– If I don't get in? I'll try again next year
– If I don’t continue to the next round, I’ll have to buy some alcohol and drink away Haydn.
Are Skavlid puts away his bassoon after his audition. The rest of the day he will spend waiting for the result.
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.
Two minutes to go.
Professor Julius Pranevičius holds the door for applicants.
– 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.
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.
The line is gone, the day is soon over.