The 7 candidates progressing to the 2nd round of the 2018 14th Khachaturian International Cello Competition have been announced – in Yerevan, Armenia.
The 2018 2nd round candidates are:
- Fedor Amosov (Russia)
- Chi-Wong Hong (South Korea)
- Rustem Khamidullin (Russia)
- Jonathan Swensen (Denmark)
- Mon-Puo Lee (Spain/Taiwan)
- Chechen Kim (South Korea)
- Vasily Stepanov (Russia)
Open to candidates of any nationality aged 16 to 32, the 1st prize winner will receive US $15,000 – plus a number of important concert engagements.
The 2018 jury comprises: Suren Bagratuni (President), Lee Yi Yang, Meehae Rhyo, Sergei Roldugin, Stefan Kropfitsch, Viktor Uzur and Ling-Yi Ou Yang.