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The George Enescu International Competition starts on Europe Day: 23 cellists from 14 countries in a recital on

Today, May 9, begins the Online Round of the George Enescu International Competition with the Cello Section. 23 young musicians out of the 26 registered were declared eligible by complying with the conditions imposed by the rules. Access to all the online content of the Competition is free for classical music admirers on

The jury proceedings for the first stage of the Competition will take place online by analysing the contestants’ videos by the specialised juries consisting of internationally renowned musicians. The Cello Section Jury of the 2022 edition formed  of David Geringas (Chairman of the Jury), Natasha Brofsky, Marin Cazacu, Enrico Dindo, Leonid Gorokhov, Alexandra Guțu, Reinhard Latzko, Meehae Ryo and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.

The results of the online round of the Cello Section will be announced on the Competition’s website until May 31, 2022. Only 12 contestants will be able to qualify for the Semifinals of the 18th edition of the Enescu Competition which will take place in September 2022, at the Romanian Athenaeum.

The 23-recital repertoire includes famous works by European and American composers, from Bach and Haydn to Krzysztof Penderecki and George Crumb. The average age of the Cello section competitors is 23 years old, and the youngest competitor is 12 years old.

You can watch the video recordings by accessing the page dedicated to the online round of the Cello section.

The George Enescu International Competition, one of the most important international launching platforms for young musicians around the world, is created as a natural extension of the George Enescu Festival – the most prestigious cultural event organised by Romania. Over time, the Enescu Competition has significantly contributed to the promotion and launch of many great artists, who have always kept a close connection with Enescu and Romania.

The Enescu competition is a cultural project funded by the Romanian Government through the Ministry of Culture.