The 12 Semi-Finalists have today been announced at the 2019 Carlos Prieto International Cello Competition – in Morelia, Mexico.
The 2019 Semi-Finalists are:
- Mansur Kadirov (Uzbekistan)
- Mingyao Zhao (China)
- Rachel Siu (Australia)
- Lisi Ramishvili (Georgia)
- Katherine Audas (United States)
- John-Henry Crawford (United States)
- Edward Luengo (United States)
- Sai Sai Ding (China)
- Jacob Shaw (Denmark)
- Roni Gordillo Bolaños (México)
- Ari Evan (United States)
- Miguel Ángel Hernández (Venezuela)
Open to international cellists under the age of 34, the 1st prize winner will receive US $10,000, a CD recording – plus a number of performance opportunities.
The 2019 jury comprises: Jesús Castro-Balbi, Mario Lavista, William Molina, Philippe Muller, Namula, Asier Polo and Carlos Prieto.