For full functionality of this page it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are the instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser Ariana KASHEFI | George Enescu Festival



– date of birth: 29th of March 1991

– is currently studying at the Barenboim-Said Academy with Frans Helmerson

– was selected for the London Symphony Orchestra – String Experience Scheme in 2013, performing with great conductors Daniel Harding and Bernard Haitink

– participated in festivals and courses including Musique à Marsac (France), Bad Leonfelden (Austria), Mendelssohn on Mull (Scotland), The Scottish International Cello Festival, Encuentro de Musica y Academia Santander (Spain), IMS Prussia Cove working intensively with Steven Isserlis, the Chigiana Siena Academie Musicale (Italy) with Prof. David Geringas and the Kronberg Academy Masterclasses with Gary Hoffman

Prizes: Winner of the 2013 “Making Music Awards for Young Concert Artists” (AYCA) and finalist in the 2015 Royal Overseas League


First Round
Piatti Caprice no. 6 op. 25
Haydn Cello Concerto no. 2 in D major
Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70

Second Round
Brahms Sonata op. 99
Hindemith Sonata for Solo Cello no. 3 op. 25
Davydov At the Fountain op. 20

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in C major op. 26
Shostakovich Sonata in D minor op. 40

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor op. 85