The Carl Nielsen Competition has announced the entrants for the 2022 edition, which will take place in Odense from March 31 to April 10. 72 young musicians between the ages of 17 and 29 have been selected to take part in this year’s competitions for violin, clarinet and flute.
The announcement follows Denmark’s decision this week to lift all Covid restrictions.
Over two-thirds of this year’s attendees also signed up for Espansiva! – a new mentorship program, specifically designed to provide industry insight through lectures, workshops and one-on-one personal conversations for contestants at appropriate times during the 11 days of the competition.
Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, competition chairman, said: “We look forward to welcoming as many young musicians as possible to Odense, knowing that it is more important than ever for them to have the chance to compete and spend time together.
“Excellence, curiosity, individuality and community are Carl Nielsen’s core values in his approach to life and music, and they remain the same values that underpin the competition’s approach and Espansive!”
The violin competitors are as follows:
Hans Christian Aavik (23, Estonia)
Ava Bahari (25, Sweden)
Daniil Bulayev (17, Latvia)
Hana Chang (19, USA)
Seat Byeol Choi (25, South Korea)
Anna Da Silva Chen (25, Australia)
Fanny Fheodoroff (25, Austria)
Leon Haffner (23, France)
Kingston Ho (20, USA)
Wenlan Jackson (19, USA)
Amia Janicki (24, Switzerland)
Sarah Jégou-Sageman (23, France)
Eun Che Kim (24, South Korea)
Maya Levy (24, Belgium)
Bohdan Louts (17, Ukraine)
Emma Meinrenken (22 years old, Canada)
Elias David Moncado (21, Germany)
Jason Moon (22, USA)
Maine Nishiyama (21, Japan)
Alexey Stychkin (21, Russia)
Karen Su (23, USA)
Natsumi Tsuboi (28, Japan)
Pauline van der Rest (17, Belgium)
Chaofan Wang (21, China)
The first prize winner will receive a prize package including a cash prize of €12,000, a recording contract with Orchid Classics and Odense Symphony Orchestra worth €13,000 and a solo engagement with top Nordic orchestras .
The winners of the 2019 competition are violinist Johan Dalene, flautist Joséphine Olech and clarinettist Blaz Sparovec.