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Florian PONS

FRANCE

  • date of birth: 30th of September 1994
  • is currently studying at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris (prof. Marc Coppey)
  • has studied at the CRR Toulouse with Prof. Philippe Muller and at the CRR in Paris with Prof. Raphaël Pidou
  • participated in masterclasses given by Frans Helmerson, Gary Hoffman, Boris Andrianov, Seiji Ozawa, Nobuko Imai and Alexander Rudin
  • performed for the opening concert of China’s Cello Biennale, “SuperCello” in April 2018, the first movement of the Shostakovich Cello Concerto with double orchestra
  • plays on an 18th century cello attributed to Ambroise de Comble, disciple of Stradivarius

 

Prizes: Laureate of “Vatelot” Competition in 2011, Toulouse Rotary Club Competition in 2012, Epernay String Competition in 2013, “Tremplin of Aulnay” International Competition; Honorary Prize of the 2013 “Leopold Bellan” International Competition

 

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice no. 2 op. 25

Haydn Cello Concerto no. 1 in C major

Schumann Adagio and Allegro op. 70

 

Second Round

Brahms Sonata op.99

Kodály Sonata for Solo Cello op. 8, 1st movement

Davydov At the Fountain op. 20

 

Semifinal

Enescu Sonata no. 2 in C major op. 26

Prokofiev Sonata in C major op. 119

 

Final

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor op. 104