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12 young artists from Russia, The Netherlands, Romania, Japan, Spain, South Korea, Turkey, France and the United States have qualified to the Second round of the Cello Section at the Enescu Competition 2016

Two young artists from South Korea, two from Japan, two from Romania and one from The Netherlands, Spain, Turkey, France and the United States each have qualified to the Second round of the Cello Section at the “George Enescu” International Competition 2016, the results of which were announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The first round of the “George Enescu” International Competition 2016, Cello Section took place on September 4, 5 and 6, at the University of Music Bucharest. The special jury decided on Tuesday, 6 September, the contestants qualified to the Second round of the Competition: Anastasia Kobekina (Russia), Ion Storojenco (Romania), Anastasia Feruleva (The Netherlands), Ayano Kamimura (Japan), Makio Horie (Japan), Lee Mon-Puo (Spain), Kyung Cho Yoon (South Korea), Jamal Aliyev (Turkey), Bumjun Kim (France), Zlatomir Fung (United States of America), Woochan Jeong (South Korea) and
Octavian Lup (Romania)
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The Jury of the Cello Section at the 2016 edition of the Enescu Competition consists of David Geringas, (President of the Jury),Alexandra Guțu, Arto Noras, Julius Berger, Frans Helmerson, Marin Cazacu, Mirel Iancovici and Philippe Muller.

The second round (knockout) of the Enescu Competition takes place on September 8 and 9, starting 16:00, at the Romanian Athenaeum. It is for the first time within the Enescu Competition that this round is organized at the Romanian Athenaeum, for the general audience to be able to attend these recitals in this venue. The semifinal will be organized on September 11. The Final of the Competition, Cello Section, consisting of three concerts with orchestra, with the extraordinary participation of the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, will take place on September 13, at 18:00, in the Grand Hall of the Romanian Athenaeum. Tickets for the Cello Final are still available in the EVENTIM network.

Between September 3 and 25, 196 young artists from all over the world are coming to Bucharest to give life to their dream of becoming great artists of the world, at the 2016 edition of the George Enescu International Competition. The prizes have a total value of EUR 115,000, with the added possibility of performing on the stage of the Enescu Festival, as well as special prizes and international promotion opportunities.

Organized with a new concept, the 2016 edition of the Enescu Competition will bring to the same stage established artists as well – members of the jury, winners of previous years who have made an international career, and winners of the competition of 2014, who will give extraordinary recitals at this edition. Enescu Competition 2016 also involves the audience thanks to a new app, which allows users to register their own lifelong dream on the website of the Competition and Festival. The recitals and concerts with orchestra at the Enescu Competition 2016 are broadcast live in Romania, on www.festivalenescu.ro, on TVR2 and on a screen in front of the Romanian Athenaeum, as well as all over the world, by the online classical music channel Medici TV.

 “I dream ceaselessly. I want to play music for as long as I am alive.” – these are the words of George Enescu, brought back to life at the 2016 edition of the Enescu Competition, in a challenge launched to young artists and to the audience alike: “Give life to your dream!”. We are the sum of our dreams, as individuals and as a society. Enescu Competition 2016 invites us to acknowledge and celebrate the dreams that take us further, from the perspective of the selected young artists competing at this edition, as well as from that of the audience coming to support them at the Romanian Athenaeum.

 Translation provided by Biroul de Traduceri Champollion