• Lluís Claret

    Lluís Claret – President of the Jury

    Born in Andorra in 1951, from exiled catalan parents, Lluís Claret begins his musical studies at the age of 9. His musical future will be strongly marked by his contact with great teachers as Maurice Gendron, Radu Aldulescu and Enric Casals (Pablo Casals brother) who, besides not being a cellist, ...
  • vladimir malinovski

    Vladimir Malinovski

    Vladimir Malinowski was born in Russia. From 1971 to 76 he studied cello as a concert instrument and music teaching at the Hochschule Swerdlowsk and went on to study a further degree in Music.Whilst studying he performed as solo cellist for the Ural Philharmonic Orchestra until 1990. In 1977 Vladimir ...
  • frans helmerson

    Frans Helmerson

    Swedish cellist Frans Helmerson studied in Göteborg, Rome and London with G.Vecchi, G. Selmi and W. Pleeth, as well as having had the benefit of the guidance and support from M. Rostropovitch. Frans Helmerson has performed with many of today’s finest conductors such as Seiji Ozawa, Colin Davies, Neeme Järvi, ...
  • marin cazacu

    Marin Cazacu

    Born on September 30th, 1956, at Vidra-Ilfov county, Marin Cazacu studied the cello at the Dinu Lipatti Music Lyceum in Bucharest with professor Ion Urcan, and afterwards at the Ciprian Porumbescu State Conservatoire with the well known professors Serafim Antropov and Aurel Niculescu. Furthermore, he improved his musical skills in ...