Finalists in the VI International Paulo Cello Competition announced

The second round of the competition was held in Lahti’s Sibelius Hall 19–20 October. Six young cellists were selected by the Jury to proceed the finals that will be held on October 22–25 at Espoo Cultural Centre and Helsinki Music Centre. The finalists of the VI International Paulo Cello Competition are Bryan ChengLeonardo Chiodo, Brannon Cho, Zlatomir Fung, Minji Kim and Timotheos Petrin.

Performance order in the first final

Monday 22 Oct
1. Timotheos Petrin, Greece
2. Zlatomir Fung, USA
3. Bryan Cheng, Canada

Tuesday 23 Oct
4. Minji Kim, South Korea
5. Leonardo Chiodo, Finland
6. Brannon Cho, USA


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