The Strad Podcast

Episode 17: Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider on competitions

October 21, 2021

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

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