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Violinist and president of the Carl Nielsen International Competition Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider speaks about his experience of competitions, including what he wishes he knew when he was a contestant, advice to young musicians entering competitions, and his wish to create a positive competition environment, leading to the formation of Espansiva! – an off-stage platform for competition contestants to meet fellow musicians and industry experts in an inspiring setting.

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Violin concerto, op.33: Prelude. Largo – Allegro cavallerésco

Nielsen: The Symphonies and Concertos (Live)

Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, vln / New York Philharmonic / Alan Gilbert

Da Capo 6.200003

Photo credit: Lars Gundersen