The Queen Elisabeth Cello Competition in Brzsselks has announced the 12 finalists who are:  Yibai Chen,  Bryan Cheng,  Hayoung Choi,  Jeremias Fliedl,  Stéphanie Huang,  Woochan Jeong,  Marcel Johannes Kits,  Taeguk Mun,  Samuel Niederhauser,  Petar Pejčić,  Oleksiy Shadrin,  Sul Yoon.

The final will take place at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts, from Monday 30 May to Saturday 4 June.

The finalists will perform a concerto of their own choice and the unpublished work specially written for this year’s competition by Jörg Widmann. The candidates receive the score once they arrive at the Music Chapel. They only have one week to study it, without outside help

The performances are broadcast live and on demand on the competition’s website,

Queen Elisabeth Competition announces semi-finalists

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