BREAKING | Semi Finalists Announced at Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 9 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

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The 9 Semi-Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – in Helsinki, Finland.

The 2018 candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung (19, United States)
  • VC Young Artist Brannon Cho (23, United States)
  • Bryan Cheng (21, Canada)
  • Leonardo Chiodo (19, Finland)
  • Minji Kim (23, South Korea)
  • Maciej Kułakowski (22, Poland)
  • Timotheos Petrin (24, Greece)
  • Ivan Sendetskiy (22, Russia)
  • Michiaki Ueno (22, Japan)

Open to cellists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2002, the 1st prize winner will receive €20,000.

The 2018 jury comprises: Arto Noras, Frans Helmerson, Maria Kliegel, Laurence Lesser, Ivan Monighetti, Philippe Muller, Li-Wei Qin, Martti Rousi and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.

Former major prize winners include Nicolas Altstaedt, Xavier Phillips, Hai-Ye Ni, Enrico Bronzi, Andreas Brantelid – and VC Artists Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrández and Aurélien Pascal.

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