Danish cellist wins New Talent Award

CELLIST Toke Moldrup, 27, took home the New Talent 2007 Award for young performers at the Bratislava Music Festival on November 27.

CELLIST Toke Moldrup, 27, took home the New Talent 2007 Award for young performers at the Bratislava Music Festival on November 27.

An international jury selected Moldrup from among three finalists. The award is part of the International Forum of Young Performers competition, which legendary violinist Yehudi Menuhin set up in 1969 to award young European musicians for excellence in the arts.

“The world belongs to young people,” said Philippe Bouncly, the chairman of the board at gas utility SPP, whose foundation supports the award, as he handed Moldrup the glass, harp-shaped prize.

The competition started with eight musicians who had been short-listed from among 20 from across Europe. For the final, Moldrup played the Concert for Cello and Orchestra by Antonín Dvořák.

“I’m very happy,” he said upon winning. “This is my first international award as a soloist.”

Moldrup plays in the respected Kvarteto Paizo Quartet.

The competition’s other two finalists were French violinist Fanny Clamagirand and Norwegian trumpet player Tine Thing Helseth.

The 43rd Bratislava Music Festival ends on December 7.

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

Economic restart after COVID-19 should be green

Slovakia’s plan for using money from the EU’s Recovery Fund, innovation potential and examples of green solutions and the challenge of renovating buildings are among the highlights of the latest Business Focus.

The Velux plant in Partizánske utilises 97 percent of waste from production.

Cabinet agrees on COVID screening

More details will be presented tomorrow.

Košice

More tips for outings in Bratislava during the lockdown

Walks along the Danube bank offer a feeling of being far from the city rush.

This place, part of Ovsištské Lúky (Ovsište Meadows) in Petržalka, is still Bratislava.

Roundup: Fairytale app that makes children read

An award-winning design by a Slovak architect and a trip to Zádielska dolina valley. Here’s your latest roundup.

A man wearing a face covering sits in an armchair on the snow-covered Main Street in Košice on January 13, 2021.