The 2018 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the Prague Spring International Cello Competition – in Prague, Czech Republic.
The 2018 Finalists are:
- Julia Hagen (Austria)
- Gunwoo Park (South Korea)
- Václav Petr (Czech Republic)
- Aleksey Shadrin (Ukraine)
Open to candidates of any nationality aged 30 years and under, the 1st prize winner will receive CZK 200,000 (US $9,200).
Previous prize-winners include cellists Mstislav Rostropovich, Saša Večtomov and Natalia Gutman.
The 2018 jury comprises: Michal Kaňka (Chairperson), Annie Gastinel, Christian Poltéra, Emil Rovner, Jens Peter Maintz, Mikael Ericsson, and Quirine Viersen.