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Cello Final starts at 6 PM. Three young cellists follow their dream to win the Enescu Competition 2016!

The three young cellists qualified for the Final, Anastasia Kobekina (Russia), Mon-Puo Lee (Spain) and Zlatomir Fung (United States of America) will perform concertos by Elgar, Dvořák and Enescu to win the Trophy of the Enescu Competition 2016! 

The winner of the Cello Section of the Enescu Competition 2016 will be announced at the end of the evening, on the stage of the Romanian Athenaeum, by the President of the Jury of the Cello Section, the renowned cellist David Geringas.

The audience can listen to three concertos with orchestra performed by the three finalists of the Section on Tuesday, September 13, at the Romanian Athenaeum, starting 6.00 p.m. in the Cello Section Final: the Concerto for cello in E minor, Op. 85 by Edward Elgar, performed by the young cellist Anastasia Kobekina (Russia), the Concerto for cello in B minor, Op. 104 by Antonín Dvořák, performed by the young cellist Mon-Puo Lee (Spain) and the Symphonie Concertante, Op. 8 by George Enescu, performed by the young cellist Zlatomir Fung (United States of America). The George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra will be conducted by Alexandre Bloch.

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The Final of the Cello Section will be broadcasted live,, TVR 2 and o a large screen in front of the Romanian Athenaeum.

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Anastasia Kobekina (Russia) was born on 26 August 1994. Since 2012, she has studied at the Kronberg Academy Masters. She has a Master’s degree from the Yale University – Master of Music and Master of Musical of Arts. At the young age of 22, Anastasia Kobekina has already given concerts as a soloist and as a member of numerous orchestras, such as Moscow Virtuosi, Kremerata Baltica, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonia Varsovia, National Russian Philharmonic and Mariinsky Theater Orchestra.

Mon-Puo Lee (Spain) was born on 19 December 1993. He has a Bachelor’s degree from the Escuela Superior de Música Reina Sofía. Since 2015, she has been a student of the UDK Berlin. The 23-year-old has worked with various orchestras as a soloist: Chamber Orchestra of Andrés Segovia, Tonyeong Festival Orchestra, Orquesta Clásica a Santa Cecilia.

Zlatomir Fung (United States of America) was born on 11 April 1999. He is 17 years old and he is in the last year of study at the Chamber Music section at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. In 2010 he founded, together with his colleagues, The Mix Quartet. He has given concerts as a soloist with orchestras such as Santa Cruz Symphony, The Boston Pops Orchestra, The Peninsula Orchestra, The Grand Rapids Symphony, Symphony Pro Musica and Lausanne Sinfonietta.

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.

“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!”.

Trofeul Concursului Enescu 2016 realizat de artiștii Iulia Năstase și Mihai Băncilă