Winners Introduced at Isang Yun Competitors — Cello 2022

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Korean cellist Jaemin Han has received first prize, price KRW 30,000,000 (US $26,525)


Held till November 6, 2022, on the internationally famend Tongyeong Live performance Corridor in South Korea, the Isang Yun Competitors introduced this yr’s prize winners, all of whom are from Korea.

The ultimate spherical was accompanied by the Tongyeong Pageant Orchestra and conductor Christian Vásquez. The competitors was open to cellists born between November 1, 1991, and October 31, 2007.

First prize winner Jaemin Han will obtain KRW 30,000,000 (US $26,525). He was additionally awarded the Seong-Yawng Park Particular Prize and the UNESCO Inventive Metropolis of Music Particular Prize (viewers prize). He carried out Isang Yun’s Concerto for Cello and Orchestra (1976) within the ultimate spherical.

Second prize and the Isang Yun Particular Prize went to Woochan Jeong, whereas third prize went to Deokyong Kim.

The 2022 jury comprised Ivan Monighetti (Chairman), Ole Akahoshi, Roel Dieltiens, Ophélie Gaillard, Yeonsun Joo, Laurence Lesser, Sangmin Park, Li-Wei Qin, and Troels Svane.

Introduced by the Tongyeong Worldwide Music Basis since 2003, the competitors is held in remembrance of famend Korean composer Isang Yun (1917-1995), to assist rising worldwide soloists and promote cultural alternate amongst nations.

Held yearly and alternating disciplines between piano, violin, and cello, earlier prize winners embrace cellists Ella van Poucke, Christine J. Lee, Sang-Eun Lee, and Narek Hakhnazaryan.



Because the youngest-ever winner of the George Enescu Worldwide Competitors in 2021, Jaemin Han signed with KD Schmid for Common Administration this yr.

He began taking part in the cello on the age of 5 and made his debut three years later in his hometown with the Wonju Metropolis Symphony Orchestra. A former scholar of Myung-Wha Chung, he’s presently learning with Kangho Lee and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi on the Korea Nationwide Institute for the Gifted in Arts.

A 3rd prize on the Geneva Worldwide Music Competitors, his extra accolades embrace performing on the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and profitable first prizes on the Osaka Worldwide Music Competitors 2015, Worldwide Cello Competitors ‘David Popper’ for Younger Cellists 2017, and Worldwide Dotzauer Competitors for Younger Cellists 2019.

Additional highlights for the upcoming season embrace a tour of Korea with the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg underneath the baton of Gustavo Gimeno, his New Zealand debut with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Shi-yeon Sung, and a recital on the Tongyeong Worldwide Music Pageant.


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