Jury Announced for Belgium’s Inaugural Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition

The 16 jury members for the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition have today been announced

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The 16 jury members for the 2017 Queen Elisabeth International Cello Competition have today been announced.

The 2017 cello jury will comprise:

  • Gautier Capuçon
  • Marta Casals Istomin
  • Henri Demarquette
  • Roel Dieltiens
  • David Geringas
  • Natalia Gutman
  • Marie Hallynck
  • Frans Helmerson
  • Gary Hoffman
  • Anssi Karttunen
  • Mischa Maisky
  • Antonio Meneses
  • Truls Mørk
  • Jian Wang
  • Pieter Wispelwey
  • Arie Van Lysebeth (Jury Chairperson)

The inaugural competition will be held in Brussels, Belgium - from 8th May to 3rd June, 2017.

“The decision to launch a new competition, dedicated to the cello, was a natural one, taken after meeting with a number of outstanding young cellists and against a background of worldwide enthusiasm for the instrument today…” Competition Secretary General Michel-Etienne Van Neste has told The Violin Channel.

Moving forward the annual Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition structure will be adjusted from a 3 to a 4 year cycle – with Cello in 2017, Voice in 2018, Violin in 2019 and Piano in 2020.

The 70 opening round cello candidates, including VC Artist Benedict Kloeckner, were announced earlier this week.