The 2020 Elmar Oliveira International Violin Competition has reached its final stage at the Lynn Conservatory in Boca Raton, Florida.
Of the four finalists, two are proteges of jury members. Vikram Sedona is favourite student of Silvia Marcovici and Jung Choi studies with Ilya Kaler.
The other two finalists are Igor Khukhua, 27, and Julian Rhee, 19.
Were Marcovici and Kaler in the room when voting took place?
Did they vote for their own students?
Did they discuss the final selection with other jurors?