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BENJAMIN LAI

USA

  • date of birth: July 15, 1993
  • currently studying at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Munich with Prof. Julian Steckel;
  • participated in masterclasses given by János Starker, Yo-Yo Ma, David Geringas, Natalia Gutman, Frans Helmerson, Miklós Perényi;
  • performed with the Symphoniker Hamburg, Philharmonie Baden-Baden, Neues Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra and the Croatian Radiotelevision Symphony Orchestra.

Prizes: laureate of the International Cello Competition Dotzauer, David Popper International Cello Competition, TONALi International Competition, International Cello Competition Antonio Janigro

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 6

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major Hob. VIIb/2

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Schubert Arpeggione Sonata in A minor D. 821

Kodály Sonata in B minor for Solo Cello Op. 8, first movement

Davidov At the Fountain Op. 20 No. 2

Semifinal

Enescu Cello Sonata No. 2 in C major Op. 26

Debussy Cello Sonata in D minor L. 135

Final

Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104