Kerson Leong took our breath away today but did NOT make to the the final round of Sibelius violin competition.
So, why not?