Three cellists will each play the Schumann concerto in the final for a share of €15,000 cash and other prizes
The International Instrumental Competition Markneukirchen has announced the finalists for its 2019 cello competition.
The three young cellists are:
- Yeong-Kwang Lee (South Korea)
- Friedrich Thiele (Germany)
- Daniel Thorell (Schweden)
Each will perform Schumann’s Cello Concerto with the Plauen-Zwickau Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Leo Siberski on Friday 17 May at the Musikhalle Markneukirchen.
The competition’s first prize winner takes €7,000 in cash as well as a BAM cello case and concert engagement with Chursächsischen Philharmonie Bad Elster.
With Markneukirchen being the centre of German instrument making, there is also a new bow by a local master bowmaker on offer for the winner of the audience prize.
The jury, headed by Maria Kliegel, comprises Yi-Bing Chu, Danjulo Ishizaka, Zdzisław Łapiński, Jelena Očić, Csaba Onczay and Marko Ylönen.