Final Round Competitors Announced at Isang Yun Competition — Cello 2022

This year’s cello competition is being held from October 29 to November 6, 2022, at the internationally renowned Tongyeong Concert Hall in South Korea

 

Open to cellists born between November 1, 1991, and October 31, 2007, the Isang Yun Competition will award this year’s first prize winner KRW 30,000,000 (US $26,525).

Held until November 6, 2022, at the internationally renowned Tongyeong Concert Hall in South Korea, the final round of the competition will be led by conductor Christian Vásquez with the Tongyeong Festival Orchestra.

The 2022 jury comprises Ivan Monighetti (Chairman), Ole Akahoshi, Roel Dieltiens, Ophélie Gaillard, Yeonsun Joo, Laurence Lesser, Sangmin Park, Li-Wei Qin, and Troels Svane.

 

The final round competitors and the concertos they will perform at the finals include:

Florian Pons, France
A. Dvořák: Cello Concerto No. 2 in B minor, Op. 104

Jaemin Han, Korea
Isang Yun: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1976)

Deokyong Kim, Korea
D. Shostakovich: Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

Woochan Jeong, Korea
Isang Yun: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1976)

 

Presented by the Tongyeong International Music Foundation since 2003, the competition is held in remembrance of renowned Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), with the aim of supporting emerging international soloists and promoting cultural exchange among nations.

Held annually and alternating disciplines between piano, violin, and cello, previous prize winners include cellists Ella van Poucke, Christine J. Lee, Sang-Eun Lee, and Narek Hakhnazaryan.


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