Meet the Carl Nielsen finalists – with one caveatmain
It’s down to the last three on each instrument.
I can now confess that I picked two of the violin finalists on hearing them at Odense in the first round, where the judges were concealed behind a screen. The result thoroughly vindicates that decision. The violin section of the competition was as clean as it could possibly be.
Johan Dalene (18, Sweden)
Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark)
Marie-Astrid Hulot (21, France)
Rafael Adobas Bayog (21, Spain)
Joséphine Olech (24, France)
Marianna Julia Żołnacz (19, Poland)
Aron Chiesa (22, Italy)
Víctor Díaz Guerra (22, Spain)
Blaz Sparovec (24, Slovenia)
There is one glaring anomaly in these results. The clarinet jury was all-male. So are the finalists.
You can watch the final round live on Slipped Disc this weekend.