19 year old Izak Hudnik from Slovenia and 17 year old Francesco Stefanelli from Italy have been awarded joint 1st prize at the 2016 Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition, in Porec, Croatia.
2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 20 year old Sophia Bacelar from the United States and 20 year old Urban Marinko from Slovenia.
The Antonio Janigro Competition is widely regarded as an important development prize for international cellists 20 years and younger.
Prize winners will receive a number of important European solo opportunities to help further their career progression.
This year’s jury comprised: Dobrila Berković-Magdalenić, Giovanni Gnocchi, Stefan Kropfitsch, Meehae Ryo and Eldar Saparayev.
PICTURED: 2016 Antonio Janigro International Cello Competition Joint-1st Prize Winner, Francesco Stefanelli from Italy