Competitions, Awards and Appointments: May 2021


This month’s competition results, appointments and forthcoming contests


German cellist Simon David Eberle, 28, has won the grand prize at the Gustav Mahler International Cello Competition in Prague, Czech Republic. Eberle, who studies under Jens Peter Maintz at the University of the Arts Berlin, takes home a CZK30,000 (£1,000) cash prize. First prizes were awarded in 11 age categories, with ages 9 and below in category 1 to ages 26 to 30 in category 11, the latter of which Eberle also won…

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