The 4 finalists have been announced for the 2019 5th ‘Getting to Carnegie Hall’ Competition, in New York City.
The 2019 Finalists are:
- Cellist, Krystian Chiu
- Cellist, Sarah Miller
- Cellist, Rachel Siu
- Cellist, Ben Swartz
The final will be held on the 6th of January at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall – where each finalist will contribute a movement to the world premiere performance of composer and pianist Julian Gargiulo‘s Sonata No. 2 for Cello and Piano.
Open this year to cellists aged 18 to 29, the 1st prize winner will receive US $2,000 – plus a solo performance at the Water Island Music Festival, in the Caribbean.
Previous 1st prize winners include: VC Young Artist, violinist Nathan Meltzer.