Prizes Awarded at Hamburg’s Tonali International Cello Competition [360° VIDEO]

21 year old cellist Sebastian Fritsch from Germany has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Tonali Competition, in Hamburg, Germany

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Sebastrian Fritsch Tonali Cello Competition Cover

21 year old German cellist Sebastian Fritsch has been awarded 1st prize at the 2018 Tonali Competition, in Hamburg, Germany.

A student of Jean-Guihen Queyras at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg, Sebastian has recently made solo debuts with the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra – and at the Cello Biënnale Amsterdam and Salzburg, Ilertissen and Schleswig-Holstein Music Festivals.

 

TONALI INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND | 360° VIEW | JOSHUA WEILERSTEIN & DEUTSCHE KAMMERPHILHARMONIE BREMEN

 

2nd and 3rd prizes were awarded to 20-year-old Bryan Chen from Canada and 17-year-old Manuel Lipstein from Germany.

Sebastian will receive €10,000.

In addition, he was awarded the €3,000 audience prize – plus the Mariinsky Orchestra debut invitation special prize.

Held annually, the Tonali Competition rotates yearly between the violin, cello and piano disciplines – previous 1st prize winners include violinist, VC Young Artist Lara Boschkor.

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