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BREAKING | Finalists Announced at Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 6 Finalists have been announced at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition - including 2 VC Young Artists

The 6 Finalists have just minutes ago been announced at the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – in Helsinki, Finland.

The 2018 Finalists are:

  • VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung (19, United States)
  • VC Young Artist Brannon Cho (23, United States)
  • Bryan Cheng (21, Canada)
  • Leonardo Chiodo (19, Finland)
  • Minji Kim (23, South Korea)
  • Timotheos Petrin (24, Greece)

Open to cellists of any nationality born between 1988 and 2002, the 1st prize winner will receive €20,000.

The 2018 jury comprises: Arto Noras, Frans Helmerson, Maria Kliegel, Laurence Lesser, Ivan Monighetti, Philippe Muller, Li-Wei Qin, Martti Rousi and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.

Former major prize winners include Nicolas Altstaedt, Xavier Phillips, Hai-Ye Ni, Enrico Bronzi, Andreas Brantelid – and VC Artists Kian Soltani, Pablo Ferrández and Aurélien Pascal.

The 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition will be streamed live on The Violin Channel - direct from all venues.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Maarit Kytöharju

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