WINNERS OF THE VII INTERNATIONAL PAULO CELLO COMPETITION
All the finalists were given the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and three 4th places. The 4th placed winners are in the alphabetical order.
- Luka Coetzee
€20.000, In addition, Cello bow by Risto Vainio, Risto Vainio Ltd.
- Petar Pejčić
- Samuel Niederhauser
- Woochan Jeong, Liav Kerbel, Gaeun Kim
CHANGES IN THE JURY
Jury member, Professor Emerita Myung-Wha Chung has cancelled her attendance in the jury of VII International Paulo Cello Competition 2023 due to COVID-19. Professor Hyoung Won Chang from Seoul has been invited to join the jury in her place.
From the Artistic Director
The repertoire for the VII International Paulo Cello Competition is very challenging and demands masterly skills of all who take part. Applications were submitted by 108 cellists from 23 countries, and the 26 selected are all of an extremely high standard.
Cello music of the highest order, combining technical virtuosity with sensitivity of interpretation, ranks among the most enchanting of the arts. The International Paulo Cello Competition to be held in Helsinki, Espoo and Lahti on October 1–12 is a chance to witness this delicate balance of brilliant execution and personal expression.
Spouse of the President of the Republic of Finland
Competitors of the VII International Paulo Cello Competition in Finland 1.-12.10.2023 are:
João Pedro Gonçalves
Ye Un Park
As a part of the competition, a masterclass will be organized for talented students led by international jury members.
The masterclasses will take place on October 7-8 in Helsinki at the Camerata Hall of the Music Centre. There will be 7 lessons each day starting at 10 AM. The audience is welcome to attend the masterclasses free of charge.