Candidates Announced for Germany’s 2019 ARD International Cello Competition

The 64 candidates have been announced for the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition

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The 64 candidates have been announced for the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition – to be held in Munich, Germany from 4th to the 13th of September.

The 2019 opening round candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Ivan Karizna (Belarus)
  • Riana Anthony (United States)
  • Beata Antikainen (Finland)
  • Friederike Luise Arnholdt (Germany)
  • Basile Ausländer (France/Switzerland)
  • Joel Blido (Germany)
  • Nepomuk Braun (Germany)
  • Konstantin Bruns (Germany)
  • Pin-Jyun Chen (Taiwan)
  • Min Suk Cho (South Korea)
  • Ye Lin Stella Cho (South Korea)
  • Hayoung Choi (South Korea)
  • Yehjin Chun (South Korea)
  • Elia Cohen-Weissert (Germany/Israel)
  • John-Henry Crawford (United States)
  • Christoph Croisé (Germany/France/Switzerland)
  • Simone Drescher (Germany)
  • Chiara Enderle Samatanga (Switzerland)
  • Rolando Fernandez (Mexico)
  • Jeremias Fliedl (Austria)
  • Jérémy Garbarg (France)
  • Wassily Gerassimez (Germany)
  • Johannes Gray (United States)
  • Fedor Grigoriev (Russia)
  • Anouchka Hack (Germany)
  • Sihao He (China)
  • Christoph Heesch (Germany)
  • Natania Hoffman (Italy/United States)
  • Stéphanie Huang (Belgium)
  • Raphaël Jouan (France)
  • Minji Kang (South Korea)
  • Min Ji Kim (South Korea)
  • Stanislas Kim (France)
  • Marcel Johannes Kits (Estonia)
  • Anastasia Kobekina (Russia)
  • Maciej Kulakowski (Poland)
  • Benjamin Lai (United States/Taiwan)
  • Christine JeongHyoun Lee (South Korea)
  • Kanghyun Lee (South Korea)
  • Yeong-Kwang Lee (South Korea)
  • Olivier Marger (France)
  • Laura Moinian (Germany)
  • Guilherme Nardelli Monegatto (Brazil)
  • Dilshod Narzillaev (Uzbekistan)
  • Erica Piccotti (Italy)
  • Florian Pons (France)
  • Nadège Rochat (France/Switzerland)
  • Senja Rummukainen (Finland)
  • Haruma Sato (Japan)
  • Andreas Schmalhofer (Germany)
  • Katarina Schmidt (Germany/Sweden)
  • Lev Sivkov (Russia)
  • Oleksiy Shadrin (Ukraine)
  • Ivan Skanavi (Russia)
  • Anton Spronk (Netherlands/Switzerland)
  • Sayaka Selina Studer (Japan/Switzerland)
  • Ildikó Szabó (Hungary)
  • Laura Szabó (Hungary)
  • Friedrich Thiele (Germany)
  • Michiaki Ueno (Japan)
  • Volodia Van Keulen (France)
  • Guillaume Wang (Australia)
  • Sul Yoon (South Korea)

Open to cellists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2000, the 1st prize winner will receive €10,000 (US $11,500). 

The 2019 cello jury comprises: Lynn Harrell (Chairman), Ophélie Gaillard, Matt Haimovitz, Maria Kliegel, Torleif Thedéen, Tamás Varga and Pieter Wispelwey.

This year’s ARD Competition will be held in 4 instrument categories: Cello, Clarinet, Bassoon and Percussion.

The Violin Channel, as the cello competition’s official media and broadcast partner, will be providing streaming coverage direct from Munich.

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