Benjamin Kruithof
(c) Kaupo Kippas

Luxembourgish cellist Benjamin Kruithof won First Prize in the cello category of the 18th Enescu Competition in Bucharest. His performance of Dvorak’s Cello Concerto op. 104 convinced the jury led by president David Geringas.

Benjamin Kruithof was born into a musical family in Luxembourg in 1999. He began studying the cello at the age of 5. In 2014, he began his studies at the Cologne University of Music and studied with Katharina Deserno and Maria Kliegel. Since 2017 he studies with Jens Peter Maintz at the Berlin University of the Arts. He is a scholarship holder of the Liechtenstein Music Academy. In February 2020 he recorded his first CD with the Herford Philharmonic at Ars Produktion.

Constantin Borodin (Republic of Moldova/Romania) won Second Prize, and Constantin Siepermann (Germany) came on the third place.

The 18th edition of the George Enescu International Competition takes place in Bucharest between September 4 and 18 with three categories violin, cello and piano.

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