Following three nerve-wracking rounds, an eight-person jury of esteemed academics and musicians, have chosen the top six out of 19 selected entries from across the country. On Saturday 14 October they will play in a gala concert with the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO) at the Hugo Lambrechts Auditorium in Parow, Cape Town. The six finalists are:
*Eike Coetzee (15) violin, from Windhoek
*David Cyster (17) clarinet, from Kuils River
*Emilio February (19) marimba, from Stellenbosch
*Gilah Keller (14) violin, from Parklands, Johannesburg
*Jolandi Schaap (19) piano, from Menlo Park, Pretoria
*Althea Steynberg (18) flute, from Roodepoort.