Semi-Finalists Announced at 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition

The 12 candidates progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition have been announced

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Aleksey Shadrin Cello

The 12 candidates progressing to the Semi-Final stage of the 2018 Prague Spring International Cello Competition have just minutes ago been announced – in Prague, Czech Republic.

The 2018 Semi-Finalists are:

  • Konstantin Bruns (Germany)
  • Julia Hagen (Austria)
  • Woochan Jeong (South Korea)
  • Daeyoun Kim (South Korea)
  • Gabriel Martins (United States)
  • Gunwoo Park (South Korea)
  • Václav Petr (Czech Republic)
  • Aleksey Shadrin (Ukraine)
  • Zuzanna Sosnowska (Poland)
  • Laura Szabó (Hungary)
  • Guillaume Wang (Australia)
  • Jee-In You (South Korea)

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 RostropovichSaša 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.

PICTURED: 2018 PRAGUE SPRING INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION SEMI-FINALIST, ALEKSEY SHADRIN

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