Evelien Vaneysendeyk, Harp
Evelien comes from Tessenderlo, in Limburg. She was nine when she took her first harp lessons and won her first competition when she was eleven. Today she studies in Oslo, Norway at The Norwegian Academy of Music under the world famous harpist, Isabelle Perrin . Evelien’s wonderful playing and bright personality lit up the YBT jury into ensuring her place in the finals.
Jappe Dendievel, Bassoon
Jappe is 16 and comes from Oostkamp in West-Vlaanderen. He is currently studying Bachelor in Bassoon at the Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen. Apart from already winning many prestigious competitions, Jappe’s performance at his YBT auditions was beautifully musical and totally flawless. We are proud to have him among our five finalists.
Liesl Vanoverberghe, Flute
Liesl comes from Mont de l’Enclus in the province of Hainaut. She started playing the flute at the age of nine and today can be found in many orchestras and ensembles. She has won many competitions and studied with flute teachers from all over the world. Apart from her wonderfully diverse performance of two very different pieces, the YBT jury were extremely impressed by her self determination to move her playing onto the highest possible level.
Naomi Rofagha, Piano
Naomi is 16 and comes from Brussels, where she is currently studying at the world famous, Musica Mundi School under Jacques Rouvier. Despite having to leave her sick bed to come and perform for us, her playing was deeply moving, extremely expressive and full of dynamics. But she also won the YBT jury over with her deep felt desire to inter-weave her social observations and beliefs, into her world of music.
Simon Binon, Trumpet
Simon is 17 and comes from Bunsbeek in Vlaams Brabant. The son of renowned trumpetist Kris Binon, Simon has shown the utmost distinction from an extremely early age, taking part in soloist competitions from as young as 6 years old. Today he plays as a soloist across Europe. Simon’s technically outstanding performance, coupled with his natural musicality and charm, won our jury over. Next year he will begin his studies with the principle trumpetist of the Luxembourg Philharmonic orchestra, Simon Van Hoecke at the Conservatory of Antwerpen.