Today, the 2020/2021 George Enescu International Cello Competition, in Bucharest, Romania, announced its 7 semi finalists.
This year’s semi-finalists are:
- Margarita Balanas (Latvia)
- Stefan Cazacu (Romania)
- Sebastian Fritsch (Germany)
- Jérémy Garbarg (France)
- Anouchka Hack (Germany)
- JaeMin Han (South Korea)
- Keisuke Morita (Japan)
Open to international cellists 32 years of age or younger, the 1st prize winner will be awarded €15,000.
The opening two rounds were hosted online, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2020 cello jury comprises: David Geringas, Myung-Wha Chung, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexandra Guţu, Frans Helmerson, Arto Noras, Jérôme Pernoo, Meehae Ryo, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Raphael Wallfisch.