Semi-Finalists Announced at Romania’s 2020/2021 Enescu Cello Competition

The Semi Final and Final rounds will be held live at the Romanian Athenaeum in Bucharest in May 2021


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.