We had another long day and accomplished our brutal task! And the twelve that go through to the second round are:
Andrey Rubtsov (Russia), Anna Rakitina (Russia), David Niemann (Germany), Earl Lee (Canada), Elim Chan (UK), Giedre Slekyte (Lithuania), Jesko Sirvend (Germany), Jesus Eduardo Uzcategui (Venezuela), Risto Joost (Estonia), Seokwon Hong (South Korea), Stilian Kirov (Bulgaria), and Tung-Chieh Chuang (Taiwan).
Included is the winner of the recent Donatella Flick competition in London Elim Chan. And a young man from Venuezuela who was in the orchestra in Vienna back in 2006 for the premiere of John Adams' A Flowering Tree. We had a nice talk about that!
Thi is a very talented bunch - the selection was difficult but the consensus was easy to achieve. The collective wisdom of our jury is boundless!
You can keep in touch through the excellent Malko website. I hope that some of you may have time to watch the proceedings live!
Yesterday I tool my old friend and fellow juror, Dominique Meyer, down to the harbour to have a look at the lovely Copenhagen Opera House. Incredibly Dominique had never been to Copenhagen before. And we then repaired to one of the many delightful restaurants on Nyhavn.