Applications Open for Isang Yun Competition — Cello 2022

Open to cellists born between November 1, 1991 and October 31, 2007, the competition will award this year's first prize winner KRW 30,000,000 (US $26,525)

Lee Sang-eun, joint first prize winner at the 2018 ISANGYUN Competition (Photo courtesy: TIMF)


Presented by the Tongyeong International Music Foundation since 2003, the Isang Yun Competition is held in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), with the aim of supporting emerging international soloists and promoting cultural exchange among nations.

This year's competition will be held from October 29 to November 6, 2022, at the internationally renowned Tongyeong Concert Hall in South Korea.

Held annually and alternating disciplines between piano, violin, and cello, previous first prize winners include cellists Ella van Poucke, Christine Jeong Hyoung Lee, and Sang-Eun Lee.

The 2022 jury will comprise: Ivan Monighetti (Chairman), Laurence Lesser, Roel Dieltiens, Ophélie Gaillard, Yeonsun Joo, Sangmin Park, Li-Wei Qin, Troels Svane, N/N.

The final round of this year's competition will be led by conductor Christian Vásquez with the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra.

Applications are to be received by July 31, 2022.

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