Previous winners

I International Paulo Cello Competition, 4–14 November, 1991

  1. Xavier Phillips, France
  2. Quirine Viersen, Netherlands
  3. Henri Demarquette, France
  4. Jan-Erik Gustafsson, Finland
  5. Jean-Guihen Queyras, France
  6. Jens Peter Maintz, Germany

II Competition, 3–15 November, 1996

  1. Hai-Ye Ni, China
  2. Oren Shevlin, UK
  3. Perttu Kivilaakso, Finland
  4. Inbal Segev Israel, ja Taneli Turunen, Finland
  5. Ani Aznavoorian, USA

III Competition, 5-14 November, 2002

  1. Enrico Bronzi, Italy
  2. Rafal Kwiatkowski, Poland
  3. Young-Hoon Song, South Korea
  4. Chui-Yee Lee, Hong Kong/canada and Renaud Déjardin, France
  5. Doo-Min Kim, South Korea

IV Competition, 13–24 April, 2007

  1. Andreas Brantelid, Sweden/Denmark
  2. Béatrice Reibel, France
  3. Nicolas Altstaedt, Germany/France
  4. Samuli Peltonen, Finland and Janina Ruh, Germany
  5. Silver Ainomäe, Finland/Estonia

Special prizes:
The Raphaël Sommer Memorial Prize: Andreas Brantelid
The Finnish Broadcasting Company Prize: Stefano Cerrato, Italy

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V Competition, 16–27 April, 2013

  1. Kian Soltani, Austria (15 000 €)
  2. Pablo Ferrández Castro, Spain (9 000 €) and
    Aurélien Pascal, France (9 000 €)
  3. Alexander Ramm, Russia/Lithuania (5 000 €)
  4. Norbert Anger, Germany (2 000 €) and
    Janina Ruh, Saksa (2 000 €)

Special prizes:
Lukas Stasevskij (Finland, for the best performance of Preludio by Krzysztof Penderecki, 1 000 €)
Jonathan Roozeman (Finland/Netherlands, for being the most prominent young talent, 1 000 €)

Shadow Jury Diploma: Kian Soltani

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