The four finalists in the Polstjärnepriset Nordic Edition 2023 have been selected

Finalists Polstjärnepriset 2023

Valdemar Wenzel Most – Piano

MGK Hovedstaden – Københavns Musikskole

I started playing the piano at age 4. It was love at first sight! Later I have played the cello, I have sung in the Copenhagen Royal Chapel Choir and I have performed as one of the three boys in Mozarts Magic Flute at the Royal Danish Opera. I believe that all these experiences has made me the musician I am today. 

Valdermar Wenxel Most Polstjärnepriset 2023

Inez Karlsson – Cello

Royal College of Music Junior Department, London

I have played the cello since I was 6 years old. At the moment I study with Michal Kaznowski at the Royal College of Music in London.  I often rehearse with my sister, who plays the violin. I love to perform, both as a soloist and in ensembles. I enjoy playing the cello so much because of its likeness to a human voice and the variety of warm colours it can create, and the way it connects to other instruments. 

Clara Yuna Friedensburg – Cello

Barratt Due Musikkinstitutt, Oslo

I love the sound of the cello. For me, the cello is the instrument that most closely resembles the human voice, from a rich bass to a bright soprano. If I can make the audience feel the cooperation between that voice and my interpretation of the music, then I would be very happy and feel that I have achieved my goal as a musician.

Pekko Aakko – Bassoon

Helsinki Conservatory of Music and in the youth department of Mannheim university of music and performing arts.

My main instrument is bassoon but I also play the piano. I grew up in a family of musicians and have always loved performing. I started playing the bassoon at 13 years, since I wanted to play in an orchestra and my mother’s colleague offered me lessons. In my opinion, the warmth of the bassoon suits me quite well. 

Pekko Aakko Polstjärnepriset 2023