The 7 candidates progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 George Enescu International Cello Competition have today been announced – in Bucharest, Romania.
The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:
- Atanas Krastev (Bulgaria)
- Florian Pons (France)
- Marcel Johannes Kits (Estonia)
- Sandra Lied Haga (Norway)
- Shizuka Mitsui (Japan)
- Stanislas Kim (France)
- Yibai Chen (China)
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.
2nd Round Candidates Announced for Romania’s Enescu International Cello Competition