The 4 Finalists have today been announced at the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition – in Bucharest, Romania.
The 2018 Finalists are:
- 25-year-old Stanislas Kim from France
- 17-year-old Yibai Chen from China
- 26-year-old Shizuka Mitsui from Japan
- 23-year-old Marcel Johannes Kits from Estonia
Open to international cellists 32 years and younger, the 1st prize winner will receive 15,000 EUR (US $17,000) – plus a number of important international performance invitations.
The 2018 cello jury comprises: David Geringas (President), Raphael Wallfisch, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexandra Guţu, Philippe Muller, Jian Wang, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Myung-Wha Chung, Arto Noras and Marin Cazacu.
Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung.