November 29, 2021

The Finalists 2021

Balder Dendievel, Oboe.

Balder comes from West-Vlanderen and studies under Luk Nielandt at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. At just 16, he is the youngest of our five finalists. His oboe playing was mature, way beyond his years. But as much as this, his stage presence was superb, and the integrity of his interview was very compelling. Apart from being a great oboe player, he apparently also plays the organ and percussion as well!

Felix Vermeirsch, Cello.

Felix is 19, comes from West-Vlaanderen and studies under Istvan Vardai – France Springuel at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Mannheim, Germany. Felix kicked off our audition sessions and set the standard for the rest of the day. Great playing, imaginative tuning and dynamic presence, there could be no doubt that Felix was going through.

Balder Dendievel, Oboe.

Balder comes from West-Vlanderen and studies under Luk Nielandt at the Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp. At just 16, he is the youngest of our five finalists. His oboe playing was mature, way beyond his years. But as much as this, his stage presence was superb, and the integrity of his interview was very compelling. Apart from being a great oboe player, he apparently also plays the organ and percussion as well!