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.
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.