Léonie Sonning Talent Prize 2015

August Finkas

August Finkas

(b. 1993) started to play the clarinet at the age of 11 in the Tivoli Boys’ Guard, continuing his clarinet studies under Klaus Tönshoff at Sankt Annæ MGK. Since 2013, he has studied under John Kruse at The Roal Danish Academy of Music (RDAM). He has also taken part in master classes with Martin Fröst, Yehuda Gilad, Andreas Sundén and Larry Combs.

August is active as a chamber musician, also as a member of the wind quintet Emanon, which has given various concerts at home and abroad and taken part in the P2 Chamber Music Competition. He has also appeared as a soloist with orchestras on a number of occasions in countries that include USA, Germany, Sweden and Poland.

The scholarship

The scholarship of DKK 60,000 will be used for studying under Philippe Berrod in France and Andreas Sundén in Sweden.