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  • date of birth: September 30, 1993
  • currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Prof. Mats Lidström;
  • performed in venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, the Philharmonie Berlin, Southbank Centre, The Laeiszhalle Hamburg, Foudation Louis Vuitton;
  • festival appearances include Piatigorsky International Cello Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival, Festival Radio France Occitanie Montpellier, Cayman Arts Festival;
  • plays on a 1849 Charles Adolphe Gand – Auguste Tolbecque cello.


First Round

Popper Etude Op. 73 No. 20

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 No. 1 in E minor Op. 38

Ligeti Sonata for Solo Cello

Popper Elfentanz Op. 39


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

Shostakovich Cello Sonata in D minor Op. 40


Dvořák Cello Concerto in B minor Op. 104