HAN-NA CHANG (South Korea/USA) - jury leader
Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera
JASPER PARROTT (Great Britain)
Co-founder and executive chairman of HarrisonParrott Ltd.
PETER SZILVAY (Norway)
DANIEL TURCINA (Slovakia/Norway)
Concertmaster of Trondheim Symphony Orchestra & Opera
ANNA-MARIA HELSING (Sweden/Finland)
ANNA CLYNE (Great Britain/USA)
ELISE BÅTNES (Norway)
Concertmaster of Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra
Han-Na Chang – Jury leader
Artistic Leader and Chief Conductor of the Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera in Norway since 2017, and newly appointed Erste Gastdirigentin (Principal Guest Conductor) of the Symphoniker Hamburg - Laeiszhalle Orchester commencing 2022-23 season, Han-Na Chang’s prestigious and unique international career spans nearly three decades.
She first gained international recognition for her precocious musical gifts at the age of 11, when she won the First Prize and the Contemporary Music Prize at the Fifth Rostropovich International Cello Competition in Paris in 1994, awarded unanimously by the jury led by Mstislav Rostropovich. Her international career took off, taking her to all the major concert halls around the world and the world’s top orchestras as an in-demand recitalist and soloist.
Having developed an intense interest in and deep passion for the symphonic repertoire during her late teens and early twenties, she made her formal conducting debut in 2007, at the age of 24, and has since then focused her artistic output exclusively to conducting.
Jasper Parrott is co-founder and executive chairman of HarrisonParrott Ltd., one of Europe´s largest agencies for classical artists. Through several decades Parrott has been a leading figure within the international classical music management business, and in 2015 he was named 'Artist Manager of the Year' by Association of British Orchestras/Rhinegold for his substantial contributions to the development of this industry.
Peter Szilvay is one of the most sought after Norwegian conductors and is often seen both on the operastage and in front of orchestras. His career developed quickly after his acclaimed final diploma exam with the Norwegian radio orchestra. Peter Szilvay has also composed several pieces and worked in the early years as a professional violaplayer. After his exam he worked as assistant conductor in the Stavanger Symphony orchestra and served Mariss Jansons as PA for three years. In 1999 he won the competition «Conductor of the year» in Oslo.
"Playing with improvisational sounding fire and soul" Los Angeles Times
Daniel has been first concertmaster in TSO since 2020. He came to Trondheim in 2009 to work in a combined position in the Trondheim Soloists and TSO. Born in Slovakia in 1983, he studied at the Conservatory of Music in Bratislava, the University of Music in Vienna and the Temple University in Philadelphia. He has played in the Bohdan Warchal Slovak Chamber Orchestra, Solistes Europeens Luxembourg, Capella Istropolitana and iPalpiti International Laureates for recording projects and festivals in Europe, Asia and USA. Daniel has been a soloist with the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Kosice, Slovak Chamber Orchestra, iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra and Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has played solo concerts in New York's Carnegie Hall and Disney Hall in Los Angeles, and had solo assignments with TSO and the Trondheim Soloists.
Finnish conductor Anna-Maria Helsing has gained an outstanding reputation with leading Scandinavian orchestras and opera houses. From 2010 to 2013 Anna-Maria Helsing was Chief Conductor of the Oulu Symphony – the first-ever female conductor at the head of a Finnish symphony orchestra. Anna-Maria Helsing has been appointed as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Concert Orchestra from April 2020 to September 2022.
London-born Anna Clyne is a GRAMMY-nominated composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music. Described as a “composer of uncommon gifts and unusual methods” in a New York Times profile and as “fearless” by NPR, Clyne is one of the most acclaimed and in-demand composers of her generation, often embarking on collaborations with innovative choreographers, visual artists, filmmakers, and musicians.
Violinist Elise Båtnes has been concertmaster of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra since 2006, and she is previous concertmaster of the WDR Orchestra in Köln (2004-2008) as well as the Danish Radio Orchestra (2000-2004). Since her soloist debut with the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra at the age of eight, Elise has had an extensive career involving soloist engagements with symphony orchestras both in Norway and abroad, as well as several chamber music projects and CD recordings.