Prizes Awarded at Germany’s 2019 Markneukirchen Cello Competition

23-year-old YeongKwang Lee from South Korea has been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Markneukirchen International Cello Competition

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YeongKwang Lee

23-year-old YeongKwang Lee from South Korea has today been awarded 1st prize at the 2019 Markneukirchen International Cello Competition – in Markneukirchen, Germany.

A student of Troels Svane at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, YeongKwang is a former 1st prize winner at the Eum-Youn and Ewhakyunghang Competitions – and the Solist Cello Ensemble Competition.

He will receive €7,000, a BAM cello case, bow case – and a number of important performance opportunities.

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 22-year-old Friedrich Thiele and 21-year-old Daniel Thorell.

The 2019 jury comprised: Maria Kliegel (Chair), Yi-Bing Chu, Danjulo Ishizaka, Zdzisław Łapiński, Csaba Onczay and Marko Ylönen.

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