Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

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The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – to be held from the 14th to the 25th of October, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

The 2018 candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung (USA)
  • VC Young Artist Brannon Cho (USA)
  • Teresa Beldi (Germany)
  • Bryan Cheng (Canada)
  • Leonardo Chiodo (Finland)
  • JooYeon Choi (South Korea)
  • Elia Cohen Weissert (Germany)
  • Christoph Croisé (Switzerland)
  • Rainer Crosett (USA)
  • Iago Domínguez Eiras (Spain)
  • Jérémy Garbarg (France)
  • Johannes Gray (USA)
  • Irena Josifoska (Hungary)
  • Minji Kim (South Korea)
  • Maciej Kułakowski (Poland)
  • Christine Lee (South Korea)
  • Gabriel Martins (USA)
  • Sirja Nironen (Finland)
  • Jonas Palm (Germany)
  • Timotheos Petrin (Greece)
  • Senja Rummukainen (Finland)
  • Tony Rymer (USA)
  • Ivan Sendetskiy (Russia)
  • Sayaka Selina Studer (Switzerland)
  • Ildikó Szabó (Hungary)
  • Michiaki Ueno (Japan)

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

The 2018 jury will comprise: 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.

 

VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI | LUTOSLAWSKI CELLO CONCERTO | JOHN STORGARDS & HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC | 2013 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

PICTURED: 2013 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 1ST PRIZE WINNER, VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI

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