Berlin to Host Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann Cello Competitors

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Twelve younger cellists had been chosen to participate within the competitors, which is to be held in Berlin from November 15-22, 2022

In tribute to cellist Emanuel Feuermann, the Kronberg Academy and Berlin College of the Arts initiated the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann worldwide cello competitors beneath the patronage of Daniel Barenboim.

To rejoice the a hundred and twentieth anniversary of Emanuel Feuermann’s birthday, which is November 22, 1902, the competitors will supply audiences in Berlin every week of probably the most various cello repertoire carried out on the highest degree.

The fifth version of the competitors shall be held from November 15 to 22, 2022. After a web based preliminary spherical, the next three rounds shall be held dwell at numerous places throughout Berlin — such because the Berlin Philharmonie, Nice Corridor of the Jewish Museum Berlin, the Haus des Rundfunks, and the Berlin College of the Arts.

Opponents within the second spherical, semi-final, and closing shall be performing with the ensemble Metamorphosen Berlin, members of the Boccherini Trio, and the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, performed by Josef Bastian.

Prize winners shall be awarded as much as €15,000 in prize cash and can obtain skilled improvement help for his or her future musical careers.

The competitors will open – because it did 20 years in the past on the first Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann — within the Nice Corridor of the Jewish Museum Berlin on  November 15, that includes works by Francis Poulenc, Marc Bouchkov, Efrem Podgaits, and Johannes Brahms. Performing artists will embrace cellists and former prize winners Giorgi Kharadze and Aurélien Pascal, violinist Alissa Margulis, and pianists Chiyan Wong and Julien Quentin.


The competitors schedule will proceed as follows:

Quarter-Finals: November 16 and 17, Chamber Music Corridor of the Philharmonie Berlin

Semi-Finals: November 19, Berlin College of the Arts

Ultimate: November 21, Berlin’s Haus des Rundfunks (Broadcasting Home)


The three finalists will carry out cello concertos by Edward Elgar, Dmitri Shostakovich, and Robert Schumann alongside the Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin directed by Joseph Bastian.

The winner of the viewers prize can even be chosen by listeners throughout this live performance. All winners of the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann prizes shall be introduced immediately after the live performance.

The 2022 jury contains Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi (chairman), Anthony Elliott, Karine Georgian, David Geringas, Xenia Jankovic, Jens Peter Maintz, Jérôme Pernoo, Founder and Chairman of the Kronberg Academy Basis Raimund Trenkler, and Hillel Zori.


The opponents within the Grand Prix Emanuel Feuermann 2022:

Luca Giovannini, Italy

Johannes Grey, USA

Christoph Heesch, Germany

Irena Josifoska, Hungary

Bumjun Kim, France

Minji Kim, South Korea

Jiayi Liu, China

Keisuke Morita, Japan

Ivan Skanavi, Russia

Benett Tsai, Australia


From 2002 to 2014, the cello competitors is held in Berlin each 4 years, accompanied with a number of live shows main as much as the occasion. The competitors was named after Emanuel Feuermann, a professor on the Berlin College of the Arts till he was pressured to to migrate in 1933. The primary Grand Prix was held 20 years in the past to mark Feuermann’s centenary.


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