6 men, 6 women contest conductor champsNews
The Malko Competition in Denmark has reached its final 12 with an even gender split.
Among the surviving contestants are two from the UK, Chloe Rooke and Joel Sandelson, Chloe Dufresne from France (pictured) and the Austrian Katharina Wincor.
All Russian and American entrants were eliminated at the first hurdle.
The jury is chaired by Fabio Luisi.
Rooke and Sandelson are also finalists in the Rotterdam International Conducting Competition this week. How can they be at both finals at once?