BREAKING | 2nd Round Candidates Announced at ARD International Cello Competition

The 16 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition have been announced

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The 16 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2019 ARD International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced – in Munich, Germany.

The 2019 2nd Round candidates are:

  • Anton Spronk from Netherlands/Switzerland
  • Raphaël Jouan from France
  • Min Ji Kim from South Korea
  • Marcel Johannes Kits from Estonia
  • Sihao He from China
  • Ivan Skanavi from Russia
  • Sayaka Selina Studer from Japan/Switzerland
  • Guillaume Wang from Australia
  • Friedrich Thiele from Germany
  • Oleksiy Shadrin from Ukrain
  • Haruma Sato from Japan
  • Nadège Rochat from France/Switzerland
  • Yeong-Kwang Lee from South Korea
  • Benjamin Lai from USA/Taiwan
  • Christoph Heesch from Germany
  • Jérémy Garbarg from France

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 GaillardMatt HaimovitzMaria KliegelTorleif ThedéenTamás 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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