Candidates Announced for Denmark’s 2019 Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition

The 20 candidates have been announced for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition

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The 20 candidates have today been announced for the 2019 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition – to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark from the 15th to the 19th of October, 2019.

The Opening Round String Quartets are:

  • Balourdet String Quartet (United States)
  • Gyldfeldt Quartett (Germany)
  • Kleio Quartet (England)
  • Lorne String Quartet (Canada)
  • NOVO Quartet (Denmark)
  • Quatuor Elmire (France)
  • Quatuor Mona (France)
  • Selini Quartet (Austria)
  • Simply Quartet (Austria)
  • The Julius Quartet (United States)

The Opening Round Wind Quintets are:

  • Auris Ensemble (Austria)
  • Barialro Quintet (Switzerland)
  • Dandelion Quintett (Germany)
  • Ensemble Ouranos (France)
  • Pacific Quintet (Germany)
  • Quinteto O’Globo (Spain)
  • Quintette Promenade (France)
  • Gunst Quintett (Germany)
  • Valborg Quintet (Sweden)
  • V Coloris (Denmark)

Open to ensembles of all nationalities under the age of 35, the first prize in each category will receive €15,000 ($17,000 USD).

The 2019 string quartet jury will comprise: Günter Pichler (Chairman), Asbjørn Nørgaard, Gunvor Sihm, Bjørg Lewis and David Geber.

The 2019 wind quintet jury will comprise: Bjørn Carl Nielsen, Ole Kristian Dahl,Ulla Miilmann, Michael Hasel and Andreas Sundén.

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