I arrived in Copenhagen yesterday evening for my week on the jury of the Nikolai Malko Competition. After an easy on time trip from London I checked into the excellent Hotel D'Angleterre, overlooking the Kongens Nytorv (above) which is something of a construction site at the moment while a vast new station is being built. But it is all very tidy and generally orderly, and the hotel seems to be completely sound proof which is a blessing.
This afternoon we have a welcoming event, a concert by the Danish National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati, Glyndebourne's young music director. Eric Silberger, whom I know well from Castleton, is playing Mozart's A major violin concerto, and we then have Mahler 4. And of course there will be our welcoming reception after the concert........more over the coming days.