The juries of the Carl Nielsen International Competition for violin, flute and clarinet have announced the participants who will succeed to this weekend’s finals:

VIOLIN | Johan Dalene (18, Sweden); Anna Agafia Egholm (22, Denmark); Marie-Astrid Hulot (21, France)

CLARINET | Aron Chiesa (22, Italy); Víctor Díaz Guerra (22, Spain); Blaz Sparovec (24, Slovenia)

FLUTE | Rafael Adobas Bayog (21, Spain); Joséphine Olech (24, France); Marianna Julia Żołnacz (19, Poland)

Both the music and spirit of Carl Nielsen are present at every level in this year’s competition. Always curious and individual, it was Nielsen who said "Give us something else; give us something new; for Heaven's sake give us something bad, so long as we feel we are alive and active and not just passive admirers of tradition!!"

The 2019 Competition participants have taken up Nielsen’s challenge with alacrity and are proving themselves to be major new talents of which Carl Nielsen would be proud.

Audiences around the world can follow the entire competition - including streaming, replays, interviews and behind the scenes footage - on and competition media partner, The Violin Channel, is streaming the full violin competition live online on Facebook.


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