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34 young musicians impressed the Jury of the 2022 Enescu Competition!

We had an intense week, full of emotions for the semifinalists of the 2022 Enescu Competition! More than 100 young musicians applied for this edition and participated in the Online Round. Reaching its 18th edition, the George Enescu International Competition will take place in Bucharest this September between 4 and 18. The total value of the prizes is 120.000 EURO,  and most importantly, prizes destined to encourage the international promotion and artistic launch of the most talented competitors.

CELLO

11 young musicians qualified for the Semifinals. In alphabetical order, they are: Sofia Blându (Romania), Constantin Borodin (Moldova / Romania), Maria-Izabela Ghergu (Romania), Goeunsol Heo (South Korea), Jisoo Kim (South Korea), Benjamin Kruithof (Luxembourg), Jiaqi Liu (China), Constantin Siepermann (Germany), Francesco Stefanelli (San Marino), Ileana Waldenmayer (Italy) and Aihao Zheng (China).

The Cello Semifinal will take place on September 5 and 6, 2022 at the Romanian Athenaeum, in Bucharest. Supporting the Competition’s mission to highlight Enescu’s creations, the Cello Semifinal includes, by regulation, Sonata no. 2 in C major for Cello and Piano Op. 26 of George Enescu. The Final will be on Thursday, September 8, 2022, when the three qualified competitors will be accompanied by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by maestro Tito Muñoz.

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cello semifinalists enescu competition 2022

Sofia Blându (Romania), Constantin Borodin (Moldova / Romania), Maria-Izabela Ghergu (Romania), Goeunsol Heo (South Korea), Jisoo Kim (South Korea), Benjamin Kruithof (Luxembourg), Jiaqi Liu (China), Constantin Siepermann (Germany), Francesco Stefanelli (San Marino), Ileana Waldenmayer (Italy), and Aihao Zheng (China).

VIOLIN

12 young musicians qualified for the Semifinals. In alphabetical order, they are Stefan Aprodu (Romania), Takamori Arai (Japan), Kristina Besman (Russia), Heidi Hatch (Spain), Andrea Hughes (USA), Yoko Ishikura (Japan), Maria Marica (Romania), Joanna Ruseva (Bulgaria), Reika Sakamoto (Japan), Christian Sebastianutto (Italy), Ming-Chun Teng (Taiwan) and Grégoire Torossian (France).

The Violin Semifinal will take place on September 10 and 11, 2022 at the Romanian Athenaeum, in Bucharest. The program includes representative works from Enescu’s creation for violin: Sonata no. 2 for piano and violin in F minor op. 6, Sonata no. 3 for piano and violin in A minor op. 25 “Dans le caractère populaire roumain” and Suite for violin and piano op. 28 “Impressions d’enfance”. The Final will be on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, and the three qualified competitors will be accompanied by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by maestro Wilson Hermanto.

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violin semifinalists enescu competition 2022

Stefan Aprodu (Romania), Takamori Arai (Japan), Kristina Besman (Russia), Heidi Hatch (Spain), Andrea Hughes (USA), Yoko Ishikura (Japan), Maria Marica (Romania), Joanna Ruseva (Bulgaria), Reika Sakamoto (Japan), Christian Sebastianutto (Italy), Ming-Chun Teng (Taiwan) and Grégoire Torossian (France).

PIANO

11 young musicians qualified for the Piano Semifinal of the 2022 George Enescu International Competition. The list of the semifinalists in alphabetical order is the following: Robert Bily (Germany), Michelle Candotti (Italy), Antonio Chen Guang (China), Timofey Dolya (Russia), Eva Garet (Romania), Ryunosuke Kishimoto (Japan), Minsung Lee (South Korea), Alexandra Segal (Israel), George Todică (Romania), Daria Ioana Tudor (Romania) and Chun Lam U (Hong Kong).

The Piano Semifinal will take place on September 15 and 16, 2022 at the Romanian Athenaeum, in Bucharest. The program includes some of Enescu’s most important piano works: Suite no. 2 in D major op. 10, Sonata no. 1 in F sharp minor op. 24, and Sonata no. 3 in D major op. 24. The Final will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, and the three qualified competitors will be accompanied by the George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by maestro Kensho Watanabe.

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piano semifinalists enescu competition 2022

Robert Bily (Germany), Michelle Candotti (Italy), Antonio Chen Guang (China), Timofey Dolya (Russia), Eva Garet (Romania), Ryunosuke Kishimoto (Japan), Minsung Lee (South Korea), Alexandra Segal (Israel), George Todică (Romania), Daria Ioana Tudor (Romania) and Chun Lam U (Hong Kong).

 

We will soon publish the complete program of this edition of the 2022 Enescu Competition.