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The top prize winner of the Cello Competition will be awarded a €50,000 cash prize, along with a tour of ten concerts with an honorarium of €5,000 per concert

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We're coming to you from the Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Music Hall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates for the Final Round of the 2022 Classic Strings Cello Competition.

Over the two day Final Round, each finalist will perform alongside the Armenian State Symphony Orchestra.

This year's yury comprises: Dominique de Williencourt (France), Boris Andrianov (USA), Suren Bagratuni (USA), Alexander Chaushian (Armenia/UK), Henri Demarquette (France), Julian Lloyd Webber (UK), Philippe Muller (France), Martti Rousi (Finland), Meehae Ryo (South Korea) and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (Japan).

The Violin Channel recently spoke with the President of the Classic Strings Competition, Konstantin Ishkhanov.

 

The 2022 cello finalists are:

  • Michal Balas (Poland)

  • Johannes Gray (USA/France)

  • Liav Kerbel (Belgium/Israel)

  • Sydney Lee (USA)

  • Vaclav Petr (Czech Republic)

  • Lizi Ramishvili (Georgia)

  • Yung-Tzu Wang (Taiwan/Germany)

  • Alexey Zhilin (Russia)

 

The top prize winner of the Cello Competition will be awarded a €50,000 cash prize, along with a tour of ten concerts with an honorarium of €5,000 per concert. There will also be prizes for the first and second runner-ups, as well as a number of special prizes in recognition of different achievements throughout the competition.

 

TUESDAY MAY 17 | 8:30 AM (EDT)
2022 CLASSIC STRINGS CELLO COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND DAY 1
JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY - DUBAI, UAE

 

 

 

Liav Kerbel (Belgium/Israel)

  • Schumann | Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Sydney Lee (USA)

  • Prokofiev | Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op. 125

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Vaclav Petr (Czech Republic)

  • Dvořák | Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Lizi Ramishvili (Georgia)

  • Shostakovich | Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

 

TUESDAY MAY 17 | 8:30 AM (EDT)
2022 CLASSIC STRINGS CELLO COMPETITION | FINAL ROUND DAY 2
JUMEIRAH ZABEEL SARAY - DUBAI, UAE

 

 

Alexey Zhilin (Russia)

  • Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E Flat Major, Op. 107

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Michal Balas (Poland)

  • Dvořák | Cello Concerto in B minor, Op. 104

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Johannes Gray (USA/France)

  • Prokofiev | Sinfonia Concertante in E minor, Op. 125

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”

Yung-Tzu Wang (Taiwan/Germany)

  • Tchaikovsky | Variations on a Rococo Theme, Op. 33

  • Alexey Shor | Cello Concerto “Musical Pilgrimage”