Candidates Announced for Czech Republic’s 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition

The 59 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition 

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Prague Spring International Cello Competition

The 59 candidates have been announced for the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition – to be held in Prague, Czech Republic from the 7th to the 15th of May.

The 2018 opening round candidates are:

  • Konstantin Bruns (Germany)
  • Leonardo Chiodo (Finland)
  • Boseong Cho (South Korea)
  • Hun Choi (South Korea)
  • Elia Weissert Cohen (Germany)
  • Carla Oliveras Conangla (Spain)
  • John Crawford (United States)
  • Christoph Croisé (Switzerland)
  • David Simon Eberle (Germany)
  • Anastasia Feruleva (Russia)
  • Sebastian Fritsch (Germany)
  • Yaroslav Georgiev (Russia)
  • Julia Hagen (Austria)
  • Dora Hájková (Czech Republic) 
  • Makio Horie (Japan)
  • Rastislav Huba (Slovakia)
  • Phil-Young Hyun (South Korea)
  • Yu Ito (Japan)
  • Woochan Jeong (South Korea)
  • Hayeon Kang (South Korea)
  • Daeyoun Kim (South Korea)
  • James (Jeonghwan) Kim (South Korea)
  • David Lee (United States)
  • Yup Geun Lee (South Korea)
  • Chan Hoe Lee (South Korea)
  • Christine (JeongHyoun) Lee (South Korea)
  • Kanghyun Lee (South Korea)
  • KyungJun Lee (South Korea)
  • MinJin Lee (South Korea)
  • Young Seo Lee (South Korea)
  • Vincent Lo (Australia)
  • Olivier Marger (France)
  • Marcel Markowski (Poland)
  • Gabriel Martins (United States)
  • Nuala McKenna (Germany)
  • Anna Minten (Switzerland)
  • JeongHeon Nam (South Korea)
  • Yurina Nam (South Korea)
  • Gunwoo Park (South Korea)
  • Václav Petr (Czech Republic)
  • Thibaut Reznicek (France)
  • Senja Rummukainen (Finland)
  • Aleksey Shadrin (Ukraine)
  • Eduard Šístek (Czech Republic)
  • Ivan Skanavi (Russia)
  • Minje Song (South Korea)
  • Zuzanna Sosnowska (Poland)
  • Ferenc Endre Stankowsky (Hungary)
  • Francesco Stefanelli (Italy)
  • Matěj Štěpánek (Czech Republic)
  • Laura Szabó (Hungary)
  • Daniel Thorell (Sweden)
  • Han-Hsing Tsai (Taiwan)
  • Vilém Vlček (Czech Republic)
  • Kristina Vocetková (Czech Republic)
  • Guillaume Wang (Australia)
  • Ferdinand Moritz Weigert (Germany)
  • Jee-In You (South Korea)
  • Aihao Zheng (China)

 

Open to candidates of any nationality aged 30 years and under, the 1st prize winner will receive CZK 200,000 (US $9,200).

Previous prize-winners include cellists Mstislav RostropovichSaša Večtomov and Natalia Gutman.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Michal Kaňka (Chairperson), Annie Gastinel, Christian Poltéra, Emil Rovner, Jens Peter Maintz, Mikael Ericsson, and Quirine Viersen.