Yuya Okamoto performs in the final of the Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition

Japanese cellist Yuya Okamoto performs Dvořák’s Second Cello Concerto with the Brussels Philharmonic conducted by Stéphane Denève in the final of the 2017 Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition – for which he won second prize.

The 22-year-old former prize winner of the Competition of Japan and Witold Lutoslawski International Competition was one of 12 cellists competing in this year’s final, held at the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, for a top prize of €25,000.