LÉONIE SONNING TALENT PRIZE 2023
Anna Sofie Bennike was born in 1998 in Copenhagen. She first started playing the oboe at 16, but quickly showed talent, and she was admitted to MGK two years later and after another two years at the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen. Since then, she has been accepted into one of Europe’s leading oboe classes in Leipzig, played with most of the major symphony orchestras in Denmark, and received several central scholarships. Anna will spend the money that comes with the Léonie Sonning Talent Prize on solo lessons, teaching in carving oboe reed and masterclasses in Norway and Switzerland. In addition, the grant will also be used to purchase machines for use in oboe reed manufacture and purchase a new instrument.