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Candidates Announced for Finland’s 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition

The 26 opening round candidates have been announced for the 2018 Paulo International Cello Competition – to be held from the 14th to the 25th of October, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland.

The 2018 candidates are:

  • VC Young Artist Zlatomir Fung (USA)
  • VC Young Artist Brannon Cho (USA)
  • Teresa Beldi (Germany)
  • Bryan Cheng (Canada)
  • Leonardo Chiodo (Finland)
  • JooYeon Choi (South Korea)
  • Elia Cohen Weissert (Germany)
  • Christoph Croisé (Switzerland)
  • Rainer Crosett (USA)
  • Iago Domínguez Eiras (Spain)
  • Jérémy Garbarg (France)
  • Johannes Gray (USA)
  • Irena Josifoska (Hungary)
  • Minji Kim (South Korea)
  • Maciej Kułakowski (Poland)
  • Christine Lee (South Korea)
  • Gabriel Martins (USA)
  • Sirja Nironen (Finland)
  • Jonas Palm (Germany)
  • Timotheos Petrin (Greece)
  • Senja Rummukainen (Finland)
  • Tony Rymer (USA)
  • Ivan Sendetskiy (Russia)
  • Sayaka Selina Studer (Switzerland)
  • Ildikó Szabó (Hungary)
  • Michiaki Ueno (Japan)

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

The 2018 jury will comprise: 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.

 

VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI | LUTOSLAWSKI CELLO CONCERTO | JOHN STORGARDS & HELSINKI PHILHARMONIC | 2013 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION | 1ST PRIZE

PICTURED: 2013 PAULO INTERNATIONAL CELLO COMPETITION 1ST PRIZE WINNER, VC ARTIST KIAN SOLTANI

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