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– If I don't get in? I'll try again next year

Auditions at the Norwegian Academy of Music are no joke. Meet some of the applicants.

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– If I don’t continue to the next round, I’ll have to buy some alcohol and drink away Haydn.

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Are Skavlid puts away his bassoon after his audition. The rest of the day he will spend waiting for the result.

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Vira Sheremeta from the Ukraine has been practicing four hours a day lately. She is finishing her studies in Kiev this year, and a lot is at stake. Her husband already lives in Norway, and if she gets in they will get an opportunity to live together in Oslo.

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Two minutes to go.

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Professor Julius Pranevičius holds the door for applicants.

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– What happens if I don’t get in? Then I’ll try again next year. The Academy is my preferred choice, but I’ve applied to several other schools, says clarinet player Eirik Nordstrøm.

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The nervous atmosphere dissolves as the day comes to an end. Many applicants have finished their tests, and now they hang around waiting for the result.

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The line is gone, the day is soon over.

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Last updated: 16. March 2016