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Candidates Announced for Korea’s IsangYun International Cello Competition

The candidates have been announced for the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition

The 26 opening-round candidates have been announced for the 2018 IsangYun International Cello Competition – to be held in Tongyeong, South Korea from the 28th of October to the 3rd of November, 2018.

The 26 opening-round candidates are:

  • Saebom Byun (Korea)
  • Ye Lin Stella Cho (Korea/UK)
  • Yehjin Chun (Korea)
  • Yoonhye Chung (Korea)
  • Woochan Jeong (Korea)
  • Gaeun Kim (Korea)
  • James Jeonghwan Kim (Korea)
  • Sol Daniel Kim (Austria)
  • Christine Jeong Hyoun Lee (Korea)
  • Dongyeol Lee (Korea)
  • Hoe Chan Lee (Korea)
  • Sang Eun Lee (Korea)
  • Antonin Musset (France)
  • JeongHeon Nam (Korea)
  • Yurina Nam (Korea)
  • Richard Narroway (Australia)
  • Gunwoo Park (Korea)
  • Sunggeun Karl Park (Korea)
  • Florian Pons (France)
  • Albert Seo (Canada)
  • Chan Young Seo (Korea)
  • Lev Sivkov (Russia)
  • Grace Sohn (Canada) 
  • Anton Spronk (Switzerland/Netherlands)
  • Alejandro Viana (Spain)
  • Kristina Winiarski (Sweden)

Open to international cellists aged between 15 and 30, the 1st prize winner will receive KRW 30,000,000 (USD $27,000) – plus a number of important debut opportunities.

The 2018 jury will comprise: Myungwha Chung (Chair), Kangho Lee, Jian Wang, Ko Iwasaki, Alexander Knyazev, Paul Katz, Valentin Erben, Luigi Piovano and Anssi Karttunen.


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