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JOEL BLIDO

GERMANY

  • date of birth: October 24, 1998
  • currently studying in Weimar with Prof. Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt;
  • studied at the University of Music Würzburg with Prof. Orfeo Mandozzi;
  • participated in masterclasses given by Jens Peter Maintz, David Geringas, Michael Sanderling, Julius Berger, Raphael Wallfisch, Pieter Wispelwey, István Várdai, David Grigorian, Zvi Plesser, Hillel Zori;
  • plays on a Santo Serafin cello, from 1720, formerly owned by Jörg Metzger.

Prizes: laureate of the TONALi Competition, Giovani Musicisti Competition in Treviso

Program:

First Round

Piatti Caprice Op. 25 No. 8

Haydn Cello Concerto No. 1 in C major Hob. VIIb/1

Schumann Adagio and Allegro in A flat major Op. 70

Second Round

Brahms Cello Sonata

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Davidov At the Fountain Op. 20 No. 2

Semifinal

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

Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40

Final

Elgar Cello Concerto in E minor Op. 85