Candidates Announced for Romania’s 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition

The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition – in Bucharest, Romania

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The opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition – to be held in Bucharest, Romania from the 2nd to the 11th of September.

The 2018 opening-round cello candidates are:

  • Alejandro Olóriz Soria (Spain)
  • Anastasia Feruleva (Netherlands)
  • Andrew Byun (Canada)
  • Anouchka Hack (Germany)
  • Antonin Musset (France)
  • Ariana Kashefi (United Kingdom)
  • Atanas Krastev (Bulgaria)
  • Ayano Kamimura (Japan)
  • Chase Park (United States)
  • Constantin Borodin (Romania)
  • Constantin Macherel (Switzerland)
  • Daniel Thorell (Sweden)
  • Dilshod Narzillaev (Uzbekistan)
  • Dóra Kokas (Hungary)
  • Endre Stankowsky (Hungary)
  • Erica Piccotti (Italy)
  • Fedor Grigoriev (Russia)
  • Florian Schmidt – Bartha (Germany)
  • Florian Pons (France)
  • Fred Lindberg (Sweden)
  • Gianluca Pirisi (Italy)
  • Giljae Lee (South Korea)
  • Guillaume Wang (Australia)
  • Gunwoo Park (South Korea)
  • Haran Meltzer (Israel)
  • Hayoung Lee (South Korea)
  • Hayoung Choi (South Korea)
  • Horațiu Ludușan (Romania)
  • Hsing – Han Tsai (Taiwan)
  • Hyerin Oh (South Korea)
  • Ileana Stefania Waldenmayer (Italy)
  • Ion Storojenco (Romania)
  • Jack Bailey (Australia)
  • Jeongheon Nam (South Korea)
  • Jérémy Garbarg (France)
  • Johannes Przygodda (Germany)
  • Johannes Gray (United States)
  • Julia Wasmund (Germany)
  • Julien Siino (Canada)
  • Junko Fujii (Japan)
  • Keisuke Morita (Japan)
  • Kyung Jun Lee (South Korea)
  • Latica Anić (Croatia)
  • Laura Moinian (Germany)
  • Léo Guiguen (France)
  • Mansur Kadirov (Uzbekistan)
  • Marcel Johannes Kits (Estonia)
  • Mateusz Kaminski (Poland)
  • Maxime Quennesson (France)
  • Minjin Lee (South Korea)
  • Mo Mo (China)
  • Nadja Stiegler (Austria)
  • Noémie Raymond – Friset (Canada)
  • Octavian Alin Lup (Romania)
  • Rustem Khamidullin (Russia)
  • Sandra Lied Haga (Norway)
  • Sang Yhee (United States)
  • Seoyoen Min (South Korea)
  • Shizuka Mitsui (Japan)
  • Stanislas Kim (France)
  • Su Yeon Yu (South Korea)
  • Suh Woohyoung (South Korea)
  • Teodor Rusu (Romania)
  • Valentina Dubrovina (Russia)
  • Vashti Hunter (United Kingdom)
  • Xiaotang Xu (China)
  • Yanyan Lin (China)
  • Yibai Chen (China)
  • Yoshika Masuda (Japan)
  • Youna Choi (South Korea)

Open to international cellists 32 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive 15,000 EUR (US $17,000) – plus a number of important international performance invitations.

The 2018 cello jury will comprise: David Geringas (President), Raphael Wallfisch, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexandra Guţu, Philippe Muller, Jian Wang, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Myung-Wha Chung, Arto Noras and Marin Cazacu.

Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung.

 

VC YOUNG ARTIST ZLATOMIR FUNG | ENESCU | SINFONIA CONCERTANTE | ALEXANDRE BLOCH & GEORGE ENESCU PHILHARMONIC | 2016 GEORGE ENESCU INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

 

PICTURED: 2018 ENESCU INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION OPENING-ROUND CANDIDATE, ERICA PICCOTTI FROM ITALY

 

 

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